Personal Education Plans

A Personal Education Plan (PEP) is a document describing a course of action to help a child or young person reach their full academic and life potential. It is a requirement for every young person in care of statutory school age to have their PEP reviewed at least three times each academic year.

  • First review - September to December (Term 1)
  • Second review - January to April (Term 2)
  • Third review - May to July (Term 3)

The PEP Document is initiated by the social worker on ePEP, which will contain some basic information, and it is then completed at a meeting attended by the designated teacher, the social worker and the carers for the young person. The views of the child or young person should also be included, either at the PEP meeting itself or through discussions outside the meeting. The PEP Document contains the information that is needed to help guide the meeting discussions, along with the planning and delivery of what is required to make sure the young person gets the support and resources they need to succeed academically. The PEP meeting is also an opportunity for additional funding to be considered (PP+).

A full PEP Document should be completed at any time of significant change:

  • when a child first comes into care
  • moves to a new care placement
  • periods of natural transition (years R, 6/7, 11)
  • changes of school setting


The PEP Document is also a useful tool to keep track of a young person’s progress towards their own individual SMART targets, whether short, medium or longer term.

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Assigned - to specific responsible professionals
  • Realistic - can they be achieved
  • Time constrained

PEP Documents and PEP meetings highlight the commitment that all of us as parents, carers and corporate parents have in taking joint responsibility for ensuring that our young people in care get the best out of the educational opportunities available to them.


Wokingham PEP System for Wokingham Looked After Children

Our online web-based electronic system known as ePEP is provided by EGOV Ltd. You can access it here. Please see our PEP FAQs page for more information about how to complete the PEP document.

If you require assistance accessing ePEP please contact our Education Coordinator by emailing

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