Knowsley Virtual School work with children who are looked after, their schools, carers and social worker to ensure that they are able to access good education provision, positive experiences in their learning to enable them to achieve. Whilst children and young people will attend their own actual physical school, the Virtual School is a small team of professionals dedicated to supporting children’s educational needs. We track attendance and progress ensuring that all children receive the support that they need. We are committed to ensuring that children are happy in their schools, as we know that this will have a positive impact on their learning; and our MADE Council members have also highlighted the importance of this.
We work with a wide range of professionals (teachers, learning mentors, carers, parents) supporting them in their work to enable children and young people to have high aspirations and raising their achievement. We do this in a variety of ways (ie training events, consultations, attending Personal Education Planning meetings and in direct work with children and young people). All of our children are different, some will have educational special needs and some will go on to University, we work to enable them all to have choices and options as they move into adulthood. We are also responsible for working with children who are leaving care and promote their access to further and higher education, training, or employment and provide advice and guidance in relation to children who have been previously “looked after”.
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There is not a formal referral process, if a teacher, or carer is concerned about a child who is looked after they can contact us directly by phone or email
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm but work with children and young people outside of these times
Things to know
DBS Policy in place
We support children/young people wherever they are placed - this can be outside the borough