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Education

UPDATED: 23.09.2021
In this section you can find support for the following:
Adult Education & Skills
Teachers
Parents including SEN
Children & Young Adults

ADULT

Learndirect (England, Wales & Northern Ireland)
https://www.learndirect.com/
Learndirect provide flexible learning opportunities for gaining new skills.

Read Easy
https://readeasy.org.uk/get-involved/group-locations/
One to one tuition for over 18’s and adults who struggle with reading. Find contact details for your nearest group.

The Book Trust
https://www.booktrust.org.uk/what-we-do/programmes-and-campaigns/letterbox-club/?/
Helping children who are looked after, previously looked after or vulnerable with reading and numeracy. Letterbox Club sends enrolled children quality books and materials from May to October. Enrolment for 2022 in November 2021. Enrolment can be carried out by local authorities, schools and nurseries.

WEA
https://www.wea.org.uk/
Developing educational opportunities for the most disadvantaged. This includes providing basic maths, English and IT skills for employment.

Cedar Foundation – Northern Ireland
https://thecedarfoundation.eu.rit.org.uk/learning-disabilityservices
Helping those with Learning Disability to learn new skills and manage challenges.

Scotland - My World of Work
http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/
Skills Development Scotland provides information about online learning and training.
Information: 0800 917 8000 (lines open 9am – 5pm)

National Careers Service (England)
https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/find-a-course
Information and guidance on learning, training and work opportunities.

Careers Wales
https://careerswales.gov.wales
Information and guidance on learning, training and work opportunities.

NI Direct – Careers Service
https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/careers
Information and guidance on learning, training and work opportunities.

Gov.UK
https://www.gov.uk/improve-english-maths-it-skills
Online information about courses available for reading, writing, maths and communication skills.

Get-Into-Teaching
https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/
Information about what a career in teaching has to offer and routes into the profession in England.

Teacher Training in Wales
https://gov.wales/becoming-teacher

Teach in Scotland 
https://teachinscotland.scot/

Teacher Training in Northern Ireland
https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/articles/initial-teacher-education-courses-northern-ireland

College of Policing
http://recruit.college.police.uk/Pages/home.aspx
Information on careers in the police

 

TEACHERS

Education Support
https://www.educationsupport.org.uk/
Mental health and wellbeing charity for education staff
Supportline: UK - 08000 562 561 (lines open 24 hours)
Text: 07909 341229


PARENTS Including SEN- Special Education Needs

Gov.UK – exclusions 
https://www.gov.uk/school-discipline-exclusions/exclusions
Information for parents regarding behaviour in schools and fixed period or permanent exclusions.

Gov. UK – special education needs
https://www.gov.uk/children-with-special-educational-needs/overview
Information to parents for if a child requires special educational help.

ACE Education
http://www.ace-ed.org.uk
ACE Education offer the latest advice about education issues for state funded education for children aged 5-16 years in England.
Advice: 0300 0115 142 (lines open Monday - Wednesday 10am - 1pm, Term time only)

SNAP Cymru
http://www.snapcymru.org/ 
Information, advice and support on special educational needs or disabilities for parents, children and young people in Wales.
Advice line: 0808 801 0608 (lines open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm)

Enquire 
http://www.enquire.org.uk
The Scottish Advice Service for parents of children who may require extra support at school.
Helpline: 0345 123 2303 (lines open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm)

Network 81 
http://www.network81.org.uk/   
Network 81 support parents on issues around inclusive education for children with special needs.
Helpline: 0845 077 4055 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 1pm)

Autism – education
https://www.autism.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/topics/education
National Autistic Society provides information and advice for parents and teachers.

Words For Life 
http://www.wordsforlife.org.uk/
Words For Life provide tips on communicating with children of all ages from baby to teenager to help with reading skills.

I  CAN  
https://ican.org.uk/
Providing support advice to parents that want to help their child with communication skills.

Gov.UK – exclusions 
https://www.gov.uk/school-discipline-exclusions/exclusions
Information for parents regarding behaviour in schools and fixed period or permanent exclusions.

The Dyslexia Association
http://www.dyslexia.uk.net
Support and services for dyslexic children and adults of all ages, their parents, families , educators and employers.

British Dyslexia Association
http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/
Information for parents on supporting a child with dyslexia through the education system.

Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity
https://www.helenarkell.org.uk/
Support and advice to anyone who think they have dyslexia or care for someone who may have dyslexia. Support children and adults alike.

Dyspraxia Foundation
http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/ 
Information on sources of support in your area, a range of leaflets and books on the condition.

ADHD
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/pages/introduction.aspx
Information on ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADDISS – The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information & Support Service
http://www.addiss.co.uk/
Information for anyone who needs assistance on ADHD.

Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education
http://www.csie.org.uk/
Information and advice on educating children with special needs in mainstream education. 

Parentkind
http://www.parentkind.org.uk/
Help and support in setting up and running a PTA – Parent Teacher Association, including charity registration.

 

CHILDREN & YOUNG ADULTS
Prince’s Trust
http://www.princes-trust.org.uk/
Helps young people aged 13 -30 develop key skills, confidence and motivation to move into work, education or training.
Information line: 0800 842842 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm)
Email: info@princes-trust.org.uk

The Mix
http://www.themix.org.uk/work-and-study 
Offering support via helpline and confidential 1-2-1 chat  to young people (up to 25), includes work and study advice.
Helpline: 0808 808 4994 (lines open 3pm – 12am)
1-2-1 chat (lines open 4pm - 11pm)

Abuse in Education      
NSPCC helpline for children and young people who have experienced abuse at school. Support and guidance for worried adults and professionals.
Helpline 0800 136 663 (lines open Monday – Friday 8am – 10pm, weekends 9am – 6pm)
Email: help@nspcc.org.uk

ChildLine 
https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/school-college-and-work/school-college/
Childline provide support and counselling for anyone up to the age of 18. Childline can discuss anything of concern.
Helpline: 0800 11 11 (lines open 24 hours everyday)