Virtual School

The Virtual School are committed to achieving the best possible educational outcomes for Worcestershire’s looked after children.

Virtual School

The Virtual School monitors the educational outcomes for Looked After Children and works closely with other professionals, together with parents and carers, to ensure that children receive the best education possible and get the support they need.

How does the Virtual School team support schools and settings?

  • We can work directly with children and young people, providing academic and learning support, or emotional and behavioural interventions.
  • We provide practical support and advice, and work closely with children,young people and their carers, and the professional network around the child including pre-school settings and nurseries, schools, colleges, social care and health colleagues.
  • We also support during educational placement transitions.
  • We facilitate and chair the Personal Education Plan meetings for all looked after children being educated within Worcestershire.

The Virtual School team includes staff from a range of services working together to promote and support the education of all Worcestershire’s Looked After Children We offer bespoke packages of support to children and young people from the early years up to the age of 18.


We provide bespoke training packages that include:

  • Raising awareness of the needs of looked after children
  • Attachment
  • Relationship Based Play


Contact the Virtual School: 

01905 678149

Anne Griffin – Education Co-ordinator – Education support

Vacancy - Covering Evesham, Malvern, Pershore, Upton on Severn and Bromsgrove

Mary Jenkins & Wendy Robins – PEP Co-ordinator – Covering Bewdley, Hagley, Kidderminster and Stourport &

Fiona Eades – PEP Co-ordinator – Covering Droitwich, Martley, Tenbury and Worcester

Samantha Purser - PEP Co-ordinator - Maternity Cover for Fiona Eades - Covering Droitwich, Martley, Tenbury and Worcester

Jill Peplow – PEP Co-ordinator – Covering Catshill, Redditch, Rubery and Wythall


To discuss pupil premium plus, contact:

Gwen Fennell – Virtual School Head (strategic overview) –



Virtual School Overview

Information for Social Care Practitioners

Virtual School Document Library

Virtual School Contact List

Who to contact if you have a school issue for a looked after child

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