Virtual School - NCC

Type of service:
Local Government Department
Northamptonshire County Council, One Angel Square, Angel Street, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN1 1ED
Telephone number:
01604 365912
Service description:

The Virtual School is a team of experienced teachers and dedicated educational professionals. They promote, and support, the educational attainment and progress of Northamptonshire’s children in care and children previously in care by:

  • championing the educational needs of children in care
  • promoting the educational achievement of children in care, by providing suitable advice and information to schools and settings
  • monitoring the attendance and educational progress of children in care
  • support schools to complete effective and high quality Personal Education Plans (PEPs) that focus on educational outcomes
  • promoting a culture that takes account of the child's views, and promotes the child's views in shaping the PEP
  • providing dedicated training for schools, designated teachers, social workers, and carers
  • organising and delivering participation activities to provide children with new
  • allocating Pupil Premium Plus (PP+) funding for eligible statutory school age children in care
  • working with schools and educational settings to ensure PP+ funding is used effectively to facilitate each child's educational attainment and progress
  • promoting the educational achievement of previously looked-after children by giving information
Age range:
0 - 18 years
Opening hours:
Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - Early Years (0-5)
  • Age - School (5-18)
Referral route:
  • Education or school
  • Other
  • Social Care
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