We aim to ensure that all children looked after gain swift access to appropriate educational provision, are well supported to make good progress and participate in activities and gain the skills and qualifications needed to make a successful transition to adult life. We support children from the Early Years to Higher Education.
We have very strong links with designated teachers in schools across Cumbria and also work with carers, social workers and other relevant partners to ensure that all children looked after access education and receive the additional support they need to achieve well in school.
Virtual School Head
The Virtual Head provides strategic leadership for the Virtual School, acts as a champion for children looked after, monitors their progress as if they attended single school and ensures appropriate provision is in place.
Looked After Children Inclusion Officers
The Inclusion Officers work to improve the attendance and reduce exclusions of children looked after where this is an issue and to support key transitions.
Looked After Children Achievement Teachers
The Achievement Teachers track and monitor the progress of individual children through a bi-annual visit. The meeting is used to track progress, proactively support planning and intervention and provide advice re the learning needs of individual children.
In addition, either the Inclusion Officer or the Achievement Teacher may provide short term and task centred intervention with individual children looked after.
Regular training is provided via bi-annual PEP training and DT Forum meetings in each district as well as bespoke training packages for individual schools.
|Penny Crudge||Virtual School Headfirstname.lastname@example.org||07966 649158|
|Fraser Livesey||Children Looked After Inclusion Officeremail@example.com||07971 446143|
|Paula Nixon||Children Looked After Inclusion Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org||07968 545555|
|Kyla Hope||Children Looked After Inclusion Officeremail@example.com||07884 476347|
|Abigail Clarke||Children Looked After Inclusion Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org||07867 160358|
|Diane McSharry||Children Looked After Achievement Teacheremail@example.com||07887 501642|
|Trina Charnley-Monk||Children Looked After Achievement Teacherfirstname.lastname@example.org||07747 763353|
|Phil Askew||Children Looked After Achievement Teacheremail@example.com||07771 982032|
|Edward Strong||Children Looked After Achievement Teacherfirstname.lastname@example.org||07827 982322|
|Gillian Spark||Business Support Administratoremail@example.com||01228 226126|
|Claire Bather||Business Support Administratorfirstname.lastname@example.org||01228 226859|
|Jacquie Cullen||Business Support Administratoremail@example.com||01539 713501|