The Virtual School supports children to do their very best at school by making sure that they all receive suitable education and feel safe to learn.
The Virtual School Headteacher is Jane Walker.
The Virtual School acting Deputy Headteacher is Tara Prescott.
The ESLAC Team Manager is Toni McGuire.
The local authority has a duty to identify and engage with pupils who are not receiving their
entitlement to full time education. Full time education is defined as 25 hours per week for 39
weeks per year. These pupils are either at risk of missing out on or are missing out on full
time education. The Education Welfare team delivers this service for Northumberland local authority.
Our arrangements have been developed in partnership with the NSSP and enable us to establish the identities of children in our area who are not on roll at a school and who are not receiving suitable education otherwise than at a school. The agreed procedures include measures to prevent children at risk of becoming missing from education.
Northumberland Local Authority can demonstrate that the statutory guidance regarding children missing from education is followed.
The Lead Education Welfare Officer (LEWO), Dawn Westerby, is the ‘named person’ for Children Missing from Education (CME).
Northumberland's arrangements can be downloaded here:
For further advice or guidance please contact Education Welfare 01670 622800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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