Key Contacts at the Virtual School
Norfolk Virtual School work alongside education providers to ensure that Norfolk Looked After Children 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.
The Virtual School aims to be at the forefront of developing best practice in the education of looked after and previously looked after children. With that in mind the leadership team focus on key areas including Early Years, SEN, EAL, UASC, Achievement, Engagement, Post 16 and Previously Looked After Children.
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 looked after children and care leavers.
Specialist Support Officer
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.
Children and Young People Community Worker
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.
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 Pupil Premium Manager provides support to the whole team and ensures the smooth day to day running of the Virtual School office.
Education Enhancement Co-Ordinator
The LAC Education Enhancement Coordinator provides support with the Post 16 Access to Technology Scheme and coordinates the achievement and enrichment programme.
The Virtual School also has a co located EHCP Co-ordinator who has a remit to coordinate EHCPs for Norfolk Looked After Children up to the age 18.
For all enquiries please contact the Virtual School on 01603 303323 in the first instance.