The Education of Looked After Children
This page will provide information for people who are involved in the care and education of our Looked After Child (LAC) to ensure that we are all supporting them to achieve well and be aspirational.
This will include Designated Teachers, Social Workers, Parents & Carers along with all other key people involved in improving the outcomes of our looked after children.
The ePEP (Personal Education Plan)
The Person Education Plan (ePEP) is the statutory tool to ensure that we are prioritising the education of our students, tracking their progress and supporting them to achieve and reach their potential. All Looked After Children have a statutory Care Plan, which is drawn up and reviewed by the Local Authority that looks after them. The Personal Education Plan is a legal part of the Care Plan, which is a statutory requirement for LAC from a child of 3 years if in education provision up to the age of 18.
The key professionals who are involved in every ePEP meeting are:
- The Young Person
- The Social Worker
- IRO (independent reviewing officer)
- The Carer(s)
- The school Designated Teacher for LAC (or delegated pastoral lead)
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England and is intended to be used to fund interventions for pupils of school age, to drive standards, support aspiration and narrow the gap in attainment between the advantaged and the disadvantaged within each school.
Since April 2014 the distribution of Pupil Premium for Looked After Children has been managed by each Local Authority’s Virtual School Head for Looked After Children. Manchester’s Virtual Head is Jane Johnson.