Getting the most out of your PEP!
All young people who are looked after must have a Personal Education Plan (PEP).
What is a PEP?
This is a plan to make sure you get the most from your education, and is also your chance to say how school is going and what you want to get out of it. A PEP records all the important information on your education and achievements, which means whatever happens in your life people who help you with your education know where you need the most support.
How your PEP is written
Your PEP will be written by your designated teacher, social worker and carers at a special meeting. It would be good if you could be part of your education planning, either at the PEP meeting itself or through discussions outside that meeting.
Your social worker, teachers or carers might ask you some questions about what you are good at and what you think about school. You can decide if you need extra help with anything. In the PEP is a record of the targets set and information about who will make sure these targets are met. These targets are a great way of making sure the ideas you have about your learning actually happen.
Your PEP is a good opportunity for you to say to people who are there to help you with your learning what really want to do, and to set in motion a way to achieve it.