It’s great to see this Training Project developing across the County and well done to those who have already taken part. Six North Kent schools are getting ready to set up their Nurture Groups ready for this September – and nine schools from the South Kent area completed their three day training just before the Easter break. So these folk are now beginning their coursework and we wish them luck!Read more: UPDATE: VSKs Nurture Group Training Project
National Citizen Service (NCS) is an experience you really don’t want to miss. If you’re 15 to 17 years-old, this is your chance to embark on exhilarating challenges, make your mark and build skills for work and life. More than 275,000 young people have already said YES to NCS. Don’t. Miss. Out.Read more: Don't miss your chance to do NCS!
Satellite Clubs run by Kent Sport are extensions of community sports clubs or physical activity sessions which are established in a venue, usually a secondary school or college and specifically targeting the 14-19 age group. They aim to offer sport and physical activity in a way that young people want to receive it. There are a wide variety of activities with something for everyone - full list of courses availableRead more: Are you aged 14-19 and interested in cheerleading, parkour, judo, table tennis and much much more
Whether you’ve recently left school, are still studying, about to start on an apprenticeship or thinking about university, this course is for you.
This free course, Managing my money for young adults, covers everything you need to know to get you started on the new and exciting financial journey that lies ahead. It offers practical tips on what to start doing now and to continue doing as you progress on your chosen path.Read more: Managing my money for 16-18 year olds
On 19th October we held the fourth annual Post 16 Awards Ceremony to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our young people – the event was a fantastic evening with over 40 young people attending, supported by their friends, carers, social workers and personal advisers. The evening took an Oscars theme, with red carpet, photo screen, popcorn, sports activities and buffet.Read more: Honouring our outstanding Post16 Students
The Foster Care Partnership award goes to a member of staff from VSK, who has provided extensive support to the Fostering Service and our children and young people over the last year and we are delighted that Jo Carpenter has been recognised for her hard work and contribution supporting children in care.Read more: Foster Care Partnership Award 2017 - Congratulations Jo Carpenter!
On the 14th September people from all across Kent gathered for a conference with The Nurture Group Network. Jo Kelly and Amanda Ormond from VSK presented on the Nurture Project that VSK have been undertaking with primary and secondary schools across North Kent – and why Nurture Groups can be so effective for Children in Care / Vulnerable children.Read more: VSK Conference: Nurture in Practice Mini Meet
On 17th September Virtual School Kent held its 7th annual awards ceremony to celebrate the academic and personal achievements of children in care.
210 young people in care and care leavers received awards at the ceremony attended by carers, social workers, parents and council members. The awards were for various academic and personal achievements, ranging from excellent GCSE results to excelling in karate.Read more: VSK Awards 2017 - Honouring our Outstanding Students
The Nurture Group Network exists to promote the development of nurture groups and to ensure the continuing quality of their delivery through accredited training programmes, research on effective practice, relevant publications and information exchange. Its aim is to make the nurture group approach available to all pupils who need it and also to ensure that the connections between learning and early development are understood throughout education.Read more: VSK Nurture Group Training Accreditation - Congratulations Amanda!