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LAC Designated Teachers

Since September 2009 the governing bodies of all maintained schools have been required under the Children and Young Persons Act 2008 to appoint a  Looked After Children  (LAC) Designated Teacher to promote the educational achievement of all looked after children on the school roll.

The governing body must ensure that the LAC Designated Teacher undertakes appropriate training and reports to them about the role,

The LAC Designated Teacher has lead responsibility for helping staff understand how looked after children and young people learn and achieve, by:

  • Promoting high expectations & aspirations
  • Making sure the young person has a voice
  • Advising staff e.g. about Assessment for Learning
  • Ensuring the child or young person is prioritised and that carers support learning at home
  • Having lead responsibility for the development and implementation of the personal education plan (PEP)

The full DfE guidance can be found here: 

Training for LAC Designated Teachers is delivered through LAC Virtual School, Sheffield City Council, tel. 0114 2734452 or email: virtualschool@sheffield.gov.uk

 

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