The Virtual School
Welcome from the Virtual School Headteacher
Our School aims to promote high aspirations for our children placed in care and previously looked after, to ensure all pupils are given the opportunity to succeed and develop their full potential. We believe that every individual is capable of achieving.
What is a virtual school?
The Virtual School is a statutory service which fulfils the Local Authority’s statutory duties in ensuring that children and young people in care, previously in care and those with a social worker receive the best possible educational provision and outcomes.
Virtual School news and events
A variety of different activities and events available to those within the Virtual School.
Children and young people mental wellbeing
Mental health conditions can show their first signs in childhood and there are ways to support children and young people with their mental health.
Personal education plan
A personal education plan is an evolving record of what needs to happen for children looked after to enable them to make at least expected progress and fulfil their potential.
Post 16 support
In the Worcestershire Virtual School team there are two learning advocates supporting young people who are post 16 children looked after.
Previously looked after children
A previously looked after child potentially remains vulnerable and all staff should have the skills, knowledge and understanding to keep previously looked after children safe.
Social, emotional and mental health
The Department for Education has published a list of resources dedicated to children's mental health and well-being.
Special Educational Need and/or Disability
Information for a child or young person that has a Special Educational Need and/or Disability.
Support for foster carers
Looking after a fostered child is a complex and challenging role, here you will find some useful resources to help you.
The extended role of the Virtual School
The Virtual School Head’s role has been extended to include the strategic leadership of promoting the education outcomes of all children and young people with a social worker, this section explains what is involved.
Worcestershire Children First offers a wide range of training and information sharing events which focus on the specific needs of looked after children.