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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Continuing funding for Virtual Schools is confirmed at NAVSH Conference

By Greg Houghton | March 24, 2022

Future funding has been confirmed for virtual schools by Children’s and Families minister Will Quince MP. Children’s and Families minister Will Quince MP made the announcement at the National Association of Virtual School Heads Conference in Earl’s Court (March 16). Since September 2021 Virtual School headteachers have had a strategic role to promote the educational…

NAVSH is planning to update its website and marketing strategy

By Greg Houghton | February 22, 2022

The board is seeking an expression of interest from interested parties who can develop a plan to improve the website; develop marketing and PR; distribute newsletters to members; support event planning and enhance the social media presence of the association. Your expression of interest should include a brief review of the current website as well…

NAVSH and the new duties

By Greg Houghton | November 26, 2021

Following the announcement in July 2021 that the role of Virtual Schools within local authorities will be further extended from September 2021. Local authorities will receive funding to resource Virtual School Heads to work with schools, colleges and social care leaders to create a culture of high aspirations that helps all children with social workers to…

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: 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 Webinar 2 – Introduction to What Works in Education – with the Education Endowment Foundation Webinar 3 – What Works in Education for Young People with a Social Worker