Virtual School Heads are expected to report on the progress, performance and development of their Virtual School each year and Ofsted will ask for a copy of the Annual Report when they inspect local authority children’s services.
Framework and evaluation schedule for the inspections of services for children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers
In completing this report, consideration should routinely be given to the impact of the actions taken by the Virtual School Head and the place of those actions in the pupil’s journey through care. The principle of ‘We did this and the impact was…’ should inform reporting.
The addition of case studies as appendices would add a narrative flavour to this document.
Appendix 10 of The Virtual School Handbook has suggested headings for the annual report.
Establish The National Association of Virtual School Heads and links with key partners. Develop a robust means of measuring attainment and progress based on recent research demonstrating what impacts most on educational outcomes for children in care. Uphold high quality educational provision for all children in care. Research and develop best practice use of Pupil…