Virtual school for teachers

Imagine that every looked after child and young person in Blackpool attends the same school - we call this the Virtual School.

The Virtual School acts as a local authority champion to bring about improvements in the education of looked after children and young care leavers, promoting the educational achievement as if they were in a single school.

Responsibilities

The staff of the Virtual School are responsible for monitoring (though not providing) their education including attendance , attainment and progress.

Virtual school contacts

Head of Virtual School

Jane Fallon
Email: jane.fallon@blackpool.gov.uk
Telephone: 01253 476289 or 07585209690

Education officer for LAC

Gemma Newton
Email: gemma.newton@blackpool.gov.uk
Telephone: 01253 477027 or 07917394590

Pupil achievement support officer (Secondary)

Hayley Topselvi
Email: hayley.topselvi@blackpool.gov.uk
Telephone 01253 477027 or 07469415018

Pupil achievement support officer (Primary)

Patrick O’Donnell
Email: patrick.odonnell@blackpool.gov.uk
Telephone: 01253 477027 or 07917424438

Virtual school administrator

Elaine Shotliff
Email Address: elaine.shotliff@blackpool.gov.uk
Telephone : 01253 476252