Virtual School - NCC

Type of service:
Local Government Department
Address:
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
    experiences.
  • 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.
Cost:
Free
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
Last updated on:
09/09/2020
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