was published at the beginning of July.

There is praise for the work of Virtual Schools Heads, an appreciation of the impact mental health needs have on learning and most importantly a change in the narrative around outcomes for looked after children.
Read the full NAVSH response here.

Local authorities have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of any child looked after by them.

This includes a particular duty to promote the child’s educational achievements

The National Association of Virtual School Heads exists to improve educational outcomes for looked after children by working with partners and commissioning research to ensure that the educational needs of looked after children are better understood. 

All local authorities in England are required to have a Virtual School Head.

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  • NAVSH Report to the APPG for Children in Care January 17 Fully endorse Corporate Parenting Principles- stability in home lives, relationships and education or work - crucially important.  Essential to consider education at the same time as care planning.Publication of local ...
    Posted Jan 25, 2017, 12:08 PM by Jane Pickthall
  • NAVSH Response to the Green Paper 'Schools that work for everyone' This is the response of the National Association of Virtual School Heads (NAVSH) to the green paper ‘Schools that work for everyone’ published on 12 September 2016.The paper deals ...
    Posted Jan 12, 2017, 12:25 PM by Jane Pickthall
  • GCSE Results Day – A Virtual School Head’s Perspective     As results day arrives Virtual School Heads around the country will be anxiously awaiting news about how their students have done. With only 14% of looked after children nationally achieving ...
    Posted Aug 25, 2016, 1:10 AM by Jane Pickthall
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