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Using Pupil Premium to fund visits by Ed Psych's

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by David_Naughton, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. David_Naughton

    David_Naughton New commenter

    We are having a discussion within our leadership team about how we can afford to pay for extra hours for our educational psychologist. A large number of our children who need work with the educational psychologist are also pupil premium - can we spend some of our pupil premium funding on extra hours for our Ed Psych?
     
  2. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Don't see why not as long as you can demonstrate impact and how it has improved learning and progress in PP children. We (a special school) use some of our PP to buy in SaLT.
     
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  3. Flanks

    Flanks Established commenter

    You might bump in to problems in evidencing that it is from your notional Sen budget. In theory you have been awarded a block grant which includes Sen. Furthermore, using pp money for ep might raise questions of how you are funding non pp students.

    I'm sure it is navigable, but may need some care in how the costs are worded and distributed. For example, if all your ed psych time is funded by pp, how do you account for Sen spending? Which department will be accountable for impact, Sen or pastoral? Will the ed psych time be used on non pp children, and if so how do you account for it? Furthermore, how would you justify the loss of impact for some pp children who don't need EP time?
     
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