Our Research and Improvement Priorities 2016/17

  1. Establish The National Association of Virtual School Heads and links with key partners.
  2. Develop a robust means of measuring attainment and progress based on recent research demonstrating what impacts most on educational outcomes for children in care.
  3. Uphold high quality educational provision for all children in care.
  4. Research and develop best practice use of Pupil Premium Plus to maximise its impact.
  5. Support schools to implement the NICE Guidance on Attachment.
  6. Promote engagement with Children in Care Councils and ensure the voice of children in care and care leavers is at the centre of our work.
  7. Support the ongoing professional development of Virtual School Heads, Designated Teachers and other professionals working with children in care.