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

This is a friendly and practical course for foster carers and residential workers on ways to help looked after children's learning. It is packed with information about school provision for LAC 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 LAC
  • 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

The course is backed up with helpful handouts.

Anne tailors all her training to local circumstances and individual needs.

What people say about this course

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 :)

Eye opening. A very interesting day.

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.

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.

Fantastic.

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

I found this day very interesting, and it was useful to hear other people's views/experiences, and to pick up new ideas.

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.