Pocklington Community Junior School

Looked After & Previously Looked After Children

Designated Teacher for Looked After & Previously Looked After Children: Mrs Aimee Cave.

If you would like more information or have any queries about our policy or how we promote an inclusive ethos for Children Looked After, please contact Mrs Cave on 01759 302224 or email

Designated Governor for Looked After & Previously Looked After Children: Mrs Sandra Burley

More information can also be found in our policy below:

Looked After & Previously Looked After Children Policy September 2019-20

Parent/Carer Support – For information about parent/carer workshops and support, please click here.

Attachment Aware, Trauma Informed School

Mrs Cave & Miss Birrell have become attachment leads for the local area following the Louise Bomber attachment programme. This means they are effectively able to support children who have suffered trauma and loss and can promote an attachment aware and trauma informed ethos in school. We are also using the ‘Becoming an Adoption Friendly School’ resource and train all teaching and teaching assistant staff in supporting children who have suffered from attachment, trauma and loss.

As an attachment aware, trauma informed school, we work hard to:

  • identify children’s needs
  • prioritise relationships
  • respond emphatically to behaviour
  • work in true partnership with parents
  • share information sensitively and effectively
  • reflect and protect adoptive families
  • support our staff
  • use our resources wisely

If you would like to discuss this further, please contact Mrs Cave 01759 302224 or email

Helpful Information:

Pocklington Community Junior School’s information about parent / carer workshops and support within the community can be found here.

Specialist advice for those involved in adoption.

One Adoption North & Humber – specialist support those involved in adoption, including information on further funding to support adopted children.

East Riding Virtual School / Vulnerable Children Education Team VCET – primary responsibility to promote the education children looked-after (CLA) and previously looked-after Children (PLAC).

York Virtual School for Looked After Children – The aim of  the Virtual School is to enhance the life opportunities for children in care by supporting their education and enabling them to achieve the best they can.