Personal Education Plans during the coronavirus outbreak

17th April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a big impact on everyone’s lives at the moment. You probably won’t be doing any of your usual after school activities, and you might not even be able to attend school at the moment. This is where the Virtual School can help.

The Virtual School are trying to keep things as normal as possible. This means that any planned Personal Education Plans (PEP) will still be going ahead – but instead of a face-to-face meeting, it will be done over the phone. And your targets may change too.

Your PEP coordinator will invite you and your foster carer, social worker and designated teacher or area learning advocate to the meeting. During the meeting, your PEP coordinator will look at how you are doing your school work from home and whether you need any more support to complete this work. If you are struggling, this meeting is a really good chance to ask for help. You can do this by speaking to your foster carer, school or social worker.

Usually, targets are set to help you improve academically. But due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, these targets may be changed to include non-academic targets – for example, you may be learning more life skills, such as how to sew or cook. Targets might also be about how to transition back to school when all this is over.

Either way, the Virtual School is here to help and will help you maintain as normal an education as possible during these unusual times.

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