Skip to main content

Derbyshire's Virtual School aims to enhance the life opportunities for children in care by supporting their education and enabling them to achieve the best they can.

We do this by:

  • providing children in care with advice, guidance and support to enable each young person to reach their full potential
  • tracking and monitoring attendance, exclusions and progress
  • providing specific training for schools, designated teachers and carers
  • challenging schools and educational settings to raise attainment of looked after children
  • providing educational advice and guidance to young people and their carers
  • recognising and celebrating achievement
  • providing advice and guidance on future pathways
  • encouraging the participation of our children and young people in out of school experiences to raise self esteem
  • ensuring all children in care receive their core mainstream offer of education, providing access to educational resources and offering support with studies
  • providing personalised support packages to young people, to support behaviour and social development
  • providing a designated education support officer for every young person
  • working in partnership with others to support the educational needs of individual pupils
  • providing access to IT support, tuition or tailored services to promote achievement and success
  • working with schools to ensure Pupil Premium Plus is used effectively to narrow the gap

Find out more about the virtual school or contact our virtual headteacher, email: virtualschool@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel: 01629 538028.

Related Content

Also see