Additional information on Attainment and Progress
Findings from The Educational Progress of Looked After Children in England: Linking Care and Educational Data – Rees centre research
Top Tips for DTs leading ePEP Meetings
- Celebrate success – ePEPs should be a positive experience for the young person they are more likely to engage if the tone of the meeting is one of celebration and positivity
- Offer Closing the Gap support for those who have fallen behind with school work and ensure that you bring all relevant data and feedback from teachers to the meeting.
- Provision of suitable education when a young person is not in school/college for any reason. This should be short term as the aim should always be for full time education in a DFE registered setting.
- The ePEP is the young persons meeting so we expect young people to be present at their own ePEP and if appropriate to lead them. The ePEP needs to focus on improving the educational outcomes of the young person
What is the role of the Virtual School regarding Attainment?
Promoting the Education of Looked After Children July 2014: Highlights:
- ‘VSH is the Lead Responsible Officer for ensuring that arrangements are in place to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of the authorities looked after children.’
The VSH must :
- ‘Ensure that all looked after children have a PEP’
- ‘Ensure that the educational achievement of children looked after by the authority is seen as a priority by everyone who has responsibility for promoting their welfare’
- ‘Report regularly on the attainment of looked after children through the authorities corporate parenting structures’