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 2021-2022 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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Develop and pilot a programme to support new VSHs

We are proud to be ambitious for our looked after and previously looked after children but in order to deliver on some of our work streams we are seeking the help of others who have a good understanding of the role of VSHs and the needs of care experienced children. If you would like more…

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Expression of interest sought for Research Project

The Impact of Pupil Premium Plus on Looked After Children The National Association of Virtual School Heads (NAVSH) is a charity set up by members in response to the role becoming statutory. NAVSH exists to improve the educational outcomes of looked after children by working with partners and commissioning research to ensure that the educational…

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Webinar Programme

These webinars are open to anyone interested in the education of care experienced children. Places are limited so early registration is strongly advised. Monday January 28th 2019 4.00-5.00pm Using Pupil Premium Plus for enhanced CAMHS support: Patrick Ward, Virtual School Head for Lewisham Patrick will explain how Lewisham’s Virtual School has used Pupil Premium Plus to…

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NAVSH Peer Review Pilots

We are now half way through the pilot phase of our Peer Review programme and we look forward to sharing the learning once we have completed one from each region. We are learning just how different virtual schools are and there is so much to learn from each review we do. Matthew Cooke, the Virtual…

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PALAC Promoting the Achievement of Looked After Children

Bespoke programme for Virtual School teams and Educational Psychologists PALAC is a pioneering research-led programme to support professionals to enhance the achievement and wellbeing of care experienced and adopted children and young people in school What is PALAC? PALAC has been developed with and delivered by researchers behind national and international studies on children and young people in care This…

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