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Training and support

Bedford Borough Virtual School has a responsibility to train and educate key professionals around how to support and enhance the academic progress of children in care:

These professionals include:

  • Social Workers
  • Foster Carers
  • Schools (including governors)

Training will include information about the Virtual School in general, school admission arrangements; special educational needs; understanding attachment and trauma disorder; attendance and exclusions; homework; choosing GCSE options; managing any challenging behaviour in relation to education settings; promoting positive educational and recreational activities and supporting children to be aspirational for their future education; and training and employment.

Providing this training will ensure that the Virtual School are playing their part in fully equipping the team around the child with the skills and knowledge they need to carry out their roles and responsibilities effectively.

For more information about training provided by the Virtual School please email