Training for IROs
IROs are valued partners and their challenge of education at Review Meetings and joint working with the Virtual School can lead to improved outcomes for our young people.
The training will outline information around the Pupil Premium Grant, how the Virtual School proposes to work with you going forward and suggestions regarding effective strategies to support the education of adopted children.
Supporting the education of your looked after children - training for social workers, personal advisors and
independent reviewing officers
This course will be both informative and participatory, and aims to share good practice.
The course will create discussion on ways in which we can fulfil our statutory duties and what we learn
from research and statistical data on educational outcomes. It will support participants in the variety of
educational placements there are, their different functions, the different educational pathways they offer,
key staff and what they are bound to offer our children and young people.
The course aims to equip social workers with the tools necessary to be able to interrogate schools as to
whether a child is attaining in accordance with national expectations, their own starting point and whether
they are making adequate progress. In addition, by acquainting social workers with the strategies schools
can and should use to support our CLA, they will be better able to advocate for our children.
There will be time spent on the effective use of the Personal Education Plan so that PEPs are working
documents, targets are SMART and monitored and lead to better outcomes.
It is important that those with responsibility for our children and young people in care understand the
ways in which SEN works, especially when seeking an EHCP.
The course will cover how to source educational provision, including for children with an EHCP and how to