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LACES (Looked After Children Education Service)

Pages in LACES (Looked After Children Education Service)

  1. LACES (Looked After Children Education Service)
  2. Information for social workers
  3. Information for foster carers
  1. Information for governors
  2. LACES training for foster carers and social workers

We are committed to improving the lives of children and young people in public care (looked after children). LACES is a service that was set up to help improve their educational chances.

Please also see our "Information for schools" page.

Electronic Personal Education Plan (ePEP)

Coventry Virtual School (formally LACES) are introducing a new electronic Personal Education Plan (ePEP) for September 2016. This will enable teachers, social workers and foster carers to all contribute to the PEP process in a creative constructive manner.

To support the introduction of the ePEP a number of seminars are being held by our provider eGov Digital.

More ePEP information.

Our aim

We aim to do "all that a good parent would" for all looked-after children by encouraging and supporting their educational, social and emotional development.

Our duty

Our duty as a Council is:

to safeguard and promote the welfare of a child looked after by them includes, in particular, a duty to promote the child's educational achievement"

(Taken from Promoting the Educational Achievement of Looked After Children Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities)

Our team

Interim Head of the Virtual School

Patrick Finegan, pat.finegan@coventry.gov.uk

Deputy Head of Learning and Achievement for Looked After Children

Jim Horgan, jim.horgan@coventry.gov.uk

Advisory Teachers

Primary Mentor

Cara Cramp (2 days), cara.cramp@coventry.gov.uk

The LAC Mentoring Team

Amanda Kehoe, amanda.kehoe@coventry.gov.uk

Post 16 Team

Mandy Gee, mandy.gee@coventry.gov.uk

Coventry Virtual School

Email: laces@coventry.gov.uk

Tel: 024 7683 4162

Floor 3
Civic Centre 2
Earl Street
Coventry
CV1 5RS

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