Heads Up 30 April 2021


Designated Teacher CPD

There has been an increase in the number of children looked after (CLA) during the pandemic, for a variety of reasons. It has been heartening to see so much flexibility and many many examples of enhanced support and going the extra mile for such children in schools and settings.

To help maintain and enhance the very best educational experiences and opportunities for our CLA, CPLA and other vulnerable children, it is important that your DT maintains a good CPD portfolio, to support our children and those working with them in your settings. 

Each setting is required to have a named DT - designated teacher for children looked after and previously looked after. This person needs to be an experienced and senior member of the teaching staff, ideally Deputy Heads of primary schools and Deputy or Assistant Heads for secondaries. 

To promote knowledge and understanding to impact on practice and outcomes in your settings, Warwickshire Virtual School offers a comprehensive CPD package for DTs. Our training offer for the next 12 months is now available on our website, https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/virtualschool. We are offering a mix of Microsoft Teams and face to face training opportunities. Places are free to all Warwickshire DTs, from Early Years to Post 16, and for any DTs from other LAs where Warwickshire CLA are on roll. 


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