Today we're discussing Personal Education Plans, pupil premium plus and special educational needs.
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Today we're discussing applying to school, who makes the decision, admission priority, and transition to secondary school.
The Fostering Network works with foster carers and fostering service staff to try to eradicate educational inequality amongst care experienced children compared to their peers.
November began with the selected 12 English local authorities joining us for a workshop as part of the Department for Education funded project to Support fostering services to recruit more foster carers.
And breathe… or maybe not if you’re part of the team processing enquiries, doing home visits and more. But this is a good thing. Hopefully you’ve achieved your expectations and received enquiries from people who could become just the type of foster carers you need.
The Fostering Network would like to thank everyone who came to Walk the Difference along the River Thames yesterday, and everyone who kindly sponsored and supported the walkers.
What a fortnight. We will shortly be sending out a questionnaire to see how it went for your fostering service, but the initial feedback on this year’s Foster Care Fortnight campaign looks fantastic. Thank you to everyone who took part.
My wife and I are registered foster carers and are in favour of the amendment to the Children and Families Bill that would allow young people in foster care to remain with their carers until the age of 21, if both the young person and the carers were in favour of such an arrangement.