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When you are in care, you will have a personal education plan – a PEP for short. PEPs are special plans to help you do well in your schoolwork and enjoy your time at school. 

More information about PEPs

A personal education plan (PEP) meeting is all about how you are doing at school.

Why do I have a PEP?

Your PEP will make sure that nothing gets in the way of what you want to achieve. It is part of your care plan.

When will my PEP happen?

You will have a PEP meeting when you first come into care. You will then have a meeting every term to review progress. It usually happens during school time but speak to your social worker if you would like it at another time.

Who will be there?

You, your designated teacher, your social worker, other professionals as necessary and your carer.  Your caseworker from the Virtual School may attend. You can also invite anyone else who is important to your education. Your social worker will talk to you about it before it happens and If you want to invite someone in particular to your meeting then just let you social worker know. This meeting is all about your education so it would would probably be useful to attend so everyone can work towards your goals, not what they think is best for you.

What happens at the PEP meeting?

We will talk about:

  • how you are doing at school

  • the progress you are making

  • anything you need help with

  • any out of school activities you want to get involved with 

  • setting targets for you to achieve.

What happens after the meeting?

You and your carer will be given a copy of the PEP.

You and the people involved in the PEP will make sure all the actions are carried out so that your targets can be achieved. If you move school or change Carers your PEP will be passed to your new school and new carers. If you have any concerns you can speak to your social worker, teacher, Virtual School caseworker or the designated teacher for children in care at your school.

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