Virtual School - Children in Care Training

The following courses are currently available from the Virtual School.

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  • VS1:  Designated Teacher Networks
  • VS2:  Induction session on the statutory role of the designated teacher for Children in Care
  • VS3:  The National Nurturing Schools Programme - Cornwall Launch

You can find out more details and book online at  Search for 'Children in Care' in the subject area.

ePEP training – course code VS4

  • Wednesday 22 November at Heartlands, Pool (9 - 11 am, 12 noon – 2 pm or 3 - 5 pm) or
  • Thursday 23 November at the Adventure Learning Centre, Launceston College (9 - 11 am, 12 noon – 2 pm or 3 - 5 pm)

Mandatory training on the new ePEP system.

Designated Teacher Autumn Networks – course code VS1

  • Friday 24 November, St Erme Community Centre, 9.30 am – 12.00 noon or
  • Monday 27 November, Heartlands, Pool, 9.30 am – 12.00 noon

A practical working session with updates from the local authority.  What makes an effective Designated Teacher?

To book a place on any of the above training sessions please go to

National Nurturing Schools Programme

In addition, if there is enough interest, we are hoping to rebook the launch of the National Nurturing Schools Programme. This Programme supports schools to develop and embed a whole school nurturing culture, enhancing teaching and learning and promoting healthy outcomes for children and young people by focusing on emotional needs and development alongside academic learning. Schools may choose to go on to gain recognition for achieving a higher level of nurturing provision by achieving The National Nurturing School Award – assessed and awarded by the National Nurture Group Network. You can express your interest as above (course code VS3).