Looked After Children - Personal Education Plans and QA Audit Tool
The Personal Education Plan (PEP) is the statutory tool to ensure that all professionals are actively prioritising the education of the young person, carefully tracking progress and supporting the young person to achieve and to be aspirational.
In order to continue to facilitate effective PEP meetings and to create strong PEPS we are asking that schools and Designated Teachers continue to complete the action plan part of the PEP and provide social workers with a copy - Blank
PEP Action Plan
To support this process further, the Virtual School for LAC has produced a checklist for assisting schools to quality assure the PEPs of their LAC pupils.
takes you to a checklist for your information and to quality assure your existing PEPs and future PEPs.
Good examples of PEPs:
As part of the PEP process, we are requesting that schools review previous PEPs, using the PEP Review Document. The outcomes of this review can be used to inform the setting of new targets for the latest PEP. You can download the
PEP Review Document here
As you will be aware it is the statutory responsibility of the Virtual School to monitor the attainment and attendance of Bradford’s Looked After Children. We collect termly attainment data electronically from schools
where we have children looked after. Please click here for Instructions for inputting attainment data for CLA into Bradford
Additional Support Request Form
- This form is for applying to the Virtual School for funding following a conversation with your
link Virtual School Teacher. In order to access additional funding, (over and above the Pupil Premium Plus allocation) the school would need to demonstrate that monies have been spent
appropriately for the LAC.
Looked After Children: The Designated Teachers’s Annual Report to Governors
Please be aware, it is a statutory requirement for schools to present an annual report to governors on provision for its Looked After Children.
Your report should include the following:
Numbers of LAC and progress made by Looked After Children in your school
Overview of provision at your school
A case study of a Looked After Child highlighting progress since starting school or going into care and his/her social and emotional well-being
PEP update – numbers completed and range of professionals involved
Income from PPP+, outcomes and impact on attainment through targeted intervention
Fixed- term exclusions, if any. Actions taken to address issues and minimise further exclusions for LAC
Any CPD events attended.
Please see an
example of an annual report for your information and reference.
For further information please contact any member of the Virtual School Team.
OFSTED INSPECTION PREPARATION
We have attached a proforma to assist your school on preparation for a monitoring visit/Ofsted inspection. Please personalise the proforma to your own school context and the document should be used as a prompt for discussion only.
Promoting the Education of Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children - February 2018
The Designated Teacher of Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children - February 2018
Bradford Virtual School Information and Advice re Previously Looked After Children - May 2018
Powerpoint Presentation for Designated Teacher Networks - Summer 2018