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School Governors

Headteachers who prioritise the education and welfare of looked after children ensure that the governing body is able to fulfil its obligation to appoint a sufficiently senior and experienced designated teacher with sufficient time to undertake their duties and influence school policy. They also facilitate termly reports from the designated teacher to the governing body and a positive working relationship between the designated teacher and the designated governor for looked after children.

Governing bodies that prioritise the education and welfare of looked after children identify a governor to take particular interest in the work of the school in relation to looked after children, and to meet regularly with the designated teacher. The chair supports this ‘designated governor for looked after children’ by ensuring they have access to training to fulfil their function and advise the governing body as a whole.

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