1. What is a PEP All children looked-after (CLA) must have a care plan, of which the Personal Education Plan (PEP) is an integral part. The PEP (pre-school, to age 18) should be initiated as part of the care plan. A PEP meeting must take place each term for every Child Looked After. It is an evolving […]

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Children Looked After

In this section, we will outline the aspects of Sutton Virtual Schools work that supports Children Looked After.  We work directly with children looked after, their families, schools and social workers to ensure that they receive the best educational opportunities available.          

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SGO / adoptive parent training

If you are an SGO or adoptive parent, please watch our training video to illustrate the support you can gain from Sutton Virtual School and other support that is available around education. We are running a series of training sessions throughout the coming year in response to initial feedback from SGO families to have more […]

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SGO and Adoption Family Voice

We run a quarterly SGO and Adoption Family Voice group.   This is an opportunity to highlight areas where you would like to see future development for SGO / Adoption families.  Sutton Virtual School pledge to implement as many changes as possible and influence change where this lies outside our direct control.  Please sign up below […]

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SGO and Adoption information

Please read the SGO and Adoption education support pack.  We summarise below are some of the key things we think our SGO and Adoption families need to know about education to support them in their role: All children who have been in public care in England and Wales and moved to an SGO or Adoption […]

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Welcome to our service

A family enters our service when a child or young person (aged 2 up to 18) comes into the care of London Borough of Sutton. The family will include the child, the carer/s and/or parents and the child’s social worker.  When a child or young person comes into care, Sutton Virtual School work with the […]

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Sutton’s Children Looked After have a strong educational year in 2021

We are proud to release our Virtual School Annual Report 2021 final to illustrate the wealth of opportunities and support that the children of Sutton have had over the past.  With continued increases in examination results at KS4, strong destination outcomes continuing and a rich and engaging programme of enrichment and training opportunities, Sutton’s children […]

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All the excitement of the theatre at a relaxed performance

Sutton Virtual School and Mousetrap Theatre Projects are committed to providing inclusive theatre for all and this year Sutton Virtual School were able to support a family to access Mousetrap Theatre Projects yearly relaxed performance of a popular West End Show, Matthew Bourne’s ‘The Nutcracker’ at Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Relaxed performances are adapted performances to […]

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Children new to care

Here is a video for foster carers looking after a young person who is new to care.  It explains how Sutton Virtual School will work in partnership with you to support the young person’s education. Please also read our New to care starter pack to accompany the video and explain the support on offer from […]

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