Personal Education Plan

electronic Personal Education Plan (ePEP)

Lewisham replace paper-based PEP
epepLewisham local authority have now replaced the paper based PEP process with the ePEP platform which is designed to make the PEP process even easier for children and young people in care and the professionals who support them.


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What is ePEP?
ePEP provides the exclusive solution for the requirements expected by all parties involved to ensure a child achieves their educational targets and successful future outcomes. The online platform allows increased monitoring across different cohorts and year groups on key indicators such as attainment, attendance, age-related expected progress, pupil premium expenditure and accountability.epep-process

ePEP is designed to make the planning, tracking, monitoring process even easier for Social Workers and Designated Teachers. To understand the new ePEP process, the diagram below outlines exactly how it works:

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Frequently asked questions

What is a PEP?

The PEP is a living and evolving document which acts as a record of the strategies in place to help a young person reach their educational potential.

It is our statutory duty to ensure that all looked after children have an effective and up to date PEP.

The PEP will follow the child/young person through their education:

  • Keeps a record of progress and academic achievement
  • Highlighting strengths
  • Identifying special needs
  • Areas for improvement
  • Establish clear goals
  • Identifying the agencies involved and responsible

PEP meetings are attended by:

  • Child/young Person
  • Social Worker
  • Designated Teacher for Looked After Children at the school
  • Parent/Foster Carer
  • Virtual School leader may attend

The Designated Teacher is the key person in school responsible for agreeing and reviewing the PEP.

Why is the PEP necessary?

The personal education plan is a fundamental and required element of a child in care’s education. All young people in care must have a current Personal Education Plan (PEP), which should be reviewed at least every 6 months as part of the statutory review of the young person’s care plan.

What should happen at the PEP meeting?
The PEP meeting is a multi-agency review of a child’s progress and a discussion on what needs to be done to narrow the gap and produce the desired outcome for the young person. This meeting will include a discussion on the pupil premium grant and how the funding will be implemented to impact the learning outcomes for the young person.
What is the Virtual School’s role?
The virtual school’s role in the PEP process is to quality assure and ensure that PEPs are of a high quality.
Who should you contact for advice about PEPs?
For any advice and guidance on how to complete a high quality personal education plan, please contact the relevant phase leader.

Please contact the relevant phase leader for more information.