Home learning resources and guidance at Surrey Virtual School

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Resources for home learning

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize has published a selection of resources, activities and support to help parents supporting children with SEND.

National Oak Academy

The National Oak Academy was set up during the Covid-19 Pandemic to provide online teaching and learning resources for children and young people of all ages. 85% of the resources are still available and can be searched for by subject; age/stage.

Network Rail learning and support resources

Network Rail has a selection of educational resources for children.

Libraries from home for children and young people

Check out Surrey Library Service's page, which is full of links to fun and educational activities for children and young people – all possible from home.

Family Learning

Family Learning provides free online parenting courses for parents and carers, including grandparents, who lack confidence or are struggling to support their children with school, homework or behaviour issues.

Guidance for looked-after children and care leavers

Online learning platform to boost workplace skills launched

Free courses are available through the new online platform, the Skills Toolkit. This platform signposts to free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help people build up their skills, progress in work and boost their job prospects and confidence whilst at home.

Courses on offer cover a range of levels, from everyday maths and the use of email and social media at work to more advanced training. All courses are available online and are flexible so that people can work through them at their own pace.

Access the Skills Toolkit

Need support and advice?

To all foster carers, adoptive parents, residential placement workers, previously looked-after children and looked-after children:

The Surrey Virtual School (SVS) is here to help, advise and answer your questions on learning and study. If you would like additional support, please contact the team:

Family Information Service

Please visit Surrey County Council's Family Information Service for a directory of services and information on things from family activities to registered childcare and support groups in your local area.

Surrey Arts

The Surrey Virtual School is delighted that Surrey Arts provide a range of services for looked after children and care leavers, including those who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) or youth offending. Surrey Arts believe that music can be an incredible tool for boosting self-confidence and the ability to process emotions.

Their services can encourage integration and social cohesion while providing a safe and creative environment to have fun and meet new friends. All this can reduce isolation and anxiety, improve mental health and emotional well-being, and improve numeracy and literacy learning skills.

Exam results and resources

National Careers Service resources

Financial support for learning

Leaving education, careers and employment

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