Virtual School information library
CLA Careers Advice and Guidance support for Designated Teachers
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.
- Apply for 30 hours of childcare for 3 and 4 year old fostered children
- Attendance leaflet (PDF)
- Children Looked After Friendly Schools - This resource has been prepared to assist all professionals who support the education of the children and young people who are Looked After by Merthyr Tydfil or Rhondda Cynon Taf Local Authorities.
- Designated Teacher report to the Governing Body on Previously Looked After Children (PLAC) and Children Looked After (CLA)
- High Level Needs Funding Panel Launch Presentation January 2018 (PDF)
- Principles of Instruction Research-Based Strategies That All Teachers Should Know - published in the American Educator (Spring 2012) by Barak Rosenshine on 10 research based principles of instruction, with suggestions for classroom practice.
- Suggested Reading Strategies for use at school and home (for CLA) December 2020 (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)
- The Importance of Education for Children Looked After (PDF)
- Virtual School Improvement Plan
- Worcestershire Framework for evaluating the effectiveness of the School’s provision (Word document)
- Alternative Provision
- Careers guidance and access for education and training providers
- Careers guidance provision for young people in schools
- Children Missing Education
- Children who cannot attend school due to health needs
- Constitution of governing bodies of maintained schools
- DfE Guidance - Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools
- Promoting the education of Looked After Children and Previously Looked After
- Promoting the education of the Designated Teacher for Looked-After and Previously Looked-After Children
- School Exclusions
- Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
- The Children and Social Work Act 2017
- The Designated Teacher for looked after and previously looked after children
- Working together to safeguard children
Supporting school transition
Many year 6 pupils have not been able to have the traditional visits to their future secondary school this year. However, primary schools are being offered free access to the Discovery Education Health and Relationships PSHE programme until October. The resources include a Coping With Change module, which schools are using to help prepare children for their transition.
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