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Virtual Head teacher

You may never actually meet a virtual head teacher, but they are people who keep a check on how schools in an area are supporting looked-after children and give them advice about how to help you get the most from school and do well in exams. 

The idea is that each local authority employs an experienced teacher to keep an eye on the educational progress of all children looked after by that local authority. The virtual head teacher has in-depth knowledge that means they can give extra support to designated teachers.