Decision details

Accepting the Additional DfE Funding to Extend the Role of the Virtual School Head (VSH) to promote the education of children with a social worker and create and recruit on a fixed term/temporary basis a Virtual School Education Adviser to discharge

Reference: D54375

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To accept/sign the DfE the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) provided to Leeds and return it to the DfE before 31st July 2021 in order for the VSH in Leeds to be allocated the funds to extend the role of the VSH to include children with a social worker.
In oder to discharge the full range of functions set out in the accompanying guidance, the decision is also made to recruit to the Learning Inclusion Service on a fixed term/temporary basis subject to provision of the DfE grant – a Virtual School – Education Adviser Child in Need role at grade Dir. 45% and to make expenditure of the remaining grant in compliance with the MoU.
The sum being made available to Leeds is set out in the Grant Determination Letter and equates to £132,176 to be received in three instalments in September and December 2021 and March 2022 and must be spent before 31st March 2022.

Wards Affected: Various;

Contact: Jancis Andrew, Head of Virtual School 07891272298 Email:

Publication date: 30/07/2021

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