Attachment Awareness Works - Successful Practice in Schools

Wednesday 28th November saw the 2018 Leicestershire VS conference take place at the NSPCC National training Centre.

Recently published statutory guidance on mental health and behaviour in schools, guidance on the duties of the designated teacher and forthcoming changes to the Ofsted school inspection framework mean that greater focus will need to be put on the wider outcomes that children achieve. This conference highlighted the barriers children face, the practices that work and the positive outcomes they achieve for all children, not just looked after.

Delegates were left inspired, enthused and eager to look at their own schools’ policies and practice, with many schools consequently requesting Virtual School training to assist them in their journey to become attachment and trauma aware schools.  

The keynote speaker was Stuart Guest, a head teacher from Birmingham and additional presentations were delivered by Bosworth Academy, Professor Judy Sebba OBE (Rees Centre, University of Oxford) and Emma Marfleet and Sarah Patel the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Speech and Language Therapy Team.

Leicestershire Matters

We're pleased to announce the Leicester City Council and Leicestershire Council's Careers Fair.

On Sunday 2nd October Curve Theatre in Leicester hosted a hugely successful presentation event for the My Books, My Story project.

Following the success of the "My Books, My Story" Highcross exhibition, the work of our young people has gone virtual.

The Early Years Foundation Stage is a a busy time in a child's development.

The Virtual School's Year of Reading has come to a close after 12 months of highlighting the joy of reading to our children in care.

The creative writing competition for Children in Care and Care Leavers aged 4-25 is now open!