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What is a virtual school?
Luton's virtual school is a service provided by dedicated professionals within the People directorate, whose work is to promote and coordinate educational support for looked after children and care leavers.
It is not a physical school but it brings together educational information about each young person as if they were in a single school so that:
progress can be tracked
support can be identified and offered
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The team works with the other professionals to ensure that young people in care to Luton have the opportunities to reach their potential within their place of learning. These include:
The personal education plan (PEP) helps to focus everyone involved to provide support for the young person and to identify any gaps which need attention.
Open the tabs below to find out about each role in the team.
Virtual school head
Sandy Hamilton-Clarke and Mandy Chancellor
Advisory education support workers
Veronica Milton and Tracy Jordan
Senior admin and PEP coordinator
Graham Tarling and Suchma Malhi
Senior education psychologist
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Statutory guidance for local authorities
The Department for Education has issued statutory guidance for local authorities about promoting the education of looked after children and previously looked after children.
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