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Education Plan for Previously Looked After/Adopted Children

The purpose of the Education Plan for previously Looked After Children (LAC)/adopted children (EPPLAC/EPAC) is to encourage positive collaboration and communication between home and school/early year provision, and to raise awareness of the needs and issues faced by children and their parents.

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Personal Education Plan

A Personal Education Plan (PEP) is a document describing a course of action to help a child or young person reach their full academic and life potential. It is a legal requirement for every young person in care of statutory school age to have at least two PEP meetings each academic year.

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Post16 Provision Budget

The Post16 Provision Budget (PPB) is for Kent children in care (CiC) and young care leavers (YCL) in years 12 and 13 who are engaged in some form of education, training or employment. It can be accessed by those who are living both in and outside of Kent.

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Pupil Premium Plus

The Department for Education (DfE) will allocate to Local authorities a provisional amount of £2,300 per child in Care (CiC) for at least one day, in accordance with the Conditions of Grant 2018-19. The Virtual School Headteacher is responsible for the use of Pupil Premium Plus to diminish the difference and realise the potential for all Kent children in our care, wherever they live.

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Reward Points

Reward Points are awarded via the ePEP system by Foster carers, Social Workers, School staff, VSK staff and IROs for one of the following categories:

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Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire

Since April 2008 all local authorities in England have been required to provide information on the psychological and emotional health of children in care, and specifically emotional and behavioural difficulties.

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Kent Pledge

Kents Pledge to Children and Young People Looked After by Kent County Council outlines a number of things they will do to help make sure that their time in care is a positive experience. They recognise that being in care and leaving care isn’t always easy and that it can bring extra challenges and pressures for children and young people.

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Learnit!

In partnership with Pearson Publishing we are now able to offer an exciting and effective way to improve learning inside and outside of school. Our new LEARNIT! app gives access to a library of interactive learning resources that can be accessed at any time and are designed to develop skills and build confidence in school subjects.

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