Information for designated teachers

Every school must have a designated teacher for looked after children. It is the designated teacher's job to promote the educational progress of all children in care on roll at their school.

The document Statutory Guidance for Designated Teachers published by The Department of Education forms the basis of the work of the designated teacher.

Blackpool virtual school holds network meetings for designated teachers each term. The aim of the meetings is to help designated teachers complete their work in the most efficient and effective way possible.

Dates for the next Designated Teacher network meetings are:

Wednesday 21 February February 2018, 2.00pm at Blackpool Sixth Form College

Wednesday 16 May 2018, 2.00pm at CLC

If you as a Designated Teacher wish to attend please book places via email -

Other training courses for designated teachers and other school staff

Thursday 18 January 2018 - "Children Who Present With Sexually Concerning Behaviour" Room 2D Bickerstaffe House, 4.00 - 6.00 pm.

Thursday 8 March 2018 - "Attachment in the Classroom" CLC, 4.00 - 6.00 pm.

Thursday 17 May 2018 - "Learn the Child" CLC 9.30 - 4.00 pm

Thursday 24 May 2018 - Learn the Child Refresher" CLC 1.00 - 4.00 pm

Thursday 21 June 2018 - "Children Who Present With Sexualised Behaviour" CLC 4.00 - 6.00pm.

 If you wish to attend any of the above courses please contact the virtual school on 01253 476285. Refreshments (tea, coffee and biscuits) are provided on all courses.

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