Education, relationships, health and money as a looked after child

Personal Education Plan (PEP)

Every child and young person (of school age) who is looked after by us has a personal education plan (PEP) or a progression plan.

The PEP document shows:

  • How you are currently doing
  • What your teacher predicts your progress to be and
  • What support you need to help you reach your goals.

Your PEP sets short-term and long-term goals for your education, plans for the future (including your plans for your future career and your personal aims) and how your teachers, carer, social worker can help you meet your goals.

Checking your progress

We review your PEP with you at least every six months (or more often if you are moving). This gives you the opportunity to tell us what you think about your education.

At your PEP review meeting you can check your progress to see if you have met your short-term goals and are on course to meet your long-term goals and plans.

You can ask your teachers and social worker at your PEP meeting to give you ideas about what you need to do to reach your potential.

Changing schools

If you change schools while we are looking after you, your old school will send your PEP to your new school. Both schools may also have a meeting, called a ‘transition meeting’ to talk about your needs and help your new school to make plans to support you.