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Corporate Parenting & Education Team (COPE)

COPE promotes the educational achievement of Looked after Children (LAC) through a range of strategies including direct pupil support and training / advisory work with schools. All LAC in the 'Virtual School' - from early years to post-16 - are monitored and supported. The Virtual School Head (VSH), who manages the service, also supports the Education, Employment & Training fo Care Leavers as well as the educational engagement of young people in the Youth Justice System. Referrals to COPE are usually made via social workers or Designated Teachers, although the service are proactive in the identification of need by supporting (for example) the PEP process. COPE liaise with Designated Teachers and other key partners on a regular basis to ensure that partners are informed about the service and are enabled to meet the needs of LAC. The VSH attends YOT education engagement panels to ensure strong links with YOT. An overview of the work of the VSH and COPE is provided in the Virtual School Head annual report.  Compliments or complaints should be directed to the VSH.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Darren Martindale
Contact Position
Virtual School Head for LAC / YOT
Telephone
01902 556951
E-mail
darren.martindale@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Where to go

Name
COPE Team
Address
Beldray Building
66 Mount Pleasant
Bilston
West Midlands
Postcode
WV14 7PR

Record Last Updated on: 31/01/2018

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