The Children and Families Act (2014) placed a statutory responsibility on local authorities in the UK to establish a virtual school headteacher with the role of championing the education of all children looked-after within that authority. The current research was designed to illuminate how virtual schools are currently supporting educational outcomes for children looked-after, not…

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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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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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