• Virtual schools: beware 'mission creep'

    Guidance for virtual school heads was updated recently to expand their statutory duties to include previously looked-after children. Sally Kelly welcomes the changes, but warns of mission creep and funding shortfalls I have been a virtual school head (VSH) for seven years now. This revelation used to draw strange looks, but most people, especially in

    5.00 Apr. 22nd, 2018 | Opinion

  • Teachers for pupils in care must have 'trauma' training

    Schools must appoint and train a member of staff to spot the mental health needs of pupils who have been in the care system, according to new statutory guidance. Under the new rules, school governors must ensure they have a “designated teacher” trained to “understand trauma and attachment” issues, as well as spot special educational

    5.00 Mar. 10th, 2018 | News