We have a Designated Teacher for Looked After Children who can be contacted on 01388 488350 or emailed: firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Designated Teacher works closely with our SENCO to ensure all teachers in school understand the implications for those children who are looked after and have SEN.
Looked After Children with SEND are supported in the same way all all children in school with SEN, through the Graduated Response: the Assess, Plan, Do, Review cycle. The process will begin with a Short Note and, following the identification of need, a SEN Support Plan or EHCP will be devised to effectively meet the requirements of the pupil.
A Personal Education Plan (PEP) ensures each child’s needs and services required to meet these needs are documented. The PEP is a joint record between the school and the local authority of what needs to happen for Looked After Children to enable them to fulfil their potential, securing good basic skills, stretching aspirations and building firm, positive life chances.