Members of our school leader service can read our answer here.
Looked after children are now eligible for the ‘pupil premium plus’ – a higher rate of funding of £1,900 per pupil. We found that some schools have already published details of how they intend to spend this money, for example on one-to-one interventions or holiday playschemes.
I was also interested to learn that local authorities will have more of a say in how this money is spent. That’s unusual as schools now make decisions on almost all of their funding.