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Useful Information and Resources

In this section you will find lots of information and resources which may support you in your work with children in care or children with a social worker. Please do let us know if there is any other information you would find helpful.

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In this section you will find out more about school admissions in Barnet and key dates. You will also find out more about admissions for children in care.

Attendance matters! Children and young people should have attendance of at least 90%. In this section you can find out more.

In this section you will find information on suspensions and exclusions and links to the latest guidance.

Find out more about special educational needs and where you can find out more information.

All pupils of compulsory school age are entitled to a full-time education. In very exceptional circumstances, where it is in a pupil’s best interests, there may be a need for a temporary part-time timetable to meet their individual needs.Find out more in this section.

 Parents/carers have the right  to educate their children at home. Elective Home Education (EHE) is the term used by the Department for Education (DfE) to describe a parent’s or parents’ decision to provide education for their children at home instead of sending them to school. Find out more in this section.

School transitions are the changes young people go through as they change schools or classes.

Any transition can be challenging for a young person with a social worker, especially if they are in care as they will have already experienced significant change. Find out more here.

Find out the answers to some commonly asked questions.

Find resources and information related to unaccompanied asylum seeking young people.

There are lots of sources of support to help young people choosing a career path. Schools or colleges  should be able to provide advice. There is also lots of support online - see here for more information.

In this section there are links to useful sources of information for professionals

Learning with Tablets

The National Curriculum is followed by all state schools. Find out more about it and key assessment dates.

Learn more about Attachment and how it can affect children and young people. 

Barnet Virtual School has a duty to provide information, advice and guidance for parents/carers and schools regarding education provision for a previously looked after child/young person.

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