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Children 6-15

When I first came into care I was scared but they made me feel safe at home and I felt part of their family. You might find it difficult to fit in but you will and people will understand if you don’t like it.

Education

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Education is important for everyone. It’s the key to unlocking a successful future and achieving our dreams.

  • Children and young people in care may have missed periods of their education
  • Those in care often find it difficult to concentrate and work hard in school because of the other things that are going on in their lives.

It so important that there are people who understand some of the educational difficulties that children in care go through and are able to support you, your parents and carers, and your school to make the most of every opportunity to learn, make good progress and gain qualifications.

Bromley Virtual School

The Bromley Virtual School doesn’t have a building but it does have a Head Teacher, Helen Priest, as well as teaching staff who monitor your attendance, make sure you have access to everything you need to support your learning and that you are reaching your academic targets – even though you are in your regular school.

What we do

  • Starting when you are three, we make sure that you are in the right early years setting and then support your carers to get you into the right school. 
  • We make sure you get to the secondary school of your choice and that you are attending and making good progress. 
  • We make sure that you have Personal Education Plan (hyper link) (PEP) meeting twice a year.  In the meeting you will get a chance to talk about what you want to achieve in school and what you would like to do when the time comes for you to leave school. If you need anything special to help you achieve those dreams and goals, it will be discussed and recorded in the PEP meeting and the Virtual School will do its best to make it happen. 
  • We will continue to support children and young people with their education for as long as they need it, right up to the age of 24 if they are at university.

For more information about what a personal education plan is please click here to view PDF

Useful websites:

email: LinCC@bromley.gov.uk

call: 020 8461 7869