Home schooling support and guidance
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.
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.
USEFUL WEBSITES FOR ONLINE LEARNING
- Online learning resources – Primary
- Online learning resources – Secondary
- Online learning resources – English as a secondary other language (ESOL)
- Online learning resources – SEND
- Online learning resources – Post 16
- Online learning resources from Redbridge Virtual School
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.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date 7th January 2020
Widening Participation contact – Richard Thomas – email@example.com
Year 12/13 pupils can arrange an individual visits to the University here