Each term, schools will be able to bid for additional funding from the Virtual School to help support their Previously Looked After Children. The amount requested will be capped per school however each bid will be discussed by a panel to ensure that there is fair access to funding.

The rationale behind providing this additional funding is:
Wokingham Virtual School recognises that the needs of some of the Post-Looked After Children within our authority are vast and since Covid we have seen an influx of PLAC who are struggling in educational settings. As a response to this and with our awareness of the ever-growing restraints on school budgets Wokingham Virtual School would like to offer Wokingham Schools the opportunity to bid for additional funding each term to support PLAC.

Please complete the following form by clicking the link below and submitting it to


Previously Looked After Children's past experiences can have a lasting impact, particularly in school. The emotional impact of their experiences is likely to have become significant barriers to their progress. It is important for schools and teachers to recognise that traumatic experiences in early childhood do not change overnight and that they play a pivotal role in supporting the academic, social and emotional needs of Previously Looked After Children. Education Plans for Previously Looked After Children are a continuation of the good practices seen within the regular Personal Education Plan reviews for Looked After Children.

Please click on the link below to see an exemplar Education Plan for PLAC


Please click on the link below to access the case study pro forma


Once the form has been received you will have a response within 10 working days as to whether your bid has been successful. We ask that the bid is SMART, it needs to have measurable outcomes.

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