Coventry Virtual School - guidance and support

Information for designated teachers

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  • The role involves having a thorough understanding of the needs - educational, social and emotional – of the looked after children in the school, how they are being met and how successful any interventions have been.
  • Statutory guidance (2018) states that the Designated Teacher  (DT) for looked after children must be a qualified teacher who has completed the appropriate induction period and is working as a teacher at the school
  • It may be a Head teacher or acting Head teacher of the school
  • It should be a person who has had responsibility for promoting the educational achievement for LAC
  • The Designated teacher should have sufficient influence in school to be able to ‘make things happen’ – ideally a place on SMT.
  • The Designated teacher should ensure that every looked after child in the school has a current, high quality Personal Education Plan (PEP) in place.
  • The Designated Teacher does not have to carry out all the day to day functions of the role and it is perfectly appropriate for non-teaching staff to carry out many of the tasks.
  • The Virtual School offers training to staff who are new to this role

Download the Pupil Premium Policy and the Designated Teacher Guide

Download a Highly Vulnerable form

For 1:1 tuition, these links will take you to the agencies which the Virtual School commission:

Teaching Personnel and Protocol Education.

Virtual School

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 024 7697 5535

Our telephone is not monitored permanently during office hours. If your query is of an urgent nature please email us.
PO Box 15
Coventry City Council
Council House

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