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The virtual school

Derbyshire's virtual school enhances the life opportunities for Derbyshire children in care by supporting and promoting the importance of their education and enabling them to achieve the best they can.

The Virtual School

Who we are

The virtual school is a team of educational professionals working alongside schools and settings to ensure we all provide the best education provision for children and young people in our care.

Children and young people will remain on the roll of the school or setting they attend with the virtual school offering support, guidance and training, to ensure that educational services are effectively co-ordinated and that cared for, and previously in care children and young people get the best opportunities to reach their fullest potential.

Our vision

To improve the lives of all the children and young people in our care, and previously in care, through working in partnership with all their supporters to bring about the best educational outcomes and life chances.

Our children and young people will become:

  • successful learners
  • responsible citizens
  • creative thinkers
  • reflective individuals

We are ensuring:

  • all children and young people in our care feel nurtured, valued and supported in their learning and will fulfil their aspirational goals and ambitions
  • children and young people shape the virtual school and the wider services for all children in care, and previously looked after
  • an improved sense of corporate parenting, social education and a shared responsibility
  • every school and educational setting is empowered and confident to meet the needs of children and young people and provide tailored support enabling progress and success



Tel: 01629 538028

County Hall
261-264 North Block
Smedley Street

Rachel Moore, virtual headteacher, tel: 01629 538028.

Headteacher's report

For the latest headteacher's report, email: