Our role is to support and monitor the education of children in
care in Peterborough in order to improve their achievement and
future life chances. We work closely with colleagues, foster
carers, schools and voluntary agencies to see that children in our
care achieve their full educational potential.
We are focused on improving the educational achievement of
children and young people who are in care by making their learning
experiences and opportunities better. We want to be the first port
of call for any discussions and decisions made about the education
of children who are in our care or who are being educated in one of
our schools. We can help you by offering advice, information,
training and direct support to children, carers and
What do we do?
We monitor the following things to do with your
- Learning, opportunities & achievement
- School attendance
- Personal education plans
- Social Integration
Personal Education Plan (PEP)
This is a plan that everyone who is in care must have. It’s all
about you and about getting ahead and making the most of your time
in school. These meetings take place with a teacher in school who
has a responsibility for children in care (Designated Teacher)
social worker, Carer and should include you. It is really important
that you voice your opinions and any worries. If you cant or don’t
want to make the meeting then make sure someone there knows what
you want. The meeting is your chance to make sure that everyone
knows what you and the school are planning and then decides how
they can help you succeed.
Peterborough believes that if you get a good education then it
will be easier for you. In order to support you, we have a virtual
school which works with everyone to support your learning.
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Personal education plan section 1
(40KB, 3 pages)
Personal education plan section 2
(18KB, 2 pages)
Personal education plan section 3
(42KB, 3 pages)
The complete personal education plan
(58KB, 6 pages)
Personal education plan achievements document
(107KB, 17 pages)
Training for schools and carers
Every school has a designated teacher for children in care. We
offer training to the designated teachers and to foster carers to
help them to support the children who are in care.
- DTLAC (new and existing roles)
- Foster carer literacy
- Foster carer reading
- Foster carer IT skills
For more information
contact the Education Team for Children in Care.