School governors have an important role to play in championing the needs of Looked After Children on their roll. They can ensure that designated teachers and other relevant staff understand how to actively support local authorities in promoting the educational achievement of looked After Children. In particular, they can ensure that the needs of looked After Children are reflected in the school's development plan and self-evaluation.
Governing bodies of all maintained schools are required to appoint a Designated Teacher to promote the educational achievement of Looked After Childrren in their school.
They must ensure that the Designated Teacher undertakes appropriate training and is suitably qualified to undertake the role