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Read what the DfE's statutory guidance says about reports for governors on LAC and previously LAC, produced by the designated teacher. You'll also find report templates from local authorities.

LAC report is not statutory

It is not a requirement for the designated teacher for looked after and previously looked after children (LAC) to prepare an annual report for governors.

However, governors should still hold the school to account for how the school promotes the educational attainment of LAC and previously LAC, through the designated teacher. It is good practice for the designated teacher to produce a regular report to enable governors to fulfil their monitoring role.

This was explained to us by the DfE.

Contact DfE, GOV.UK – DfE

Designated teacher for looked after and previously looked after children, GOV.UK – DfE, see page 11, paragraph 8

Schools need to have a flexible approach to producing the report, because the numbers of looked after and previously looked after children in any one school are likely to be "patchy".

Governors need to ensure they monitor the following, which could be included in a report from the designated teacher:

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