Virtual School

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


To discuss your requirements email: or call: 01905 678149

Gwen Fennell – Virtual School Head – Strategic overview

Anne Griffin – Education Co-ordinator – Education support

Alison Clifford – PEP Co-ordinator - Covering Evesham, Malvern, Pershore and Upton on Severn

Katie Askew – PEP Co-ordinator – Covering Bewdley, Hagley, Kidderminster and Stourport

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

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


To discuss pupil premium plus, email:

Virtual School Head Teacher – Gwen Fennell –



  • Worcestershire Virtual School for Looked After Children

    Information for foster-carers, schools and settings, designated teachers and any professional working with children placed in the care of the Local Authority

  • Virtual School Contact List

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

  • Support and Care for Children in Worcestershire

    For further information on Children's Social Care visit Worcestershire County Council Support and Care for Children webpage

    For information
  • Virtual School Overview

    Information for Social Care Practitioners

  • LAC Attendance Action Plan


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