Training and events

At the Virtual School we are keen to support our social care colleagues, education colleagues, and parents, carers, and special guardians in the amazing work that you do to improve educational outcomes for children and young people.

We create and deliver training and events to enable you to better support the needs of those you are working with.

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We highly recommend the following free Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Online Training funded by the Home Office Early Intervention Fund.

Education colleagues

There is a wide range of professional support available to colleagues in settings and schools including training from the educational psychology team, support groups for setting and school staff, designated teacher briefings, and our virtual reality trauma awareness sessions.

These activities can be accessed by all settings and schools, irrespective of whether they are currently supporting children we care for and are delivered at no cost to West Sussex settings and schools. 

Please find below our offer details for 2023-2024.

Social care colleagues

West Sussex social care colleagues are invited to book on to any of the training above that they feel will support their own cpd. Please look at the descriptors for detail and click on the blue Training and Events tab for available dates.

Parents, carers and special guardians

We are currently developing bespoke training appropriate to this role.