Useful links to guidance and resources
Are you an educational establishment looking for support with meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks, please visit theSkills4Worcestershire website.
The Careers & Enterprise Company and Worcestershire Virtual School have produced a Careers Explainer for Designated Teachers which explains Careers Education Landscape, What does a DT need to know, Focused Support Programmes, Local Careers Programmes and Initiatives and other useful links and Support. Please view the Designated Teacher E-Booklet | CEC Resource Directory
Here is the link to the National Overview of the Careers and Enterprise Company and Local Guidance on Delivery session which was hosted by Worcestershire Virtual School in January 2022.
Guidance for carers and social workers
- See the support and guidance for carers information here: Virtual School early years
- Attendance leaflet (PDF)
- School Admissions for children with an EHCP (a Social Worker Guide) (PDF)
- School Admissions for children without an EHCP (A Social Worker Guide) (PDF)
- CLA/CSW Quality Assurance Audit (Word doc) - Audit tool for evaluating the effectiveness of a school/settings provision for children/young people supported by Worcestershire Virtual School
Inclusion in educational settings
Inclusion in Educational Settings - For information on promoting and supporting Inclusion and Inclusive practice in Worcestershire’s educational settings.
- Alternative Provision (GOV.UK)
- Careers guidance and access for education and training providers (GOV.UK)
- Careers guidance provision for young people in schools (GOV.UK)
- Children Missing Education (GOV.UK)
- Children who cannot attend school due to health needs (GOV.UK)
- DfE Guidance - Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools (GOV.UK)
- Promoting the education of Looked After Children and Previously Looked After (GOV.UK)
- School suspensions and permanent exclusions (GOV.UK)
- Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (GOV.UK)
- The Children and Social Work Act 2017 (GOV.UK)
- The Designated Teacher for looked after and previously looked after children (GOV.UK)
- Working together to safeguard children (GOV.UK)
- Keeping children safe in education (GOV.UK)
The National Literacy Trust with ongoing generous support from REY Paper and in collaboration with Beano have produced these fun learning resources to cover key elements of the Key Stage 2 reading and writing curriculum and to build students' confidence. Using the exciting world of comics and graphic novels, this unit teaches key comprehension and visual literacy skills alongside creative writing, as pupils work together to produce a comic of their own at the end of the sequence.
- Supporting 'Back to School - reading for pleasure' from the National Literacy Trust, there are resources for all ages