Thank you to all the Virtual Heads and Virtual School staff who came together for the 2nd eNAG (ePEP National Advisory Group) board meeting, located in the lovely city of Liverpool.
All UK regions were represented by existing authorities using the ePEP. The advisory board worked in joint collaboration as a single voice towards national solidarity to benefit the virtual school and the role of the virtual head.
The discussions that have taken place has become a fantastic way for central government to really understand and listen to the Virtual Schools needs, and how ePEP-VSP facilitates there their statutory responsibilities.
As a national group we spoke about how to create better PEPs for Post 16, Early Years and SEN children.
The feedback from the group has been extremely useful and we will use this feedback to further enhance the platform to benefit the aforementioned children.
Every council has a voice in ePEP and we work together to create solutions that will be indispensable for all councils (especially when Ofsted come around.)
We asked the members for their views of ePEP-VSP so far, and here are some of their responses.
Debby Rigby – Interim Virtual Head Teacher of Children Looked After Slough Children’s Services Trust
“The support given by eGov Digital staff has been invaluable”
Adam Palmer – Team Coordinator Virtual School for Children in Care, Young People and Families Service Directorate
“My favorite part of ePEP is the pupil premium requests and the target setting section. This allows for us to effectively track and monitor where Pupil Premium is being spent.”
“We can gather all the data and information regarding the progress of our children – directly from the school through ePEP.”
Sue Faulkner – Personal Education Plan and Progress Lead Gloucestershire
“Pupil premium is very effective, I can easily identify the progress of my LAC including the progress of disadvantaged children. My favorite part of ePEP is the Pupil Premium Plus Tracker.”
Paul Andrews – Post 16 Education & Skills Officer for Looked After Children Northampton
Can you see the personal views of your children?
“Yes, as new users to ePEP, we are starting to see a real uplift in the number of responses we receive. – The interactive section for young people is my favorite feature.”
Jenny Lockwood -Virtual Head Teacher for Secondary Schools Royal Borough of Windsor
“All of our children in care are effectively disadvantaged in one or more ways – we are pleased to be able to extend ePEPs to adopted and children on the edge of care.”
If you’d like to join our ePEP journey or arrange an ePEP Demo, please do not hesitate to contact us either by email: Emily.Farnan@egovdigital.com or by telephone: 0845 680 7403