The normal summer programme is unfortunately not able to go ahead and so in its place we are offering a completely free NCS experience available to all young people. The summer 2020 experience includes a huge range of digital workshops, events and opportunities that can be accessed hereRead more: National Citizen Service 2020
They have put together a fabulous online summer school for year 11 and year 12 young people in care on Thursday, 9th July 2020 from 2pm to 4pmRead more: University of Greenwich Care Leaver Summer School
This school year has been a very different and for some, difficult year for young people, and we know that our care experienced children and young people have had to face some additional challenges since the outbreak of Covid-19.Read more: Virtual School Kent Awards Nominations 2020 Are Open!
Silly Squad, Summer Reading Challenge 2020 starts on Friday 5 June and runs throughout the summer holidays, finishing at the end of September. It’s aimed at children aged 4 – 11 and is completely free!Read more: The Summer Reading Challenge is back!
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!
This FREE online course from Future Learn aims to find out what complex trauma is, how it affects children and adolescents, and what can be done to help.Read more: Teaching Students Who Have Suffered Complex Trauma