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Looked After children with SEND

Our Designated Teacher for Looked after Children is Miss Alison Luke (SENCO). She ensures that all teachers in school understand the implications for those children who are looked after and have SEN.


Looked After Children with SEND are supported in the same way as all children in school with SEND through the Graduated Approach Cycle:

  • Assess
  • Plan
  • Do
  • Review


The process will start with Early Identification and close monitoring in class. Following the identification of additional needs, a SEN Support Plan or EHCP will be created to meet the requirements of the pupil.This document will be in addition to the PEP (Personal Education Plan) documentation that is completed for all Looked After children.


When a child becomes looked after his/her social worker must ensure that the child’s needs and the services to meet these are documented in the Care Plan. The Care Plan – of which the PEP is an integral part – is made before the child becomes looked after or in the case of an emergency placement, within 10 working days. The PEP is a record of what needs to happen for looked after children to enable them to fulfil their potential and reflects any existing education plans, such as an EHCP, SEN Support Plan or Provision Mapping. The PEP should reflect the importance of a personalised approach to learning which secures good basic skills, stretches aspirations and builds life chances. The PEP is the joint responsibility of the local authority and the school.


Together, the SENCO, Head Teacher and Positive Futures Worker oversee the provision and support available for LAC children and they attend all PEP and review meetings.


If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements or would like additional information about our LAC provision, please contact us to make an appointment.