The Virtual School Handbook

NAVSH-The Virtual School Handbook 2019 provides a thorough overview of the role and offers advice around different aspects of it. The main focus of a Virtual School Head is improving the educational outcomes of looked after children.

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Expressions of Interest

By Greg Houghton | October 8, 2021

The trustees request a review of the current governance and financial arrangements of the charity and then the supply of identified provision to ensure: A registered office base and address for communication, administration and correspondence That the charity operates in accordance with company and charity law. This includes the filing of statutory returns to the…

Virtual school head role extension to children with a social worker

By Greg Houghton | June 17, 2021

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 2014, but many LAs had a service well before this. Some Virtual Schools have developed a broader role…

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

By Greg Houghton | December 14, 2020

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…

What Works Webinars are open for registration now

By Greg Houghton | October 13, 2020

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

Call for NAVSH Trustees!

By Greg Houghton | October 13, 2020

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…

Postgraduate Study in Professional Practice

By Greg Houghton | March 3, 2020

THE EDUCATION OF CARE EXPERIENCED CHILDREN 2021-2022 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 experienced children. Teaching starts in September 2021 and…