Deciding to go to university is a big step for anyone. It can be confusing and a bit overwhelming. The process can be especially difficult if you are a care leaver, and you might not know where to turn for help.Read more: Thinking of applying to university as a care leaver?
The Summer 2020 edition of the FosterTalk magazine includes an article by Callam, an 11 year old foster child in Kent who shares his inspirational personal account of how he succeeded and achieved more than he thought he ever could through sheer determination and drive to achieve.Read more: Always Try Your Best - An Inspiring Article by a Child in Care
The UK’s oldest children’s charity Coram has teamed up with Kent County Council to co-produce a new booklet written by a young person about her experience of being diagnosed with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).Read more: Autism is a Superpower
CONGRATULATIONS!!! to Amanda our VSK Senior Support Officer who supports young people at out of county schools. She successfully completed her FUTURE MANAGER course earlier this year and now has the certificate to prove it.Read more: Congratulations to Amanda Ormond!
Our Summer 2020 newsletter is packed full of useful information and updates from across the team. Please take time to read this edition and find out what we are doing in your part of Kent from our fantastic Area Team Assistant Headteachers and the projects they champion both at area level and county wide.Read more: Read the latest editions of our newsletters......
During the Covid-19 outbreak the VSK Team are busy working to help our Children in Care, Care Leavers and Young People who were Previously Looked After. Please read the full article to find out about our learning resources, laptops and boredom buster activities….Read more: COVID-19 UPDATE
We would welcome your feedback about the advice and information that Virtual School Kent provides to schools and parents of Previously Looked After Children (PLAC). The information that you provide will help us to improve our service and the support that we provide.Read more: Have Your Say in our Previously Looked After Children Survey 2020
Supporting transitions outside of Kent are vital so that our young people feel safe in the provisions and where they live. Ensuring their well being is important so that they have opportunities to be successful. Support in achieving this is key and the voice of our young people is at the heart of what we do.Read more: Meet Our Team Dedicated to Supporting Kent CiC placed Out Of County...
Virtual School Kent and Lead schools around the County have been busy this year with a special project which has been improving opportunities for our young people (including those who were previously looked after) to have support for developing positive emotional health.Read more: Supporting Whole School Support Around Emotional and Mental Health
Letterbox is a fantastic project where children aged 5-11 years can receive a parcel through the post every month from May to October – and it includes a selection of books suited to the child’s ability and interest, maths games plus an assortment of stationary equipment.Read more: Letterbox has been helping our children to love learning at home!