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Virtual school

Virtual school logo - Believe and achieveWho are we?

The Virtual school team support the education of children and young people who are looked after. We don't have school buildings as all the children and young people we focus on remain the responsibility of and attend the school at which they are enrolled.

What do we do?

We champion the children and young people’s educational needs. We monitor progress and attendance and make sure everyone has a school to attend. We make sure well targeted personal education plans and interventions are in place and that success is celebrated. We work closely with schools, carers, social workers and health professionals and a range of education professionals to help our young people achieve the most they can.

Our training courses are available on a range of subjects and to a range of people including schools, carers and social workers.

We advise on SEN, school transfers, school applications and exclusions.

The Virtual School aims to challenge and support young people and professionals to ensure that the best possible progress is made by the young person in the best possible place.

Downloadable documents

Icon Name of file Size Download time
Binary file Guidance for governors - Children looked after 15 KB 0secs @ 2Mbps
Word document Early Years Personal Education Plan 1449 KB 5secs @ 2Mbps
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Southampton City Council logo Southampton Safeguarding Children Board NHS Southampton City Southampton Children and Young People's Alliance Hampshire Constabulary
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