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20Designated member of staff at school for pupils looked after by a local authorityE+W

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(1)The governing body of a maintained school must designate a member of the staff at the school (“the designated person”) as having responsibility for promoting the educational achievement of registered pupils at the school who—

(a)are being looked after by a local authority; or

(b)fall within subsection (6).

(2)The governing body must ensure that the designated person undertakes appropriate training.

(3)The appropriate national authority may by regulations make provision requiring the governing body of a maintained school to ensure that the designated person has qualifications or experience (or both) prescribed by the regulations.

(4)In exercising its functions under this section a governing body of a maintained school must have regard to any guidance issued by the appropriate national authority.

(5)For the purposes of subsection (1)(a) a person is “looked after by a local authority” if the person is—

(a)looked after by a local authority for the purposes of the 1989 Act[F1, Part 6 of the 2014 Act] or the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 36); or

(b)looked after by an authority for the purposes of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/755 (N.I. 2)).

(6)A person falls within this subsection if the person—

(a)is a relevant child within the meaning of section 23A of the 1989 Act or article 34B of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995;

(b)is a former relevant child within the meaning of section 23C of the 1989 Act or article 34D of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995; or

[F2(ba)is a category 2 or 3 young person within the meaning of section 104 of the 2014 Act,]

(c)has been looked after by a local authority for the purposes of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 at any time after attaining the age of 16.

(7)In this section—

  • appropriate national authority” means—

    (a)

    in relation to a governing body of a maintained school in England, the Secretary of State;

    (b)

    in relation to a governing body of a maintained school in Wales, the Welsh Ministers;

  • maintained school” has the same meaning as in Chapter 1 of Part 3 of the Education Act 2002 (c. 32) (see section 39(1) of that Act);

  • registered pupil” has the same meaning as in the Education Act 1996 (c. 56) (see section 434(5) of that Act).

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I1S. 20(1)(2)(4)-(7) in force at 1.9.2009 for E. by S.I. 2009/2273, art. 2(2)(f)

I2S. 20(1)(2) in force at 1.9.2011 for W. by S.I. 2011/949, art. 3(2)

I3S. 20(3) in force at 12.2.2009 for E. by S.I. 2009/268, art. 3(1)(c)

I4S. 20(3) in force at 26.4.2010 for W. by S.I. 2010/1329, art. 2(f)

I5S. 20(4)(7) in force at 1.9.2011 for W. by S.I. 2011/949, art. 3(2)

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