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Designated Teachers

The governing bodies of maintained schools have had a statutory duty to appoint a Designated Teacher to promote the educational achievement of looked-after children on the school roll.

Statutory regulations require that the Designated Teacher in school must be a qualified teacher.

The Designated Teacher should promote a culture of high expectations and aspirations for:

  • How looked-after children meet their learning potential
  • Allowing the young person's voice to be heard
  • Implementation of the child's Personal Education Plan (PEP)
  • Attainment and progress
  • Maximising educational stability for the child

The Virtual School has a role in providing training for Designated Teachers. Details of training can be requested from virtualschool@wiltshire.gov.uk