Very Able Children (aka Gifted and Talented)
Virtual Learning Environment - a virtual classroom that allows teachers and students to communicate with each other online. For more details read this guide
Voluntary Aided Schools
Voluntary Aided Schools are mainly religious or faith schools, although anyone can apply for a place. The governing body employs the staff and sets the admissions criteria. Schools buildings and land are normally owned by a charitable foundation, often a religious organization. The governing body contributes to building and maintenance costs.
Local authority maintained and they usually have a charitable religious foundation. The local authority is the admissions authority.
Volunteer Reading Help is a literacy charity operating in primary schools in many areas of the country. Its volunteers work with individual children to increase their confidence and reading skills.
The union for education professionals including teaching, childcare, support staff and students.