As you are now aware students here at The Acorns School are now being educated mainly within the home environment, along with most pupils throughout the UK during the current national lockdown, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This situation is not easy for any of us. Remote learning looks different in each household, with many of you working from home and having more than one child to teach. 

As a school, we would like to thank you for all the support you are giving to your child’s education-you are amazing! Please give yourself some credit and be kind to yourself.  

The Acorns School are trying our very best to support and enable your child’s education to continue as much as possible during this difficult time for us all. Teaching and support staff are constantly looking at ways to try to engage their pupils through virtual school, provision of laptops and work packs to enable educational learning opportunities. We feel that the amount of work we are setting is reasonable, whether this is through virtual school or via the work packs supplied. 

We understand completely that you do get issues over trying to get your child to engage with schoolwork at home particularly with logging into the virtual school. Please don’t be discouraged if they are refusing, just keep trying, that is all we ask. Your child’s Keyworker, Form Tutor and myself are making welfare phone calls and doorstep home visits as necessary throughout the week. Please don’t hesitate to ask for support around encouraging your child to engage with school or any other issues that are worrying you.