Role of Designated Teacher

The Designated Teacher is a vitally important role for supporting Children Looked After and Previously Looked After in schools. Often, these children have suffered disrupted learning, may have missed extended periods of school, and many of them have special educational needs (SEND). They may have gaps in their learning be experiencing the emotional impact of their experiences, which can lead to significant barriers to their progress in school.

Picture of tutor and two young people in discussion around a laptop

The hugely rewarding role of the Designated Teacher provides the opportunity to work closely with a care experienced young person and the wider school community to ensure that everything possible is considered to ensure the child is able to make strong educational progress.