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We will be doing maintenance to our website systems on Sunday, 31 January. Despite the ongoing situation with Covid-19 it is essential that we maintain the security of our systems. This will help us continue to deliver vital public health messages and information about council services via our website and allow you all to access our services using online forms.
The work should be done with little disruption to you and any interruption should be short. If you do have problems accessing the site or something doesn’t work on Sunday, please try again later.
The Personal Education Plan (PEP) is the statutory tool to ensure that all professionals are actively prioritising the education of the young person, carefully tracking progress and supporting the young person to achieve and to be aspirational.
As you will be aware it is the statutory responsibility of the Virtual School to monitor the attainment and attendance of Bradford’s Looked After Children. We collect termly attainment data electronically from schools
where we have children looked after. Please click here for Instructions for inputting attainment data for CLA into Bradford
Additional Funds Request Form- This form is for applying to the Virtual School for funding following a conversation with your Virtual
School Links In order to access additional funding, (over and above the Pupil Premium Plus allocation) the school would need to demonstrate that monies have been spent appropriately for the CLA.
Looked After Children: The Designated Teachers’s Annual Report to Governors
Please be aware, it is a statutory requirement for schools to present an annual report to governors on provision for its Looked After Children.
Your report should include the following:
Numbers of LAC and progress made by Looked After Children in your school
Overview of provision at your school
A case study of a Looked After Child highlighting progress since starting school or going into care and his/her social and emotional well-being
PEP update – numbers completed and range of professionals involved
Income from PPP+, outcomes and impact on attainment through targeted intervention
Fixed- term exclusions, if any. Actions taken to address issues and minimise further exclusions for LAC
Any CPD events attended.
Please see an
example of an annual report for your information and reference
For further information please contact any member of the Virtual School Team.
MENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION FOR DESIGNATED TEACHERS AND STAFF WORKING WITH CHILDREN LOOKED AFTER
The importance of good, targeted, practical welfare training for front line staff across institutions on mental health is crucial to ensure the right support is given to the young person.
For further information visit
Mental Health Champions in Bradford Schools
Online free counselling service – please see link below
Assembly presentations on anxiety and resilience
Anxiety for Primary Schools
Anxiety for Secondary Schools
Resilience for Primary Schools
Resilience for Secondary Schools
Ofsted INSPECTION PREPARATION
We have attached a proforma to assist your school on preparation for a monitoring visit/Ofsted inspection. Please personalise the proforma to your own school context and the document should be used as a prompt for discussion only.
SUPPORTING SUCCESSFUL TRANSITIONS
The Educational Psychology Team have produced a leaflet to support successful transitions for Children and Young people.
was originally intended to support phase transition during a period of school closure.
Whilst it appears that some children may now be returning to school before the summer, the advice will serve to remind and reassure staff about managing transitions at this time. Although the circumstances may be different this year, the underlying principles
and psychology remain the same and schools are well versed in managing this.
The leaflet offers a reminder about first principles and makes some additional suggestions linked to the period of school closure.
The advice is equally applicable to children returning to school following the period of closure.
New PEP Process from February 2022 - Guidance for Social Workers
Promoting the Education of Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children - February 2018
The Designated Teacher of Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children - February 2018
Bradford Virtual School Information and Advice re Previously Looked After Children - May 2018
PowerPoint Presentation for Designated Teacher Networks - Summer 2018
2020 Transition Recovery and Learning (Primary)
2020 Transition Recovery and Learning (Secondary)
Post 16 Providers
Healthy Minds Resources and Services for Children and Young People
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