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Virtual School

Who are we? The Virtual School is a small, joint agency, countywide team of specialist staff from education and social care set up in 2001 to improve the educational achievement and experience of Buckinghamshire’s children in care. Trauma webinars delivered by Louise Bomber These three webinars are packed with practical strategies to reduce the trauma experienced by young people (and ourselves) during the current crisis and beyond. View the webinars Guidelines for Looked After Children The Virt…

Vocational Guidance Project

Right Choice Right Move is an Erasmus+ project joining BCC, Yalova, Wycombe Youth Action and Bucks College Group, to develop the knowledge and skills of young people who are preparing to leave school, so that they can make sound career choices for the future. Sound and informed career guidance preparing young people to work not only in their home country but also across Europe is vital. The project also aimed to engage disaffected young people and develop their ability to make informed decision…

Volunteers

Use of agency and third party staff. Schools should obtain written notification from any agency or third party organisation used that they have carried out all required checks. Template Letter of Assurance Contractors Schools should ensure that any contractor, or any employee of the contractor, who is to work at the school, has been subject to the appropriate level of DBS check (where that is necessary or appropriate) and that adequate supervision is in place whilst on the premises. DBS Checks…

Vulnerable Children's Project

This project aims to explore in further detail the local and national issue of closing attainment gaps for specific groups of pupils. Whether the language that we have used for raising the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils has been one of ‘closing the gap’ or ‘diminishing difference’, the issue has been prominent in society at large and also within Buckinghamshire for as long as any of us can recall.

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