- GOV.UK guidance during the coronavirus
- Resources for home learning
- Education guidance and guidance for looked-after children and care leavers
Official guidance during the coronavirus
- Letter to students – how your summer 2020 exams will be graded
- Guidance on vulnerable young people and their education during Covid-19 (May 2020)
- Government package to support online learning
- How to support your child’s education during Covid-19
- Supporting children with SEND during this time
- How GCSEs, AS and A Levels will be awarded in summer 2020
- UCAS undergraduate coronavirus update
- UCAS advisers coronavirus update
- Education update from the government for 20 April (PDF)
Resources for home learning
BBC Bitesize has published a selection of resources, activities and support to help parents supporting children with SEND.
Thank you for taking part in our ‘#lockdown kids quiz, kindly created by Mr. Bradwell.
- Mike and Seb - 28417 (20 out of 25)
- Abigail A - 28327 (20 out of 25)
- Aa and Alison - 28323 (20 out of 25)
Youth Work Support
Youth Work Support is a strand of the National Youth Agency which have created some great resources for young people to use during Covid.
The resources cover a range of areas including skills and careers support, activities and a workbook to help manage anger and frustration at home (particularly through lockdown).
An 8-week mentoring programme, linking students from across the UK and Europe. This is an excellent opportunity which provides access to a University of Surrey Mentor, weekly webinars and the chance to develop a research project with their group.
European Connect is for students in years 10, 11, 12 and 13. Priority will be given to students who meet our Widening Participation Criteria
Deadline to sign up is 1/5/20!
Free online home education
Download this list compiled by home educators of things you can do with your kids at home (PDF).
Home learning and support resources
The Surrey Local Offer website has a list of resources and guidance around home learning and support available. It also lists mental health resources and advice around SEND.
Check the BBC website for details of the daily programmes to help parents and children with schoolwork at home during the lockdown.
And Network Rail also has a selection of educational resources for children.
Test your observation and memory skills.
Who can get the highest score to win a prize?
Please use the child’s/young persons nickname or initials along with carers/guardians/parents name so we know who to contact to announce the winner.
Competition ends this Friday, good luck everyone!
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.
Our tips for making home education work
Download our guide (PDF) to making this unique situation work for children and for you.
Education guidance and 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.
How to support young people who don’t seem to care about staying in and staying safe
Dr Helen Kirkaldie, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, has written a blog post on keeping young people safe when they don’t want to stay in. This is just one person's view, but is an interesting read.
Need support and advice?
To all foster carers, adoptive parents, residential placement workers, previously looked-after children and looked-after children:
SVS (Surrey Virtual School) is here to help, advise and answer your questions on learning and study.
Please contact our team:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call: 0208 541 7761
- Glinys Weller - Key Stage 4 / 5 – email@example.com
- Helen Hale – EYFS/Key Stage 1 – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Stacey McCabe- Key Stage 2/3 - Stacey.McCabe@surreycc.gov.uk
- Anna Maclean – Key Stage 5 – email@example.com
1:1 Coaching available for care leavers
Care leaver or care experienced? Looking for support, coaching, information, advice and guidance (IAG)?
Coronavirus updates for non-English speakers, and links for children
We want to ensure that the guidelines around COVID-19 are reaching all of our young people.
A range of leaflets including the Prime Minister’s speech on 23 March 2020 have been translated into a variety of languages and can be accessed via Big Leaf below.
This also includes an audio option where required. Additional languages will continue to be added.
For more information (and new translations being added), visit the Big Leaf Foundation website.
Explaining the coronavirus to children
Translated guidance for coronavirus self-isolation and social distancing