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Looked After and Previously Looked After Children (LAC and PLAC)

LAC and PLAC team

 

 

Miss Brighton, SENCO, Designated LAC teacher

 

Mrs Humphries, Assistant Headteacher, Pupil Premium Lead

 

 

Our school aims to promote high aspirations for children who are placed in care and previously looked after, to ensure all pupils are given the opportunity to succeed and develop their full potential. We believe that every individual is capable of achieving, and constantly striving for excellence.

It is the responsibility of the Designated Teacher and the Inclusion Team, to work with all school staff to promote the educational achievement and pastoral welfare of Children Looked After (CLA) and Previously Looked After Children (Post LAC) that are part of our school community. We recognise that school plays a vital role in providing a stable base for LAC and Post LAC students and in promoting their academic, social, emotional and spiritual development. We promote staff training in their specific needs, so that we are sensitive to the barriers to learning that LAC and Post LAC students may experience. 

Overall objectives

 • To provide a safe and secure environment where education is always central to the planning and all adults understand the specific needs of LAC and Post LAC students

• To narrow the gap between the attainment of LAC and Post LAC students and their peers, ensuring accelerated and rapid progress.

• To use the allocated Pupil Premium Plus (PP+) to ensure effective impact

• For all LAC students to have a minimum of three Personal Education Planning (ePEP) meetings in an academic year and for the joint planning to actively impact on each child’s learning on a daily basis, to ensure accelerated and rapid progress

 • For all adults to provide discreet, sensitive, child-led support, with one key adult identified who will form a strong relationship and take a special interest in daily life at school

• LAC students and their foster families will feel part of the school community; they will be actively welcomed into the community in recognition of the particular needs of this group

Pupil Premium Plus spending

 

All students who are Looked After have a minimum of 3 Personal Education Planning (ePEP) meetings in an academic year. A joint-planning approach is taken to ensure that the PP+ funding is used in a way which will have the maximum impact on the child's academic, social and emotional progress.

 

The funding is used for a variety of interventions and support, and is bespoke to the child's individual needs. This includes:

 

  • 1:1 or small group academic tuition
  • 1:1 or small group pastoral support 
  • Funding 1:1 or small group music lessons
  • Subsidising school trips or additional opportunities 
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