Schools should work closely with parents and guardians in order to support those young people who have previously been in care. Designated Teachers should make themselves known to parents and guardians in order to give them a forum to discuss any issues that are effecting their child’s education.
Although it is not statutory like the Personal Education Plan is for Children looked After, Somerset Virtual School offers a pro forma to support an education planning meeting for Previously Looked After Children, the EPPLAC.
If you need advice and guidance please email PLACInclusionSomerset@somerset.gov.uk
Pupil Premium & PLAC
Children adopted from care and those on Special Guardianship Orders and Child Arrangement Orders are entitled to Pupil Premium funding passed directly to the school following the school’s submission of its annual census document which declares adopted children where parents choose to share this information. This grant, its allocation and use in schools is outside the remit of the Virtual School.