Supporting looked after children's learning: the carer's role

Anne provides practical, friendly training for foster carers and residential workers on ways to help looked after children's learning. Her courses are packed with information about school provision for looked after children and with ideas for supporting children's formal and informal education at home. There are opportunities throughout to share concerns, questions and good practice.

Participants can expect to gain:

  • more awareness of the role and responsibilities of the school in supporting looked after children
  • more insight into potential barriers to learning and ideas for overcoming them
  • tips for developing positive attitudes to learning and raising aspiration and attainment
  • everyday strategies for supporting literacy, numeracy and other areas of learning
  • new ideas for liaising effectively with schools
  • more confidence in supporting the children in their care

These courses are backed up with helpful handouts.

Anne tailors all her training to local circumstances and individual needs. She delivers face-to-face and online courses.

What people say about this training

Excellent course. Excellent trainer.

Very easy going. Lots of good info. Fantastic facilitator, extremely helpful and kind. Good pace of delivery and just the right level of information. Lots of feedback opportunity. 10/10 :)

Very informative session looking at barriers and support for LAC. Ideal opportunity for sharing ideas. Many things that we can use in our fostering role.

Great to listen and discuss with others and take on board new ideas.

I found it very useful to hear the importance of supporting the young child in all aspects of learning and the different ways this can be done without making it boring.

Excellent. Learnt again that communication between school and carers is vital.

Learned lots of new ways to interact with children.

Informative and interesting. I enjoyed learning about the role of schools and future plans for improvement in systems and support for LAC. Also about how we can support children in education.

Enjoyed the training. Identified my role as a residential worker, and also teachers' role.

Very informative and thought-provoking. Good to listen to different points of view.

Very informative. Lovely to realise that I'm not the only one when it comes to difficult areas with education and the missing gap with my LAC 11 year-old.


Very educational and interesting and excellent in knowing the support from schools.

Highly relevant. Very good presentation by trainer.

Very interesting and relevant. It was great to hear how foster carers are doing such good work in engaging with education. Great relationships developed between school and home.