Designated teachers in Bristol schools

Designated teachers in Bristol schools

What a designated teacher for children in care does, list of designated teachers, training and guidance, information about the pupil premium.

What a designated teacher for children in care is

All maintained schools and academies must have a designated teacher for children in care.

Designated teachers:

  • support the education of children in care
  • ensure that all children in care receive coordinated support in school 
  • regularly review Personal Education Plans
  • act as the focal point for outside agencies

List of designated teachers

See the list of designated teachers (DT) in Bristol schools (pdf, 28KB) (opens new window)

We rely on education settings to let us know who your DT is.

If your setting is not listed, or if the name of the DT is wrong, call The HOPE on 0117 90 36282 giving the name of your setting and your DT’s name and email address.

Training and guidance for designated teachers

You can find out about training courses for designated teachers on our training page.

The Department for Education (DfE) has published statutory guidance for designated teachers of looked-after and previously looked-after children.

Attachment issues are very significant for children in care. The attachment issues document (pdf, 9KB) (opens new window)  explains why they are relevant for schools with strategies to consider in school.

A model file for CiC has been developed with several designated teachers. It's available on the Guidance, Policies and Procedures page.

Pupil Premium

Children and young people in care are eligible for Pupil Premium funding from the first day they come into care.