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Key Contacts at the Virtual School

Norfolk Virtual School work alongside education providers to ensure that Norfolk Children in Care access the best opportunities to reach their full potential. We help with identifying provision and work closely with social care teams, schools and settings ensuring that children and young people are in a productive place of safety, enjoyment and learning.

Leadership Team

The Virtual School aims to be at the forefront of developing best practice in the education of children in care and previously in care. With that in mind the leadership team focus on key areas including Early Years, SEN, UASC, Achievement, Engagement, Post 16 and Children Previously In Care and Children with a Social Worker.


We have a team of advisors that make sure that the children and young people's educational needs are being met. We have Advisors for the Early years, statutory school age children and Post 16.

Learning and Employment Adviser

The Learning and Employment Adviser will take a specific lead for strategic and practice development on the education, employment and training of young people leaving care aged 16 - 25, with a focus on those who are over 18. The aim is to continue to improve rates of inclusion in education, employment and training by children in care and care leavers.

Specialist Support Officer (Post 16)

Our specialist support officer works with a target group of young people and provides a bespoke package to ensure that they have every opportunity to achieve their academic potential.

Specialist Support Officer (Post 18)

This role has a focus on signposting care leavers, carers and social care staff to appropriate and relevant information about learning and employment pathways for care leavers aged 18+.  The Children and Young People Community Worker, in conjunction with allocated case workers, will support care leavers to gain the skills they need to progress into learning or employment.

ESOL Teaching Practitioner

Our ESOL Teaching Practitioner support our UASC learners with their early literacy development.

Office-based staff

Our PEP manager co-ordinates the PEPS for more than 1000 Norfolk children. Our Pupil Premium Manager ensures that the Pupil Premium plus funding is administered effectively and links to targets for each individual child. Our Business Support Coordinator provides support to the whole team and ensures the smooth day to day running of the Virtual School office.

Education Enhancement Co-ordinator

The Education Enhancement Coordinator coordinates the achievement and enrichment programme.

EHCP Co-ordinator

The Virtual School also has a co-located EHCP co-ordinator who has a remit to coordinate EHCPs for Norfolk's children in care up to the age 18.

For all enquiries please contact the Virtual School on 01603 303323 in the first instance.


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