The Virtual School

12/2/2020 9:24:21 AM

1. What is The Virtual School

This is a team who are there to ensure that Looked After Children (LAC) and children who have left care achieve their full potential at school. 

We have high aspirations for children in care, we support all those involved in their education through working together across the authority. Our team of 20 staff work directly with schools, social workers, foster carers and the young person in order to improve their education.

Carers and educational settings

All looked after children must have a care plan, part of which is the Personal Education Plan (PEP).

Personal Education Plans (PEPs)

If you are aged 16-25 and in care, or have been in care for at least thirteen weeks since the age of 14, the Virtual School can support you.

Support for young people aged 16+

We also provide advice to schools and families of adopted children who were previously in care. 

If you are an adoptive parent or special guardian and you have queries about education or the pupil premium please contact our team. 

Telephone: 01296 387 047

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Last updated: 2 December 2020

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