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Cornwall's Virtual School for Children in Care achieves Healthy School Award

Date: 17th December 2018

Healthy School Award for our Virtual School

We are extremely pleased to announce that a Healthy School Award has been achieved by the Virtual School for Children in Care.  The staff work extremely hard to demonstrate their support for the emotional health and wellbeing of their students, and this underpins all of their work.

The panel of Jane Black (Service Director, Learning and Achievement, Cornwall Council), Brian O’Neill (Public Health Consultant, Cornwall Council), and Cllr Sally Hawken (Portfolio Holder for Children and Wellbeing, Cornwall Council) commented:

"It is great to hear about the fantastic work that is taking place with some of our most vulnerable young people", "the annual celebration for young people is a super event", and "the shared language the staff of the Virtual School are using, alongside TIS practitioners, is a vital stepping stone in young people's education".

Children in care living in Cornwall are celebrating their best ever results for Standard Assessment Tests (SATs), ‘A’ Levels and university places.

Our fantastic Virtual School staff are determined to help children in care to achieve their very best at school and counter the research from the Department for Education which shows that the educational attainment of ‘looked-after’ children is generally much lower.

Those young people may not have had the same advantages in their lives as children who are not in care, but the Virtual School is providing the support they need to have the successful and bright future that they deserve.

Picture shows Virtual School Learning Advisor Devina Savani receiving the Healthy School Award from Jane Black.

The Virtual School receives Healthy School Award