All schools must have a designated teacher, who is ideally a member of the senior leadership team. The designated teacher is responsible for championing the educational needs of looked after children in their school and ensuring they have good quality PEPs. They should be the main author and champion of the PEP within the school context.
The designated teacher is often the main point of contact for looked after children in schools and they will usually attend care team meetings and reviews. In some larger schools parts of the role may be delegated to a pastoral member of staff such as a head of year or a mentor.