Birmingham Virtual School's training

Birmingham Virtual School offer training and network meetings to a wide range of professionals including:

  • Designated teachers and those supporting the role
  • Designated teachers for previously looked after children
  • Social workers
  • Foster carers
  • Adoptive parents
  • Special guardians
  • Residential Home staff
  • Early Years staff
  • Post 16 provision staff
  • IROs

We have developed various webinars, which have been well received by both designated teachers and social workers.

We are also developing further webinars including:

  • The new ePEP
  • Post LAC DT role and responsibilities
  • The adolescent brain
  • Supporting emotional regulation in primary schools
  • Supporting literacy
  • Supporting newly arrived young people
  • Education basics for social workers

Designated teachers

Our informative training is delivered in 4, hour-long twilight webinars, which we deliver at least twice a year.  

These will be highly useful to any new designated teacher, and those supporting the role.

Some of these sessions could also be a great refresher for those who are already established in the role.  The next series starts on 23 April 2024 for four Tuesdays, from 4pm - 5pm.

Summer 2024

  • Tuesday 23 April 2024: For new DTs - Being in care
  • Tuesday 30 April 2024: For new DTs - Role of the designated teacher
  • Tuesday 7 May 2024: For new DTs - Personal education plan (PEPs) and Pupil Premium Plus (PPP)
  • Tuesday 14 May 2024: For new DTs - Practical use of the ePEP system

For further details and to book a place

Social workers

A webinar around PEPs and PPP will next be delivered later on in the autumn term. Visit the ePEP noticeboard for updates.

Bespoke training

We can deliver bespoke training for schools via twilight sessions or staff meetings. 

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Page last updated: 15 May 2024

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