We provide training for designated teachers and other professionals each year.
Spring term 2019
Secondary Schools- 28th February 2019
Primary and Special Schools- 6th March 2019
Please email completed forms to Virtual School - Virtual.email@example.com
National Association of Virtual School Heads (NAVSH) has advertised the following Postgraduate/Masters courses
A flexible, part-time programme for busy professionals interested in the education of children in care and children adopted from care. Teaching will take place online and at convenient locations in London and Manchester, supported by online tutorials and resources.
Attachment Aware Certification Process
Our Attachment Aware Schools training programme that has been developed with the Educational Psychology Service and was launched in May 2016.
Please see our Attachment page for further information
Date for your diary: Essex Virtual School Conference-Mental Health 10th July 2019. Details coming soon.
We hosted our 3rd Aspire to Achieve Conference on 31 January 2017. Please use the drop down menus to view further information:
Aspire to Achieve Conference 2017
The Essex Virtual School hosted its third conference on 31 January 2017. Over 250 professionals met over a series of presentations and workshops to cover these objectives:
Key Speaker Bios
- Raising attainment and accelerating progress by removing barriers to learning
- Support school leadership to enhance a shared objective of improving life chances
The conference was opened by Clare Kershaw, Director of Education. Cathryn Adams, Virtual School Head challenged the audience to step up and be that teacher/professional that children will remember as believing in them.
Two schools shared their experience of "Getting it Right" for Children in Care:
Ric Waters presented his experience of his childhood in care as "A boy called Ric" which included engaging the audience in a rap.
After lunch, Steve Whitfield talked about the work of Bruce Perry from the Trauma Academy, Texas, USA.
There were 6 workshops:
There were 6 market stalls and these were:
- Virtual School Helpdesk
- Essex Music Service
- Post Adoption Support Team
- Worth Publishing Book Stall
- Independent Officer Review Service
- Special Guardianship Order Support Team
Conference 2017 Survey Feedback
Many thank for the feedback we received from the survey. A summary
has been produced and we will reflect on the comments made when we prepare future events.
Aspire to Achieve 2016 Resources
Children in Care Council: training for professionals
Compressed (zipped) file of all presentations in PowerPoint format. (15mb)
Case Studies and Effective Programmes for raising attainment
We heard two case studies from schools:
Essex Youth Services