LiFT programmes and resources are designed specifically to bring the expertise of Achievement for All, schools and virtual schools together, based on learning from the London Fostering Achievement programme. Since 2014, Achievement for All has worked in partnership with virtual schools and local authorities to deliver tailor-made coaching options for school leaders, governors, teaching staff, support staff and foster carers to improve the wellbeing and educational attainment of looked after children.
We know that every virtual school is different and so work to identify and plan a programme of coaching activity that best suits each one's needs – whether it be direct work with schools via our Achieving Schools or Achieving Wellbeing programmes, targeted support in harvesting and analysing data, a programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), peer support for school staff and foster carers, or help in reviewing the impact of the Pupil Premium Plus spend.
Integral to LiFT is the expertise and support of our Achievement Coaches. These coaches work closely with schools across the country to review current practice and target improved outcomes for children looked after.