Foster Carers

Home schooling support and guidance

Dear Carers,

We aim to provide continuous support to foster carers throughout the COVID-19 period where schools are operating a limited service or where you are home schooling your young person.

We hope that your Virtual School Case Manager has been able to reach you by phone to discuss how we can support you during this. The contact details for our team are found here.

Each week we will publish a timetable that has many lesson ideas to support a home learning curriculum.

We have also compiled a list of the best websites that offer FREE learning resources, ideas, activities, lessons and more, for you to use at home.


All age groups and most curriculum areas are covered. Some websites may require you to create a username and password to access the materials. Additionally, on some of these sites you may need to search in the ‘teacher’ or ‘educator’ areas to find the best materials. There’s something for everyone in the list of sites below.

As with all materials, especially videos, in order to help safeguard please ensure you preview before sharing websites and materials with your young person, to ensure content is appropriate.

We will continue to stay in contact with you during these unprecedented times to ensure that the education of our young people can be maintained and ensure you have access to our support.

Best Wishes
Sutton Virtual School







Developing High Aspirations for Children Looked After

Foster carers can be very influential in support Children Looked After to develop high aspirations for their education and future.

We have linked up with UCL Widening Participation to offer university visits from year 5 upwards.  We would like to encourage our Children’s foster carers to take them to Widening Participation events and will post links below for signing up


Our current Widening Participation links


University College London

Widening Participation contact – Amy York –

Bring Your Family to University Visit Day

Closing date 7th January 2020


Solent University

Widening Participation contact – Richard Thomas –

Steps into Success programme

Year 12/13 pupils can arrange an individual visits to the University here