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E-cigarettes are becoming a concern for many schools locally. They can be difficult to spot as they come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and flavours. It is vital that education professionals understand the risks associated with e-cigarettes. This guide provides information that will be useful and help you when guiding young people to make informed decisions. What are E-cigarettes? E-cigarettes are also known as e-cigs, vape pens, vapes, vape sticks, personal vaporisers, mods, tanks, an…

Virtual School

About us Who are we? The Virtual School is a small, joint agency, countywide team of specialist staff from education and social care set up in 2001 to improve the educational achievement and experience of Buckinghamshire’s children in care. The Virtual School has a new extended duty to all children known to social care, since September 2021. This is a strategic role with the aim of developing partnership working to support improved outcomes for children with social workers. Read mor…

Virtual school training

Why we offer training: Buckinghamshire Virtual School offers training for schools alongside our partners in the local authority. We aim to provide schools with an understanding of some of the main challenges faced by vulnerable children and their families, while suggesting some practical strategies to support this cohort. The Virtual School recognises that schools are a safe a haven for our vulnerable pupils. We aim to provide training, advice and guidance which will benefit all pupils on ro…

Vision Impairment

Support for children with a Vision Impairment The team of Specialist Teachers and Specialist Support Assistants work with Children and Young People 0 to 25 years with or without Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) in homes, mainstream schools (maintained and academies), some non-maintained nurseries, some specialist provision and in some colleges. Who the service provides for The team support children, young people and their families. Support is provided for childre…

Vision Impairment Team

Part of the iSEND Service, the Vision Impairment (VI) team consists of Specialist Teachers and Specialist Assistants dedicated to fostering the educational growth and personal development of children and young people (CYP) with vision impairment (VI). The team offers primarily an advisory service and work term time only. What does the team do According to need, the Team will: conduct assessments, offer support and provide direct instruction to visually impaired students offer…


Use of agency and third-party staff. Schools should obtain written notification from any agency or third-party organisation hired that they have carried out all required checks. Contractors Schools should ensure that any contractor or any employee of the contractor, who is to work at the school has: been subject to the appropriate level of DBS check (where that is necessary or appropriate) adequate supervision is in place whilst on the premises View our information about DB…

Vulnerable Points Workshop

Marva Rollins led a workshop to address meeting the needs of vulnerable students. Resources Meeting the needs of vulnerable students (Download) Tackling disadvantages during Covid briefing (Download) Recognising the strengths within disadvantaged communities (Download)

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