How to review your designated teacher policy
Use our recommended questions to help you confidently approve your school's policy for the designated teacher of looked-after and previously looked-after children.
What this policy needs to do
Your school isn't required to have this policy. If you do decide to have one, it should comply with:
If you're in a maintained school, it should also:
- Take into account Section 20 and Section 20A of the Children and Young Persons Act 2008
If you're in an academy or free school, it should:
- Take into account Section 2E of the Academies Act 2010
- Comply with your funding agreement and articles of association
It's not your job to cross-reference your policy with this guidance, but you should expect your headteacher to have done so.
Read this article to find out more about your role in relation to looked-after and previously looked-after children.
3 key questions to challenge the policy
Use our list of standard policy review questions as a starting point. Then ask the questions below: