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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NAVSH Peer Review Pilots

By Jane Pickthall | November 6, 2018

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…

PALAC Promoting the Achievement of Looked After Children

By Jane Pickthall | September 4, 2018

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…

The designated teacher for looked-after and previously looked-after children

By Jane Pickthall | September 4, 2018

About this guidance This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education, issued under sections 20(4) and 20A(4) of the Children and Young Persons Act 2008. This means that the governing bodies of maintained schools, academy proprietors and the designated staff member at maintained schools and academies must have regard to it when promoting the educational attainment of looked-after…

Statutory guidance for local authorities

By Jane Pickthall | September 4, 2018

About this guidance This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education. It is issued under section 7 of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970. This means that it must be followed unless there are exceptional circumstances that justify departing from it. This guidance sets the framework through which local authorities discharge their statutory duty under 22(3A)…

NAVSH Report to the APPG for Children in Care January 17

By Jane Pickthall | January 25, 2017

Fully endorse Corporate Parenting Principles- stability in home lives, relationships and education or work – crucially important.  Essential to consider education at the same time as care planning. Publication of local offer for care leavers very helpful alongside extension of Personal Adviser role.  An opportunity to share good practice of wider role of Corporate Parents…

NAVSH Response to the Green Paper ‘Schools that work for everyone’

By Jane Pickthall | January 12, 2017

This is the response of the National Association of Virtual School Heads (NAVSH) to the green paper ‘Schools that work for everyone’ published on 12 September 2016. The paper deals with matters to do with independent schools, universities, selective schools and faith schools. It is not simply about selective education. NAVSH has an interest in…