All parents and carers are entitled to a school report detailing a child’s progress every year and should be given information about how they can discuss this with the child’s teachers, generally at parents’ evening.
Personal Education Plans (PEP) can take many forms but all Children in Care should have an effective PEP, which forms part of the overall Care Plan. This should be initiated by the child’s social worker in partnership with:
- the child
- designated teacher
- parent or relative
- carer and/or other professional
The PEP should be reviewed every term and include targets. It is important that these are appropriate and sufficiently challenging for the child, and that the child is aware of them.