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Supporting better outcomes for care experienced children

Thirty-five primary teacher training students at Leeds Trinity University recently benefited from a guest lecture about the education of care experienced children.

Jancis Andrew, Head of the Virtual School for Children Looked After at Leeds City Council, aimed to develop an understanding of how the students can play a part in transforming the learning experience of children in care so they can achieve their educational potential.

The talk, which also helped the Council to deliver on its corporate parenting promise and its statutory duties, was organised in partnership with Go Higher West Yorkshire. It is hoped that further lectures will be held to support better outcomes for children looked after.

Jancis said: “This is an example of how our higher education partners can add real value to the work of the Virtual School, the local authority, the schools where these students will go on to teach and, ultimately, to children and young people who have experienced care.”