More likely to be excluded, more likely to have SEND and more likely to have gaps in their schooling, looked after children face a range of barriers to their education and wellbeing. This Best Practice Focus offers a range of practical advice for teachers and schools.

Written by Darren Martindale, a virtual school headteacher in Wolverhampton, this seven-page download offers schools practical advice on ensuring high-quality provision for these troubled young people .

He tackles attachment, trauma and emotional wellbeing, issues of secondary trauma and staff wellbeing, the role of the designated teacher, and advice for school leaders on supporting your designated teacher.

The download also offers practical tips on creating and managing Personal Education Plans, working with your virtual school headteacher, making the most effective use of the Pupil Premium Plus & much more.

You can download Supporting looked after children by clicking here.

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