As results day arrives Virtual School Heads around the country will be anxiously awaiting news about how their students have done. With only 14% of looked after children nationally achieving 5 or more A*-C grades, including maths and English, last year, they are not likely to be the results that most headteachers would be hoping…

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Mental Health Awareness Week launches today with a focus on the importance of relationships in supporting good mental health. For looked after children in schools this is especially important. For a child who has been abused or witnessed domestic violence, adults can be scary people. Many schools assume that their pupils feel safe, but for…

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The publication in November of The Rees Centre / Bristol University research on The Educational Progress of Looked After Children a seminal moment, as VSHs across the country finally got the evidence they needed to confirm much of what they suspected about what children in care need in order to achieve academically. For years we’d…

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