If you have any problems in school, your social worker, carers or keyworker, will help sort these out with you and your teachers. Every school has someone who has special responsibility for helping children to settle in at their new school and making sure they are doing well; these are called ‘Pastoral Support’ staff. You will also have a Personal
Education Plan which includes what support you need to help you with your education and makes sure you feel happy in school.
Whatever you want to do in the future, it pays to keep on learning. Qualifications give you a greater chance of doing what you want to do in life and are proof that you have the type of knowledge and skills that employers are looking for. By taking your learning to the highest level possible, you can build on your strengths, make the most of your skills and have every chance to achieve your dreams. So give learning your best shot!
Your school will have a designated teacher who is responsible for making sure children in care are given all the information, advice and support they need to do well in school. Your teacher will monitor how well you are doing in school and will arrange extra help and support if you need it.
Your teacher may do some of the following:
- they will make sure that you have a Personal Education Plan (PEP)
- they will have regular contact with your social worker and your carer and to make sure they are offering as much support for your education as possible
- they will keep up to date information about how well you are doing in school and in your education and get you help if you need it
- they will arrange and offer support if you have any issues which are affecting your education