Looked after children and children in care

4. Personal Education Plan (PEP)

All looked after children in schools must have a Personal Education Plan (PEP), a record of their educational progress. The PEP helps to assess a student’s needs and offer targeted support. It also highlights their achievements in a wide range of areas.
The PEP should be reviewed at least three times per year. At each review the school considers whether the young person is on track to reach their minimum outcome target. The purpose of the PEP review meeting is to support the young person and to listen to their views and the views of their carers. This helps to tailor support (from school, the Virtual School, or other agencies) to the young person’s needs and aspirations.

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