Virtual schools for care-experienced learners in Scotland: Reflections on an emerging concept in a new context

Year: 2024
Topic: Education
Author: Leanna McIver and Michael Bettencourt

This paper offers comparison and reflection on the differences between virtual schools in Scotland and England regarding the education of looked after and care-experienced learners.

Whilst virtual schools in Scotland and England are broadly similar in terms of remit, activity and the barriers they face. Differences relate mainly to legislation and policy, and the ‘levers’ available to support the work. This is a key area for attention in the translation of the role into new contexts.

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