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Achieving for Children
AfC Virtual School

Virtual School for the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
& the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Welcome to AfC Virtual School

AfC Virtual School supports the education of all children looked after who come into care in the boroughs of Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead and all those who have been previously looked after.

Virtual schools exist nationally to champion the education of children in care and previously looked after children and support a wide range of partners. Virtual school headteachers are responsible for ensuring that the educational achievement of children looked after and previously looked after children is seen as a priority by everyone who has responsibility for promoting their welfare.

AfC Virtual School monitors the educational progress of all Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead children in care whether they attend schools in or out of borough, as if they were attending a single school.

Training and Events

AfC VS Summer 2021 Virtual Training Dates

Designated Teacher Forums for Looked After Children, 4-5.30pm:

  • Thursday 29th April: Person Centered Planning Approaches to Supporting Children and Young People.
  • Thursday 20th May: Working Effectively with Parents and Carers.
  • Tuesday 8th June: Attachment Aware Transitions, Goodbyes and Endings.

Foster Carer and Supervising Social Worker Conference: Promoting Learning as a Tool for Life on Wednesday 5th May, 10am-2pm.

Social Workers, Personal Advisors and Independent Reviewing Officers Conference

  • Understanding SEN Support and processes, Promoting Re-engagement with Education and Mentoring to Support Positive Change on Wednesday 23rd June, 9am-12pm.


  • Foster Carers: Supporting Transition Primary to Secondary on 11th June, 18th, June, 25th June and 2nd July all at 11-12pm.
  • Foster Carers: Supporting Transition Year 11 to Year 12 on 11th June at 12-1pm.
  • Designated Teachers Training Sessions: Supporting Transition Year 11 to Year 12 on 11th May, 4-5pm or 12th May, 9.30-10.30am.
  • Designated Teachers Training Sessions: Supporting Primary to Secondary Transition on 21st June,12-1pm, 29th June, 4-5pm or 7th July, 9-10am.
    London Borough of Richmond

    London Borough of Richmond

    91 Queens Road, Twickenham, TW1 4EU

    Royal Borough of Kingston

    Royal Borough of Kingston

    Guildhall 2, High Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1EU

    Royal Borough Of Windsor & Maidenhead

    Royal Borough Of Windsor & Maidenhead

    Town Hall, Saint Ives Road, Maidenhead SL6 1RF