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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans for the young people of our Borough

Stockton Virtual School

looked after children

Within the Stockton Virtual School pages, you can find the following information:

School Resources - including PEP Part B templates and supporting documents, Governing Body information, Pupil Premium and Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).

Parents, Carers and Young People - advice and guidance for families of Looked After Children.

Guidance, Learning and Useful Links - all available guidance and useful links.

Location - how to find us.


About Stockton Virtual School

Services and schools in Stockton-on-Tees work effectively together to ensure that all Looked After Children and Young People are supported, encouraged and challenged to aim high, to enjoy and to achieve.

Stockton Virtual School aims to improve the academic success and life chances of all Looked After Children and Young People (LACYP) within Stockton-on-Tees by:

  • Reducing barriers to achievement and closing the gap in attainment and achievement with peers
  • Raising self-esteem of LACYP
  • Raising awareness of LACYP and their individual needs within schools
  • Providing needs led comprehensive and equitable education for all LACYP
  • Tracking attainment of all LACYP by cohort within a virtual school environment from 3-19 years
  • Supporting schools to set challenging targets and monitor pupil progress against targets
  • Tracking the movement of LACYP between schools and for an agreed period of time after being removed from being in care
  • Ensuring all LACYP have a PEP appropriate to their needs that is reviewed termly
  • To coordinate services involved with the education of LACYP
  • To develop and disseminate best practice within schools
  • To share information effectively between all parties.


The Virtual School staff structure is made up of key staff across a number of services within the LA, schools and Post 16 establishments to support the strategic and operational work of the school. The Headteacher works collaboratively with all agencies to champion the educational needs of all looked after children and young people.


Key Dates for Schools 2017-18

Designated Teachers Meetings

1 February 2018 and 9 May 2018 - all 3pm at EDC at Stockton Sixth Form College

(N.B. This information may be subject to change - confirmation emails will be sent out prior to each date)