We have a Designated Teacher for Looked after Children, Clare Carr (Headteacher) who works to ensure all teachers in school understand the implications for those children who are looked after and have SEN. Mrs Carr works with the Virtual School Head (VSH) who is there to ensure effective systems are in place for LAC. Some children may not be diagnosed when they are first looked after and we work with carers to address any concerns and quickly and effectively assess and address any SEN needs.
Looked after children with SEN are supported in school and have a support plan which is regularly reviewed. All LAC have a statutory Care Plan which is drawn up by the local authority which looks after them. The Personal Education Plan (PEP) is a legal part of the Care Plan and is a statutory requirement for LAC in education. Mrs Carr ensures that LAC have a PEP which is also reviewed every term. The support plan and PEP should work together. If a LAC with SEN requires further assessment for and Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP) we are aware of the need to do this in a timely manner.