Joining the Dots: Virtual School Head Teachers' and Care Experience Teams' Network 2020-2021 Evaluation Report

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Abstract

While the Virtual School Head Teacher (VSHT) role is statutory in England, an increasing number of local authorities in Scotland have chosen to allocate funding to the development of this role, or of a Care Experience Team (CET) with a similar remit for the education of children and young people with care experience. The Virtual School Head Teachers and Care Experience Teams Network ('the Network') is hosted by CELCIS, with the aim of supporting and connecting colleagues in these developing roles in Scottish local authorities. This evaluation report follows the interim evaluation report, published in March 2021, which focused on the early development of the Network, and of its members' roles. A further phase of evaluation, involving semi-structured interviews with Network members, was carried out in July/August 2021, and the findings from those interviews are presented here. The interviews were, in the main, guided by four focus themes, which emerged from the May 2019 Network meeting and describe members' aspirations for their role
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Number of pages41
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2021

Keywords

  • virtual
  • school head teachers
  • care experience team (CET)
  • network
  • evaluation report
  • virtual school head teacher (VSHT)

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