All children in care must have a care plan, of which the Personal Education Plan (PEP) is an integral part. Every child from Nursery to Year 13 should have an up-to-date PEP in place. All of those involved in the process of developing the PEP should use it to support the personalised learning of the child or young person.
The PEP is an evolving record of what needs to happen for children in care to enable them to make expected progress and fulfil their potential. The PEP should reflect the importance of a personalised approach to learning, that meets the identified educational needs of the child, raises aspirations and builds life chances.
The quality of the PEP is the joint responsibility of the local authority that looks after the child and the school. Social workers, carers, VSHs, Designated Teachers and, as appropriate, other relevant professionals should work closely together.
All of those involved in the PEP process at all stages should involve the child (according to understanding and ability) and, where appropriate, the child's parent and/or relevant family member.
Waltham Forest uses an online platform (ePEP) for all Personal Education Plans
If you have not received your login details, please contact the Virtual School
Telephone: 020 8496 1741.
The different responsibilities for the different people involved in a child's PEP are listed below.
The Virtual School will allocate to each school, with a Waltham Forest child in care on roll, an annual PPP grant on receipt of a completed PEP from the school. Their PEP must identify how the school will use the Pupil Premium Plus for the academic year, the intended outcomes and make clear the links to the child/young person's PEP targets.
An invoice from the school must be submitted along with the completed PEP. Pupil Premium Plus will be allocated in accordance with each child's needs, up to a maximum of £1,900.
It must be used to improve educational outcomes for children and young people in the following areas:
The Pupil Premium Plus will only be provided to meet the needs identified in a high quality plan in the PEP with clear quantitative, and exceptionally qualitative, targets for improvement, underpinned by well-targeted support.
Guidance on the efficacy of a range of interventions can be found in the Sutton Trust Toolkit.
Schools will be asked to review and detail the impact of the PPP via the PEP for each application they submit for further funding. This will be used for evaluation purposes.
Please contact The Virtual School for more information.
User guide for the ePEP online systemDownload
How PEP is reviewed at each level.Download
Example agenda for a Waltham Forest PEP MeetingDownload
Email or letter template for staffDownload
Checklist for teacher on information needed for a PEP meetingDownload
Teaching and learning toolkitDownload
Waltham Forest Virtual School Pupil Premium Plus PolicyDownload