VSK are aiming to have their work recognised through the Investor in Careers Award, showing how we work in partnership with various team and educational providers to support our young people in developing and realising their career paths.Read more: Time to aim for the Investor in Careers Award!
The Adoptables School Toolkit was created by adopted young people aged 13 to 25 with specialist educators from Coram Life Education. It explores the issues highlighted by the young people as particularly sensitive or challenging, such as friendships, relationships, family, certain lesson topics, and also what they would like teachers to know.Read more: Adoptables School Toolkit: Adopted Children
The Virtual School Kent Post16 Team have been working in collaboration with the 18+ Service, Colleagues within the Education Directorate and within Corporate Parenting to develop a new policy that identifies how we will work together to support those in Key Stage 4 and above transition into Education, Training and Employment. The policy includes resources for professionals to use when working with a young person to help them identify possible options for them as they move into Key Stage 5.Read more: Education, Training and Employment Policy - KS4 and Beyond
Operation Willow has negotiated a reduced price for Kent and Medway Schools to attend “Zak” and “Lottie” training, facilitated by the University of Kent’s Centre for Child Protection. The course usually costs £199 per delegate, but can be accessed for £60 for the next academic year.Read more: 'Zak and Lottie' CSE, Grooming and Radicalisation Training and Resources
The VSK Conference Good Emotional Health Equals Good Learning took place at Ashford International Hotel on 7th June 2016, attended by over 140 Designated Teachers and senior leaders from schools across Kent and Medway as well as managers from KCC Fostering, Social Services and Adoption services.Read more: VSK Conference: Good Emotional Health Equals Good Learning
The Leading Improvements for Looked After Children (LILAC) Assessment has been developed by a National Voice as a way of involving young people with experience of the care system to carry out an assessment of how well services delivered by the local authority are enabling children in care and care leavers to participate; both at an individual level, and in the development of policies and services that support them.Read more: LILAC Assessment
As you know, young people need to be taking part in some kind of learning, training or employment up until they are 18 years of age. There are lots of different options - college, sixth form, apprenticeship, traineeship, work based learning, supported internship….. It may seem confusing so make sure you ask someone for help with this.Read more: Top Tips for Year 11's