Dudley Virtual School are delivering Literacy support for our Children in Care, these interventions are available at home.
Letterbox Club books
Each child receives their own colourful parcel of books, maths games and stationery once every month for six months, from May to October. For many children, it's the first time they have had a letter or a parcel through the post and for some it's the first time they have had books of their own. For more details see Letterbox Club books
Storytime is one of the UK’s leading Kids magazines the magazines are delivered monthly, all year round, for all children in year 3 – 6. Storytime is a beautiful, fully illustrated magazine that is full of short stories, poems, and word games for children to explore.
Each Storytime magazine comes with five classic stories, one or two poems and sections such as Favourite Fairy Tales Around the World Tales Poems and Rhymes Myths and Legends Storyteller’s Corner Playbox, this includes puzzles, games and activities. The magazine caters for a spread of ages and abilities, they are a perfect opportunity to read to your children. Please contact your education advisor for more information.
The Virtual School Artslink is a programme in partnership with the West Midlands Virtual Schools Children in Care Foundation (WMCiCFoundation). This is supported by Arts Connect through their Partnership Investment Programme.
This Arts offer aims to ensure that all care experienced children and young people linked to a Virtual School in the West Midlands are able to access high-quality arts and cultural experiences. This includes both live activities and an extensive online offer to get arts and creativity happening at home.
Children and young people in care across the borough and the West Midlands region are encouraged to take part in out of school activities to help build personal and social skills, raise educational achievement and improve life chances. The Virtual School team have a dedicated Arts Ambassador who leads on Arts and Culture activities and events for our children in care.
The Cultural Entitlement offer has been integrated into the Personal Education plan to support our children and young people to extend their experiences. This will also help the Virtual School to plan and create activities and events based on the young persons interests and experiences.
The Virtual School Sports link offer is a programme also in partnership with the WMCiC Foundation. This programme is designed to complement and enhance the sporting activities offered in a CiC own educational setting or the local community in which they reside.