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...
Our Autumn 2019 newsletter is packed full of useful information and updates from across the team. Please take time to read this edition thoroughly 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......
We are so very proud of our North Kent Education Support Officer Laura Hunt who has completed her Nurture training and passed with flying colours.Read more: Congratulations Laura for passing the Nurture Course – with a MERIT!
Virtual School Kent held their sixth annual Post 16 Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 16th October in the magnificent surroundings of Rochester Corn Exchange.Read more: Congratulations to our Post16 Award Winners!
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
Matt Dunkley CBE, KCC Corporate Director (Children, Young People and Education) attended our recent awards ceremony honouring the outstanding achievements of our children on care and had the following to say….Read more: VSK Awards Ceremony 2019 - Congratulations to all winners!
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
Ocean Youth Trust South (OYTS) is a charity which uses Adventure Under Sail as a personal development opportunity for young people aged 12-25, taking them to sea in their 30-metre vessel Prolific.Read more: VSK and Ocean Youth Trust - working together with our children
Over the last few months VSK have been working with the Specialist Teaching Service in Maidstone to create the event ‘Help Your School to Shine’. Last week the event ran with a packed room and the focus was on improving the well-being of school staff and pupils. There were a number of speakers – and the keynote address was given by Natasha Devon who is a national speaker/advocate for supporting good mental health for young people.Read more: VSK and STLS – Nurture & Help Your School to Shine