Further assistance and resources for Foster Carers and Children and Young People

Have You Looked Around Our Revamped Website?

The Sutton Virtual School website is a comprehensive resource, with a wealth of information to support children or young people looked after and previously looked after young people. This includes educational resources, our latest news and events, support and guidance for schools.

 Enrichment Activities

We are facilitating an online Music Production course during the February half-term. The course will be aimed at KS3 children – school years 7-9 which will be interactive and fun! Details about both events will be sent to carers shortly.

Look Out for Our Latest Podcast on NEET Young People!

We had the pleasure of recording our latest Education Untapped Podcast about young people not in education, employment and training (NEET) with a Sutton Care Leaver, who shared her journey as to how she successfully overcame being NEET. We are sure that you will be inspired! We would like to thank Joseph from Project 4 Youth Empowerment and Caroline from Sutton Integrated Youth Services who shared information about the support that they offer to young people as well as offering additional insights into the ways in which carers and professionals can guide and motivate NEET young people. The Education Untapped podcast now has over 200 listeners worldwide.  Please search for Education Untapped on any good podcast player app or listen here.

E-Safety Sessions for Carers and KS3 & KS4

In February as part of our Aspire Life Skills programme, we will be offering online E-Safety sessions led by Steve Welding a member of the Cognus Safeguarding Team and Sutton Borough Education E- Safety Advisor. Steve will be covering many different aspects of online safety awareness with KS3, KS4 young people and their carers. Steve is a former Metropolitan Police Detective who specialised in the ‘risk management’ of convicted sex offenders living in the community. He is a CEOP ambassador and a member of AACOSS (Association of Adult and Child Online Safety Specialists). Please register to join these sessions here.