The Role Of The Designated Teacher training

In the year ending 31 March 2022, the number of children looked after by local authorities was 82,170.

Three quarters of looked after children were in foster placements. Attainment for the looked after population is lower than national levels at all ages of assessment and the designated teacher is key in improving outcomes for looked after children and young people.

The designated teacher plays a critical role in helping school staff understand the things which affect how looked after children learn and achieve.

This course considers the Role of the Designated Teacher and the impact on outcomes for children and young people. It explores the responsibilities of the role and gives practical advice on topics such as preparing the Personal Educational Statement. The course includes case studies and example PEPs with SMART targets. The Virtual Heads we work with have described this course as invaluable and consider it be an essential tool to train Designated Teachers.

Access this course as part of the following online course package(s):

This course will cover:
  • What is a designated teacher
  • The role of the designated teacher
  • Understanding the challenges faced by looked after children and young people
  • The PEP process including examples
  • Pupil Premium Plus grant
  • The wider role of the designated teacher
  • What are OFSTED looking at?
This Role of the Designated Teacher course has been designed specifically for people who want to know about how to support pupils who are looked after by local authorities. Whilst it provides focus for people working in Education, it will also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know about the role of the designated teacher.We can deliver this course either: online, as a webinar, or as a face-to-face programme. If you have your own LMS and would like this course as a SCORM file, please get in touch.
The online version of this course will take 2 hours to complete. The webinar versions are usually 2-3 hours long and face to face delivery will usually be around 4-5 hours.

You can access this course in three ways, as an online course, as a webinar, or with face-to-face delivery.

Online courses come as part of a course bundle with unlimited access for one simple subscription.

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The Role Of The Designated Teacher eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the The Role Of The Designated Teacher course

By the end of the training, you will;

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the designated teacher
  • Know what should be included in a Personal Educational Plan
  • Know how the Designated Teacher can improve outcomes for looked after children
  • Understand the impact of trauma and the barriers to learning

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