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The Virtual School

Derbyshire's Virtual School aims to improve the life opportunities for children in care by supporting their education for them to achieve their potential.

The Virtual School

The Virtual School champions our responsibilities regarding the education of children in care. As corporate parents, we have high aspirations, wanting our children to have the best possible education provision and learning opportunities.

The Virtual School provides information and guidance on children in care, care leavers, previously looked after children and children with a social worker.

The Virtual School has responsibility for monitoring, supporting and providing or resourcing interventions so the children in our care achieve their best possible educational outcomes by:

  • leading training for schools and services such as designated teacher network meetings, attachment and relationship aware schools, as well as trauma informed relational planning to support inclusion of children in care and children with a social worker
  • co-ordinating and quality assuring termly personal education plans (PEPs)
  • making sure pupil premium plus is used in line with guidance
  • tracking the academic progress, attendance, and suspensions of children in care
  • using tracking data to highlight children in care who are not on target to achieve their predicted outcomes and provide them with support
  • making sure special educational needs or disability (SEND) needs are identified for children in care and supported effectively
  • supporting transitions
  • encouraging our young people to have high aspirations about their futures and removing barriers to education with a focus on not in education, employment or training (NEET) young people

Children with a social worker

Since 2021, the Virtual School has had strategic responsibilities for all children with a social worker. The Virtual School has a number of initiatives working closely with social care and schools to support school stability.



Tel: 01629 538028

County Hall
261-264 North Block
Smedley Street

Rachel Moore, virtual headteacher, tel: 01629 538028.

Headteacher's report

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