The Government has given £1900 to all Looked After Children for this academic year. This funding is to be spent on any adopted or fostered child, to provide educational or emotional support above and beyond that of other pupils. It is the responsibility of individual schools to decide how this money is spent, although the impact of the funding has to be closely monitored.
At Wren Park we have made the decision to give each Looked After Child additional support for 30 minutes each day. This support is being provided by a Teaching Assistant and/or Mrs Rubini, our Learning Mentor.
It is the class teacher's responsibility to decide on targets and programmes of work for each child and to regularly review the impact that this is having on the child's learning or development.
If your child is a Looked After Child, his/her class teacher will be able to share the targets with you and discuss any concerns or issues you may have. Alternatively if you would like to discuss your child's needs with me, please contact the school office for an appointment.