Our Autumn 2018 newsletter is packed full of useful information and updates from across the team.Read more: Read the latest editions of our newsletters......
These events are aimed at those students who are interested in applying to study an undergraduate course and will include a 1-2-1 session with a staff member who will guide individuals through the university application process (UCAS) and provide tips on writing an effective personal statement.Read more: University of Greenwich Application Evenings
Enjoy three days on campus at the University of Greenwich non-residential summer school. Learn about university life, experience a range of workshops, take part in debates and develop personal and practical skills, as well as having fun.Read more: Care Leaver Summer School, for years 11, 12 & 13
Virtual School Kent held their fifth annual Post 16 Awards Ceremony on October 17th. This event recognises and celebrates the achievements of looked after post16 young people and there were some amazing success stories.Read more: Post16 Awards 2018
Kent Cares Town aims to provide Children in Care with information about what it means to be in care in Kent and how Kent County Council supports them as their Corporate Parents. For Care Leavers and those preparing to leave care, there is information about the support and services available to them and advice to help them make the transition to independence.Read more: Have you visited our new look website for CIC?
In February 2018 two key pieces of Statutory Guidance were published by the Department for Education for maintained schools and Academies:
The Stepladder of Achievement is a tailor made programme of six steps created by the Share Foundation for young people in care aged 15 to 17 years to develop life skills for employment, higher education or training, and for living independently.Read more: Earn an extra £1,500 by completing the Stepladder of Achievement
Research shows that children who have been adopted from care or who are the subject of special guardianship orders do less than half as well as their non-adopted peers at the end of primary and secondary school.Read more: FREE Training for Schools: Supporting Previously Looked After Children
Matt Dunkley CBE, KCC Corporate Director (Children, Young People and Education) attended our 8th annual awards ceremony honouring the outstanding achievements of our children on care and had the following to say….Read more: VSK Awards Ceremony 2018 - Congratulations to all winners!
Safer Internet Day 2019 will take place on Tuesday 5th February 2019, with the global theme of ‘Together for a better internet’.Read more: Safer Internet Day 2019