How does Deansfield make special arrangements for looked after Children (LAC) with SEND?

  • We consult with the virtual school – Head Teacher and SENCO as appropriate for personalised support as required. We also liaise with the allocated social worker, to ensure all agencies are working collaboratively to develop an appropriate support package (PEP/EHCP/Statement) for each child.
  • We review the child’s needs and progress regularly, for example before entering the school to ensure a smooth transition from their previous setting, and then at regular intervals.
  • We ensure Pupil Premium Plus is being used to effectively enable the child to meet their outcomes.
  • The AHT Inclusion ensures that training and policies are supportive of  looked after children with SEND
  • The Designated Governor for LAC, Hugh Lewis, works to ensure provision is enabling LAC with SEND to make good progress.