Joining the dots: Virtual School Head Teachers’ and Care Experience Teams’ Network - 2020-2021 Evaluation Report
Author: Dr Leanne McIver
This evaluation report brings together the findings of semi-structured interviews carried out in July/August 2021 with members of Scotland’s Virtual School Head Teachers’ and Care Experience Teams’ Network. The interviews were guided by four focus themes:
- Support and interventions
- Visibility and accessibility
- Capacity building and legacy
Network members who participated in the evaluation reflected on their progress in relation to these themes, described their aspirations for their role, and spoke about the impact of the role on children and young people with care experience.
The findings also revealed how the global COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent public health guidance and restrictions had continued to impact on Network members’ work. Nevertheless, most felt that good progress had been made in relation to the focus themes.
A summary evaluation report which touches upon the key findings is also available to view.