Our Vision for
Children in Care
We want children and young people in the care of North Tyneside Council to attend the best schools, experience the stability they need to build trusting relationships with adults and be surrounded by people with high aspirations for them, who support them to work towards their dreams.
We want their needs to be understood, barriers to learning to be unblocked and for the team around them to work together to achieve the best outcomes.
The Virtual School Head
All local authorities in England are required to have a Virtual School Head who monitors looked after children as if they were in one school, The Virtual School. The role of the Virtual School Head and The Virtual School varies across authorities but all work with schools to help improve the outcomes of looked after children.
Virtual School Heads can offer advice and guidance to schools and have responsibility for managing and distributing the Pupil Premium Plus for looked after children.
Virtual Schools rely on schools providing them with progress data on a regular basis in order to ensure looked after children are on target to achieve to their full potential. It is important that schools have high expectations and set aspirational targets. Early end of key stage outcomes may not reflect the true ability of a looked after child who may have been in a traumatic situation at the time of the assessments and not focused on learning.
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Programs we deliver
Whether it’s developing people’s skills and knowledge through training or bringing colleagues together at an event, our teams deliver training and events that reflect your current needs.
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