Designated Teacher for Looked-After Children

Designated Teacher for Looked-After Children

Statistically, looked after children and those who were previously looked after are regarded as being vulnerable from a safeguarding point of view and experience barriers in maximising their full potential. Many looked after children will have previously experienced violence, abuse or neglect and these adverse childhood experiences can have a huge impact on their mental health and wellbeing and make them more vulnerable to perpetrators and abusive behaviours.

From 1 September 2009, the governing bodies of all maintained schools are required under the Children and Young Persons Act 2008 to appoint a Designated Teacher to promote the educational achievement of looked-after children and previously looked-after children on the school roll.

This course is designed to guide and support staff undertaking this role in accordance with HM Government statutory guidance.

What is covered in this course?

  • The Role of Governance
  • The essential duties of the Designated Teacher
  • Personal Education Plans (PEP) & the role of the Designated Teacher
  • What a PEP must include
  • What makes a successful PEP
  • PEP monitoring and reviewing
  • Pupil Premium Plus (PP+)
  • The relationship of the Designated Teacher to others beyond the school
  • Raising staff awareness and training

Our training is applicable to the following educational settings: Primary Schools, Primary Academies, Secondary Schools, Secondary Academies, Private Nurseries, Maintained Nurseries, Public Schools, Free Schools, Pupil Referral Units, and SEND Schools.

To fulfil the latest HM Government statutory guidance, training is advised for staff undertaking the role of Designated Teacher for Looked After Children.

The Admin dashboard

Our system requires no complicated setup. From the Admin Dashboard simply copy and send an invitation email to your staff with the login details for your school or academy. Once your staff commence training, all progress, results and CPD certificates are presented in the Admin Dashboard as evidence of training.

The Training site

Staff complete a course via any PC, Mac, Smartphone or Tablet. Each course is made up of an engaging multimedia presentation created using 3D animation, comprehensive course notes and a fully tracked multiple-choice assessment. On completion, staff can view and print their CPD accredited certificate.

All courses are kept up-to-date with any changes in legislation or policy ensuring practice in your school or academy is compliant with current requirements.

Time to complete course

Approximately 40 minutes

Course Video duration

27 minutes

CPD points

  • Provides a training audit trail to evidence compliance with statutory requirements on inspection
  • Stores certificates for future access

Includes access to selected Safeguarding Webinars.

Pricing and how to buy

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