The virtual school

What is the virtual school?

The school does not exist in real terms as a building and children do not attend. They remain the responsibility of the school at which they enroll.

The virtual school supports the education of looked-after children. It also provides advice to the carers, parents and schools of previously looked-after children and care leavers.

We work in cooperation with:

•    all looked-after children and young people aged 3-18, wherever they are educated
•    carers and professionals linked to the looked-after children and young people
•    other local authority virtual schools

We aim to:

•    help children become happy, successful and fulfilled
•    support children, young people, carers, schools and social workers to improve educational outcomes
•    ensure that a Personal Education Plan (PEP) is integral to the child’s care plan and review it regularly
•    ensure that young people make the best possible progress in the most suitable educational placement