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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We would like to reassure you that we are closely monitoring the situation and working with the government and NHS.

For guidance on coronavirus and the latest information for Devon, visit Devon County Council’s coronavirus (COVID-19) advice pages.

Latest Update: What you need to know about returning to school and college

Education of children in care – Devon Virtual School

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As corporate parents, we are committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for children in care. The Virtual School supports all children in care who are living in Devon or who are looked after by Devon but living in another part of the country.

Child in care?

We aim to:

Aim Description
Promote High aspirations and excellent educational outcomes
Support Children and young people, carers, schools and settings
Challenge Anyone who does not deliver on our aspirations
Celebrate All our successes


The Virtual School team

Our team includes staff from a range of services working together to promote and support the education of children in care. You can find out more about those you are most likely to meet and how to contact them here.

Find out more about the Designated Teacher Conference.

Urgent letter regarding Children in Care during school closures,please also view guidance on talking to children about coronavirus(19.3.2020)

Virtual School newsletters

We have also started producing a half-termly newsletter and all editions published so far can be found at Virtual School newsletters.

How we support children in care and care leavers

Find out more about the Virtual School, how it works, why it’s important and how we support children in care and care leavers

Information for schools, settings and governors

Key documents and guidance on working together to support the education of children in care

Virtual School Team

The Virtual School monitors the educational outcomes for all children in care

Support for adopted children and those under special guardianship orders

Information and guidance for schools and other providers about the needs of adopted children