Supporting Looked After Children and ‘Previously Looked After Children’

Gosforth Federated Academies supports various groups of learners, ranging from those who have Special Educational Needs, to those who are on Free School Meals or those who are Gifted and Talented.

From September 2018 we will also be considering the specific needs of Previously Looked After Children. If you believe that your child may fall in to this category please disclose your child’s adoptive, special guardianship or child arrangements status to the school so the school can claim pupil premium plus grant on behalf of your child. In this way we can fully support the specific needs of your child. Parents can choose how they wish to demonstrate their child’s eligibility; some parents may wish to share their court order and confirm their children were previously looked after by the local authority; whereas others might prefer to share a confirmation letter from the Local Authority.
 
If you feel your child fits into the above category please contact Judith Elliott on 0191 255 9059. We appreciate this can be particularly sensitive data and can assure you it will be held in the strictest of confidence.

Kind Regards,

Denise Waugh          
Director of Gosforth Junior High Academy
Designated Safeguarding Lead

Katherine Billingsley
KS3 Leader 
Designated Lead for Looked After and Previously Looked After Children

Stephanie Whaley
KS2 Leader
Designated Lead for Looked After and Previously Looked After Children