Virtual school for looked after children

Welcome to our website. My name is Balwant Bains and I am the Executive Head Teacher of Sandwell Virtual School for Children in Care and those Previously in Care.

I believe that children can do amazing things and that it is our responsibility to support each other to help make their potential a reality. With an outstanding education, every child has the freedom to shape their own future.  I look forward to working with you in holistic way to improving the life chances of our children in care.

Our motto: Learn. Achieve. Together. Represents the high aspirations we have for our children so that they have every opportunity to access the very best education and achieve their potential.

On this site, you will have access to information and resources to help you with your wellbeing and work. I am certain that you will find the website useful, informative and interesting.


Balwant Bains

Executive Head of the Virtual School for LAC

& STEPS New Arrivals Centre

The Hollies Centre

Coopers Lane, Smethwick

B67 7DW

Please see below some art work our children did that we would like to share with you.

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