Dear Parents and Carers
I am writing to make you aware of the Pupil Premium Grant for previously looked after children (Post LAC).
The pupil premium for 2019 to 2020 includes pupils who were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted: or who left authority care on a Special Guardianship or Child Arrangements Order (previously known as a Residence Order).
The grant available to schools is used to give these children the additional support they need. Children who have been adopted or placed in care may often experience grief or loss. Exposure to this kind of trauma can have a lasting impact on pupils and play a significant role in their emotional development. Accessing this grant will enable us to provide specific support in assisting the children educationally and helping address their wider needs.
We currently use the pupil premium funding to improve outcomes for pupils in the following areas:
- Academic achievement and progress
- Wider achievement e.g.: in an area that the child is academically more able in
- Social, Emotional and Well-being
- Holistic enrichments
If your child meets the Post LAC criteria and the school is unaware, notifying us could help your child receive the additional support that they are entitled to. Please contact one of the pupil premium team below if you feel your child meets the criteria as mentioned above:
Mrs Joy Thompson – Pupil premium Lead email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Christine Stanley – Pupil premium LAC Champion email: email@example.com
School would need to see a copy of the relevant legal order before 10th January 2020, in order for the school to receive the funding. We respect the confidentiality of the data and understand the sensitive nature of any information passed. I can assure you that we will comply with our data protection responsibilities as set out in the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018.
Thank you for your cooperation in helping us give our children the best support possible.