We have a Designated Teacher for Looked after Children, Miss Emma Reed, who works closely with the SENCO to ensure all teachers in school understand the implications for those children who are looked after and have SEN.
Walworth School aims to promote the educational attainment, achievement and welfare of looked after children and previous looked after children.
The aims of the school are to:
- ensure that school policies and procedures are followed for looked after children and previously looked after children (PLAC) as for all children.
- ensure that all looked after and (PLAC) have access to a broad and balanced curriculum provide a differentiated curriculum appropriate to the individual’s needs and ability.
- ensure that looked after Pupils take as full a part as possible in school activities.
- ensure that carers and social workers of looked after Pupils are kept fully informed of their child’s progress and attainment.
- ensure that looked after Pupils are involved, where possible, in decisions affecting their future provision.
Monitoring the progress of Looked After Children
The school assesses each looked after student’s attainment on entry to ensure continuity of learning. The social worker for the looked after child initiates a Personal Education Plan – PEP – within 20 days of the pupil joining the school, or of entering care, and ensures that the young person is actively involved. Following the initial PEP, the role of the Designated Teacher is to liaise with other agencies involved to arrange further PEP review meetings and provide copies of the PEP to the social worker, specialist caseworker from Durham County Virtual School (or other Virtual School, where the child is from another Local Authority) and other agencies.
The allocation and purpose of the Pupil Premium Plus (PP+) will be included within the PEP. All PEPs are either in a word document or electronically through the online system provided by other LA such as Welfare Call.