Best academic results ever for the borough’s children and young people in care

Telford & Wrekin Council is recognising and celebrating the achievements of children in care, following their performance results in the last academic year, significantly above the national standard for children in care.

Best academic results ever for the borough’s children and young people in care

The Council is a ‘corporate parent’ to more than 400 children and young people in care across Telford and Wrekin. 
In the last academic year, children and young people in care have worked really hard and achieved fantastic academic results.

Michelle Salter, Telford and Wrekin Virtual School Headteacher for Children in Care said: “We are exceptionally proud of children and young people’s excellent results.  From early years through to primary and secondary and into post 16, they have achieved great results.  By the time they leave school, at the age of 16, they achieve 5 times more than the national picture for children in care.
 “After obtaining high passes in their A-Level examinations, several of our young people have been heading off to university this autumn.
“These achievements show the incredible hard work, dedication and commitment of our children and young people– well done to all of them!”

Cllr Shirley Reynolds, Cabinet Member for Children, young people and families said:
 “These are the best academic results ever for our children and young people in care – well done to all, we couldn’t be prouder!  We are planning a celebration event for them later in the year.
“Our children and young people are cared for and cared about. Working in close partnership with schools, carers, foster carers, social workers, we will continue to support them throughout their academic journey and through offers and programmes that can help with their independence and future careers.
“The new borough-wide Corporate Parenting Strategy for the next three years is central to our vision to continually achieve the best possible outcomes for our children in care and care leavers. We are on their side, we want to help them thrive, exceed their potential and expand their life chances."

Photo: Council Leader Shaun Davies with one of the young people in the Hotshots Annual Celebration Awards Ceremony (July 2022) - a fantastic event which has taken place for a number of years in Telford and Wrekin and recognises the achievements of our young people in care in a range of categories.