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Designated teachers

the role and responsibilities of the Designated Teacher

In every school there is a Designated Teacher (DT) for Children Looked After (CLA). This is a very important role. The DT should have lead responsibility for helping school staff understand the things which affect how CLA learn and achieve. The DT also has a key role in making sure there is a central point of initial contact within the school who can manage the process of how the school engages with others (e.g. social workers, Virtual School Headteacher etc), works in a joined up way and minimises disruption to the child’s education.

The Designated Teachers meet every term in Torbay. The dates for 2024 are as follows:

  • 30 January 2024
  • 7 May 2024

Please contact us on 01803 206232 for details of venues.

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