The REACH Team

REACH - Raising Educational Attainment for Looked After Children

The REACH TEAM is a small team of teachers and support staff who work to raise the educational achievement of looked after children and young people. REACH offer direct educational support to children and young people in or out of class. They also monitor and support school attendance and coordinate services to develop initiatives to improve educational outcomes.

Reach can provide additional equipment such as starting school and transition to high school bags as well as revision material for KS2 SATs and GCSE's.

Reach are also deliver:
  • After school activity clubs
  • A year 6/7 transition group
  • An Aim Higher group to raise aspirations towards university
  • Letterbox Club
Reach offer a range of training to ensure partners are aware of their crucial role in helping looked after children to meet their full potential. Training is offered to:
  • Carers
  • Social workers
  • Residential unit staff
  • Designated teachers
  • Newly qualified teachers
  • School governors

The Personal Education Plan (PEP) is the part of your care plan which looks at your educational needs. It is a record of what needs to happen to help you  fulfil your potential. To help you get the best out of your education. The PEP should include details of the things you do well (strengths) and things you need some help with  along with educational progress, short term and long term goals.

All looked after children and young people of school age should have a PEP. If you are not aware of your Personal Education Plan, or you want to have your say in it, please talk to your social worker about it. You can download the different PEP forms here. There are different forms depending on the age/ academic year the child is currently in.  

The Reach Team.doc
pep procedure web.doc

PEP-EY1.pdf - This is for children in Early Years Foundation Stage
PEP-KS1.pdf - This is for children in Key Stage 1
PEP-KS2.pdf - This is for children in Key Stage 2
PEP-KS3.pdf - This is for children in Key Stage 3
PEP-KS4.pdf - This is for children in Key Stage 4

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We also have 30 merit certificates which will be presented to those who just missed a place by their social worker before the end of the year.  A massive congratulation to everyone who was nominated!

It's the Children and Young People's Summit on Saturday.  Keep tuned and we'll let you know how Wakefield are planning to make Wakefield and place to feel Happy, Healthy and Safe

It's the Leaving Care Forum next Wednesday

Then we'll be meeting on the 2nd Friday every month to discuss issues and make real changes to the services that we receive.  If you are 16-25 and would and are living or preparing to live alone get in touch with Richard at

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