On 1st September all Virtual Schools in England received new duties related to Children with a Social Worker. At Sutton Virtual School we are so excited about the opportunity to work with this group of young people in addition to the work we do to support Children Looked After and Previously Looked After and improve to educational outcomes.
We are pleased to announce that we have appointed Sara Martin to role of Virtual School Deputy Headteacher to lead the strategic development related to the new responsibilities and have also appointed Beverley Noble, who is a social worker already working in schools to help further strength the links between education and social care. We have also consulted widely with schools and local multi-agency partners about the needs and gaps for Children with a Social Worker and are looking to soon launch a tangible offer of support that schools and social workers will be able to access to support our young people.
If you wish to find out more please visit our website https://www.cognus.org.uk/suttonvirtualschool/schools/supporting-children-with-a-social-worker/