Virtual School Head teachers (FOI)
Virtual School Head teachers (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 17 December 2020.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Who is the present Virtual School Head teacher?
When did they move into this post (month and Year)
What resources do they have at their disposal and what training make them qualified to do the job?
What robust procedures are in place to ensure that "Children Looked After" (CLA) pupils all have access to and receive a high quality education?
Please provide evidence of attainment gap between CLA and the rest of school population for last three years
Do CLA children, taught off island have their data included in Jersey attainment stats?
What is their attainment as a percentage of the group, in respect of GCSE (including and excluding Maths and English Language)?
A to C
There is no Virtual Head teacher in Jersey. Funding has been agreed to recruit to a Virtual Head teacher and a Virtual Assistant Head teacher role. Job descriptions are attached below:
Virtual School Head Teacher
Virtual School Assistant Head Teacher
The engagement, attendance, progress, attainment and destinations of Children Looked After are monitored through each Child’s Personal Education Plan (PEP). Performance is captured and reported through Welfare Call, a specialist information management system designed for this purpose. High priority PEP Meetings are attended by Senior Members of the Inclusion Service and School Improvement and Advisory Service. Training and coaching has been provided to both social work staff and schools. Weekly multi agency meetings allow staff, particularly Children’s Social Care and Inclusion Service staff to consider systems, practice, strategic and case management issues together. The education of Children Looked After is reported upon regularly to the Looked After Children’s Partnership Board.
CLA GCSE Pass Rate*
Jersey GCSE Pass Rate*
|2017||78.6% ||98.7% |
*Pass rate is Grade G/1 or above
Children Looked After who are being educated off Island are not included in the overall published Jersey exam results.
The following data has been merged for the last four years as due to the small number of Children Looked After the information is considered disclosive. Article 25 (Personal Information) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied to this part of the request.
Number of CLA Pupils*
Number achieved GCSE 5 A*- C
Number achieved GCSE 5 A*- C incl. English and Maths
% achieved GCSE 5 A*- C
% achieved GCSE 5 A*- C incl. English and Maths
|2017 to 2020||29||5||5||17%||17%|
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