Continuing funding for Virtual Schools is confirmed at NAVSH Conference

Future funding has been confirmed for virtual schools by Children’s and Families minister Will Quince MP. Children’s and Families minister Will Quince MP made the announcement at the National Association of Virtual School Heads Conference in Earl’s Court (March 16). Since September 2021 Virtual School headteachers have had a strategic role to promote the educational…

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NAVSH is planning to update its website and marketing strategy

The board is seeking an expression of interest from interested parties who can develop a plan to improve the website; develop marketing and PR; distribute newsletters to members; support event planning and enhance the social media presence of the association. Your expression of interest should include a brief review of the current website as well…

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NAVSH and the new duties

Following the announcement in July 2021 that the role of Virtual Schools within local authorities will be further extended from September 2021. Local authorities will receive funding to resource Virtual School Heads to work with schools, colleges and social care leaders to create a culture of high aspirations that helps all children with social workers to…

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Virtual school head role extension to children with a social worker

Vicky Ford MP confirms expansion of Virtual School role Read More Link to Department for Education documents here Supporting note from NAVSH Virtual School Headteachers have been looking after the learning of looked after children for many years. Local Authorities have been required to have a Virtual School Headteacher since the role became statutory in…

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Rt Hon Gavin Williamson responds to letter from Become / NAVSH about 2020 exams results

Katharine Sacks-Jones, Chief Executive, Become Jancis Andrew, Chair, National Association of Virtual School Heads By email: katharine.sacksjones@becomecharity.org.uk 24 November 2020 Dear Ms Sacks-Jones Thank you for your letter of 18 August regarding examination cancellations, the awarding of results in 2020, and care-experienced young people. I apologise for the delay in my response. This has been…

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What Works Webinars are open for registration now

CPD for the Virtual school and beyond, improving evidence for better outcomes Webinar 1 – An introduction to research and evidence in education https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/navsh-wwcsc-webinars-an-introduction-to-research-and-evidence-tickets-120371862481 Webinar 2 – Introduction to What Works in Education – with the Education Endowment Foundation https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/navsh-wwcsc-webinars-introduction-to-what-works-in-education-tickets-120374576599 Webinar 3 – What Works in Education for Young People with a Social Worker https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/navsh-wwcsc-what-works-in-education-for-children-with-a-social-worker-tickets-120375810289

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Call for NAVSH Trustees!

Our treasurer, immediate past chair, secretary and current chair share their thoughts on the benefits of becoming a trustee of NAVSH. The year on year success of the board and the future partnerships we can use to promote our aims depend on colleagues being willing to step forward. In whatever capacity, you will have the…

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Postgraduate Study in Professional Practice

THE EDUCATION OF CARE EXPERIENCED CHILDREN 2022-2023 Stand-alone online Master’s level module [EDU7113-30 Independent Study] 30 credits can count towards the full MA Professional Practice course. Credits are accepted in line with Bath Spa University’s APL policy which is currently within 5 years of completion. Flexible part-time programme for busy professionals interested in the education of care…

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Diagnostic Managers needed for NAVSH Peer Review

Each NAVSH Virtual School Peer Review team is led by a Diagnostic Manager. The team comprises of a Lead Peer, usually a current Assistant Director and two current Virtual School Heads, making a total team of four. With such a small team it is essential the Diagnostic Manager has a specialist knowledge and understanding of…

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