What  arrangements are in place for learners who are ‘Looked After’ and have SEN?

Learners who are ‘looked after’ by the local authority have the same rights as all learners. It is recognised that they may have additional needs due to attachment issues, early neglect, separation and loss, trauma and several placement moves. These barriers to learning may affect their educational outcomes and their personal, social and emotional development. The school’s designated teacher, Mrs J Preston, Vice Principal, monitors the provision for looked after pupils with formal termly PEP meetings (Personal Education Plan) in conjunction with the local authority, parents/ carers, class teachers and the young person themselves. Allocation of PEP funding is used to accelerate learning and/ or support the learners wellbeing through small step, SMART targeted support in addition to any SEND passport targets.