Training

​The Virtual School provides training regarding the education of looked-after and previously looked-after children. Please do contact us if you have a training request that is not covered below.

Please find details of upcoming training courses in the 2020-2021 academic year listed below. Selecting a training date will open a sign-up page on Eventbrite, through which tickets can be acquired. All training events will be delivered using Zoom, and are provided free of charge.

New to the role of Designated Teacher for looked-after and / or previously looked-after children

Target audience: Designated Teachers for looked-after and/or previously looked-after children from reception to Year 11, who are new to the role.

Course description: This course gives an overview of the requirements upon the Designated Teacher to fulfil their role effectively for both looked-after children and previously looked-after children. Topics covered include: voice of the child; pupil premium plus; raising awareness and staff training; SEN; mental health; partnership working; admissions.

Refresher DT Training

Target audience: It is recommended that experienced Designated Teachers for looked-after and/or previously looked-after children from reception to Year 11, attend this training once every three years.

Course description: This course gives an overview of the requirements upon the Designated Teacher to fulfil their role effectively for both looked-after children and previously looked-after children. Topics covered include: voice of the child; pupil premium plus; raising awareness and staff training; SEN; mental health; partnership working; admissions.

PEP Quality Training

Target audience: all those involved with contributing to PEPs and their write ups, along with Designated Teachers.

Course description: this course explores the expectations the Virtual School has to ensure each section of the PEP is high quality. Participants will be given an overview of why each section of the PEP is important and the kinds of responses that are both good and poor.

Email: virtualschool@childrenfirstnorthamptonshire.co.uk

Phone: 01604 365912