What is a virtual school?
What does the Virtual School look like?
The Virtual School is exactly that – virtual! It is not a building but a group of professionals who work closely with you to support you to get the best outcomes. It does not replace the mainstream school you attend, but is an additional resource where people who can work cooperatively and collaboratively with you to benefit you.
Who are the staff and what do they do?
The Virtual School consists of a headteacher, learning advocates, a virtual school manager, specialist child in care education welfare officers, learning mentors and personal education plan coordinators. You can find out more about all these people and what they do at The Virtual School Team.
We all work closely with the school you attend, a designated teacher in your school, your social worker and carer to support you in your education and to make sure you are getting any help you need. We also help make sure you have access to other activities that interest you or that may help with any career plans.
Designated teachers are specifically trained and support other school staff members to ensure your particular needs are met, you are encouraged to do your best and that you are supported appropriately.