Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted)
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Tackling educational disadvantage for children in care

The gap between the educational achievement of children in care and their peers continues to widen. An Ofsted report published yesterday explores the impact virtual schools have on tackling the educational progress of these children.

Virtual schools are established by many local authorities and work with looked after children across their catchment as if they were in one school, liaising with the schools they attend, tracking the progress they make and supporting them to achieve as well as possible.

The impact of virtual schools on the educational progress of looked after children report explores the impact of virtual schools in nine local authorities, examining cases and looking at the effectiveness of education support for children in care.

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