Our Approach

Acorn Digital Learning provides real-time online teaching for Key Stage 2, 3 and 4 students requiring an alternative learning environment.

We provide flexible, cost effective solutions for students who currently find themselves without access to a school setting, as well as those who are unable to attend school for medical, mental health, anxiety or behavioural reasons.

Our easily accessible education service is available to learners who are studying from home, school, or any other risk assessed, safe setting. All that students need

is a laptop or computer with a stable internet connection.

By utilising best in class systems and technology in terms of the virtual classroom and blended learning management system, as well as engaging course content from leading education publishers, we can deliver unrivalled teaching standards to the benefit of children and young people across the UK.

Accessibility and flexibility

Increasing demands on schools and Local Authorities means balancing student capacity, education quality, progression and outcomes with the costs of mainstream, alternative and specialist education provision can be challenge.

Young people in foster care, residential care or are in-school placement transition

While Outcomes First Group’s independent fostering providers, residential care staff and Local Authorities will often endeavour to place a child or young person with a foster family or residential home  near to their current school, this is not always possible. In this instance, Acorn Digital Learning can offer educational continuity during a time of significant change in their lives.

Children at risk of exclusion

There are many reasons why a child or young person may be at risk of exclusion from mainstream or specialist education. Whatever the reason may be, we would work closely with parents/ carers, schools and Local Authorities to deliver swift, alternative learning solutions for a student either permanently excluded from school or on a fixed-period exclusion of up to 45 school days.

Medical needs

Acorn Digital Learning can offer temporary and long-term online learning provision to children and young people with medical health issues that make access to learning restrictive. Because our real-time video link courses can be accessed anywhere, whether that’s at home or when recovering in hospital, students can receive the care they need while not having to worry about falling behind in their education.

Social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs causing school apprehension

There are many reasons why a child or young person may refuse to attend school. Acorn Digital Learning exists so that our students can continue their learning while their barriers to learning are alleviated or a solution is found. Complex medical and mental health issues, specific challenges relating to SEN as well as being victims of bullying are all valid reasons as to why a child may refuse education provision, which is why our alternative learning provision can bridge any gaps in attendance.