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Looked After Children and Children Previously Looked After

Our designated teacher for children looked after and children previously looked after is Emma Longworth.

The role of the designated teacher includes:

  • Helping to ensure that other school staff are aware of the individual needs of looked-after pupils (while maintaining appropriate confidentiality) and promoting high aspirations.
  • Tracking the attendance, attainment and progress of their looked-after pupils.
  • Putting together the PEP that all LAC should have, in partnership with the child, their carer and their social worker.
  • Providing a consistent source of support to the child. That consistency alone can be invaluable. If things turn chaotic for the child, and other key adults in their life do change, school can provide the lifeline of a regular, reassuring voice.