The Designated Teacher for Children Looked After is Miss Amanda Bond. She ensures all staff in school understand the implications for those children who are looked after and have SEN.
Children Looked After with SEND are supported in the same way as all children in school with SEND through the Graduated Response, the Assess, Plan, Do, Review cycle. The process will start with a Short Note and following the identification of need an SEN Support Plan or EHCP to meet the requirements of the pupil and the addition of a EYPEP (Early Years Personal Education Plan).
When a child becomes looked after his/her social worker must ensure that the child’s needs and the services to meet these are documented in the Care Plan. The Care Plan – of which the EYPEP is an integral part – is made before the child becomes looked after or in the case of an emergency placement within 10 working days. The EYPEP is a record of what needs to happen for children looked after to enable them to fulfil their potential and reflects any existing education plans, such as an EHCP, SEN Support Plan or Provision Mapping. The EYPEP should reflect the importance of a personalised approach to learning which secures good basic skills, stretches aspirations and builds life chances. The EYPEP is the joint responsibility of the local authority and the school.
Our Designated Teacher for Children Looked After is Miss Amanda Bond and can be contacted on 01388 436 000.