Lambeth Education Support For Children in the Care of the Local Authority
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 November 2016 16:03 Written by Administrator Monday, 30 June 2014 11:23
Under the Children and Families Bill 2014, Local Authorities are required to publish, and keep under review, information about services that they expect to be available for children and young people with disabilities and Special Educational Needs aged 0-25 - the ‘Local Offer’ which is intended to improve choice and transparency for families. It also acts as a resource for professionals in understanding the range of services and provision in Lambeth.
|SCHOOL NAME:||Lambeth Virtual School|
|TYPE OF SCHOOL:||It is not a school in the normal sense but is a team of qualified educationalists within Children’s Social Care, who are responsible for promoting the attainment and progress of children with SEND who are in the care of the local authority – Lambeth. They also have oversight of any children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities ( SEND) in care to other boroughs who may be resident in this borough. These children are called Children Looked After (CLA).|
1 for Early Years - up to Year 5
1 for Year 6 - 10
1 for Year 11 and Post 16
A PEP co-ordinator
A school system and data management officer
In addition there is an educational psychologist who works with the Virtual School for 1 day per week.
Attendance Policy Anti-bullying policy
Available on website?
Neither at present – website is being rebuilt.
|RANGE OF PROVISION:||
The staff of the Virtual School are fully committed to inclusive practice and will always seek in the first instance to secure our looked after children with SEND a school place in mainstream provision. We will attend meetings at the school to ensure that our young people secure all of the support that is recommended in their Statement or EHC plan.
All Virtual School Staff are familiar with, and committed to, the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, Human Rights Act and the Equality Act 2010 and they promote these values in their work.
Proportion of children currently in care with SEND 30 % [June 2016] Of whom 5% are in the Children with Disabilities Team.
|PARENT SUPPORT||Foster Carers and Parents of children subject to a Section 20 Order are supported through:
|OTHER INFORMATION:||The Virtual School also support s children with SEND in the following ways:
|COMPLETED BY||Shelia Mulvenney - Interim Head of Virtual Head|
|Date completed||October 27th, 2016|
|Review required||June 2017|