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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

Autumn Training Dates

  • Foster Carer and Supervising Social Worker Conference: Positive Transitions: Supporting academic success through enhancing school belonging: Wednesday 23rd September, 9.30am-11.30am.
  • The Role of the Designated Teacher for Looked After and Previously Looked After Children - For New and Experienced DTs, Wednesday 30th September, 9.15 am-12.15pm.
  • Designated Teachers Conference: Supporting the emotional and academic development of looked after children in the context of ‘the new normal’, Pt.1: Tuesday 13th October and Pt.2 Wednesday 14th October, both at 9.30am-11.30am.
  • Designated Teacher Forums for Looked After Children Network Meeting, Thursday 22nd October, Thursday 19th November & Thursday 26th November, 4-5.30pm.
  • Supporting the education of your looked after children - training for social workers, personal advisors and independent reviewing officers, Wednesday 4th November, 9.30am-11.30am.
    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