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Update - Autumn term 2020 | Personal Education Plan (PEP) | Birmingham City Council

Key announcements

Due to essential maintenance some of our online forms will be unavailable on Wednesday 24 February, from 7pm to 11pm. We apologise for any inconvenience. Coronavirus (COVID-19) National lockdown: Stay at Home

Update - Autumn term 2020

We continue to provide support and training to all professionals involved in writing a young person's PEP. Our goal is to ensure that all of our young peoples PEPs meet the very highest standards and help to support them through all stages of their educational journey.

Thank you to all involved with completion of the Summer COVID-19 pages in the PEP documents.

The addition of a COVID-19 PEP page will remain available for the foreseeable future, for any young person unable to return to school due to self-isolation or any localised school closure or risk assessment.

It is essential this page is completed as part of our roles in safeguarding our children. Birmingham City Council and Birmingham Children's Trust must be notified if a child in care is not attending school and information provided on the educational provision and safe and well checks being undertaken at this time through the completion of this page and the weekly/daily attendance collection.

This data will be used to report to the Department for Education (DfE) and OFSTED on the return back to school of Birmingham's Children in Care.

With schools now open again and the expectation that all children attend, we need to make sure that PEPs are completed for this term for all of our young people.

We anticipate that for the Autumn term, the majority of PEPs will take place via a remote meeting using Microsoft TEAMS or Skype.

If you would like to discuss the PEP meeting for your young person with one of our team please contact us.

If you are a designated teacher for looked after children in school, or a social worker, and need further guidance on the requirements for PEP completion this term, please check the ePEP noticeboard where you will find all the information.

We will also be sending out regular broadcasts via the ePEP platform to advise you of the requirements.