October 2019 Issue 49
Welcome to the VSH Update! This edition takes a look at our Foster Carer First approach available via Anspear's nimbl platform. We also preview our upcoming resource Understanding Dyslexia and ask for your contributions.
Relevant guidance and training is essential for foster carers, as it offers the information and skills they need to understand and support children in their care. Our Foster Carer First approach, available via Anspear’s nimbl platform, equips foster carers to support children in two key ways, offering:
This is an ideal way for Virtual Schools to help foster carers with their new responsibilities, and thereby ensure the best outcomes for young people. See here for more information, and get in touch if you are interested in adopting this approach.
Working to accommodate pupils with dyslexia is a vital skill for classroom teachers. Coming soon to our CPD Library is a new publication – 'Understanding Dyslexia' – which will enable teachers to foster a dyslexia-friendly classroom, putting them in the shoes of those struggling with the condition.
We’re also developing three new resources:
If you'd like to find out more about any of these, please do contact us.
Children in care across 104 Virtual Schools are using nimbl resources.Learn more
We always love featuring contributions from our VSH partners. Please do contact us if you would like to offer a mini-article exploring good practice and problem solving for Virtual Schools, or if you would like to contribute to our upcoming VS Toolkit.
To send in a submission or ask a question, please get in touch.