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Information for Social Workers and Designated Teachers

Attendance

From September 2019 Cornwall Virtual School has made the bold decision to bring attendance monitoring in house for NCY 0 – NCY 11.

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Please forward a student attendance registration certificate to us by email by 14:00 every Friday.

Use of attendance marks C,B, O and I

Please choose a code of C, B, O or I, and let us know why you chose this code.

From September 2017 the Virtual School moved to an electronic, web-based PEP system with Welfare Call.

The ePEP system is a secure website and only people authorised by Cornwall Virtual School can use it. The system is available 24/7 on any devise.

Each section of the PEP is colour coded to identify who should complete them. After the meeting, the PEP is quality assessed by a senior member of our team.

One of the main benefits of the system is its capacity to hold information and generate reports. This allows us to assess the education and interventions in place for our children in care. It is also via this process that schools can access pupil premium plus to support their children. Further detail about Pupil Premium Plus is in the CVS PEP guidance in the link below.

If you would like to complete the My PEP documents in place of the Pupil View ePEP template please access these from the link.

If you have any queries relating to the PEP process please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Nation, PEP Coordinator at sarah.nation@cornwall.gov.uk

 

Designated Teachers

The designated teacher should be the main person who helps school staff understand Children in Care. 

Statutory guidance about looked-after and previously looked-after children is available:

Designated Teacher role and training opportunities

Are you a designated teacher and want more information about your role? Please visit our pages within School Messenger (log in required). 

For training and development opportunities, please visit our training pages. These are also within School Messenger (log in required). 

Exclusions

In the event of exclusion please submit an exclusion form and a risk assessment.

 

Unauthorised absences

Due to the vulnerability of our Children in Care, please let us know of unauthorised absences by Midday on the day of the absence. This is in order for us to contact the relevant Social Worker.

Security of information

Please consider using an encryption service (for example Egress) or setting a password to securely send your attendance data to us. If you intend to use a password on all your documents relating to attendance please advise us of what it is in a separate email.

Please consider using an encryption service (for example Egress) or setting a password to securely send your attendance data to us. If you intend to use a password on all your documents relating to attendance please let us know it is in a separate email.

Our attendance officer, Lauren Hufford is available Monday – Wednesday. Please contact the Virtual School on 01872 323565 outside of these days.