Designated Teachers

Who is the designated teacher within the school?

The designated teacher is a qualified teacher or headteacher/acting headteacher within the school.

What is the role of the designated teacher?

The designated teacher’s main responsibilities are to:

  • Review and monitor the educational needs of looked after children within their school
  • Ensure the Personal Education Plan (PEP) is a living and evolving document which follows the young person as they progress through school
  • Work within a multi-agency setting to review the child’s progress, and support their learning within school
The Role and Responsibilities of the Designated Teacher for Looked after Children

The ‘Role and responsibilities of the designated teacher for looked after children’ published by the Department for children, schools and families provides detailed insight into the key responsibilities of the designated teacher and also includes some very important guidelines for school leaders and governors.
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