Make sure there's a designated teacher
As a board, you must make sure:
- A designated teacher is appointed to promote the educational achievement of looked-after children (LAC) and previously LAC
- This teacher undertakes appropriate training
- You consider any annual report about LAC and previously LAC and act on any issues that the report raises
You also need to make sure staff have the skills, knowledge and understanding to keep LAC safe.
This is outlined in the Governance Handbook (pages 86 and 87), and in Keeping Children Safe in Education (paragraph 190).
The designated teacher must be a qualified teacher, or the executive leader
This includes acting executive leaders, too. To be the designated teacher, a qualified teacher must have completed an appropriate induction period.
See pages 86 and 87 of the Governance Handbook.
However, some functions (such as pastoral and administrative tasks) can be delegated to other people, depending