Information for designated teachers

Annual training takes place in the Autumn term. Further opportunities are offered in the Spring and Summer terms, often in conjunction with Warwickshire EPS – flyers are sent directly to the designated teacher’s email address.

Education Advisers visit all eligible settings to meet with designated teachers at least once per year. Support, challenge, advice and recommendations will be given in written feedback following the monitoring meeting.

Details of the full roles and responsibilities for designated teachers are in the statutory guidance and should be implemented in full.

View our model Designated Teacher policy (DOCX, 56 KB)

Allocation of Pupil Premium Plus

Eligible CPLA are entitled to Pupil Premium Plus which is paid directly to schools. Although not a per-pupil entitlement the funding can be used to address any additional needs faced by CPLA.

Warwickshire Virtual School allocates Pupil Premium Plus to schools for CLA according to our Pupil Premium Policy.

For CLA, additional funding for specific, time-limited interventions, is available and can be applied for by schools using the form below. This form must be returned via secure email and not just email alone.

Reporting to Governors

An annual written report needs to be shared with governing bodies. It is important that individual children cannot be identified from the report.

The Virtual School has put together a template to support designated teachers with this. This is a suggested format only and schools can choose whether to use all or part of the template.