Education

UPDATED: 1.11.18
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)
http://www.learndirect.co.uk
Learndirect provide flexible learning opportunities for gaining new skills.
Information: 0800 101 901 (lines open Monday - Thursday 8.30am – 5.30pm, Friday to 5pm)

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.

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://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/courses/Pages/default.aspx
Information and guidance on learning, training and work opportunities.

Careers Wales
http://www.careerswales.com/en/
Information and guidance on learning, training and work opportunities.

NI Direct – Careers Service
http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/index/information-and-services/education-and-learning/careers.htm
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
http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching
Information about what a career in teaching has to offer and routes into the profession in England.

Specialisterne UK
http://uk.specialisterne.com/
Working to enable job opportunities for high functioning people with autism and similar challenges. 

Teacher Training in Wales.
http://teachertrainingcymru.org/home

Teach in Scotland 
http://www.teachinscotland.org/

Teacher Training in Northern Ireland
https://www.deni.gov.uk/topics/teaching-staff

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

 

TEACHERS

Education Support Partnership 
https://www.educationsupportpartnership.org.uk/ 
Information and support for teachers and staff in FE &HE.
Supportline: UK - 08000 562 561 (lines open 24 hours)
Text: 07909 341229
 

FACT 
http://www.factuk.org/ 
Advice and support for carers, teachers and other workers who have been wrongly accused of abuse or misconduct in a work setting. 
Email: sec@factuk.org

 

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 9am – 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
http://www.autism.org.uk/our-services.aspx
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.

Talking Point 
http://www.talkingpoint.org.uk/en/Parent.aspx
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/index.html
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
 

Dyspraxia Foundation

http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/

Information on sources of support in your area, a range of leaflets and books on the condition.

Helpline: 01462 454 986 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 1pm)


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.

Living With ADHD
https://www.livingwithadhd.co.uk/
Information for parents of a child with ADHD. Separate section with information for teenagers.

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- 9pm)
Email: info@princes-trust.org.uk

The Mix
http://www.themix.org.uk/work-and-study

Offering support via helpline and email and confidential 1-2-1 chat  to young people (up to 25), includes work and study advice.

Helpline: 0808 808 4994 (lines open 11.am - 11pm)
Email: help@themix.org.uk

1-2-1 chat (every day 11am -11pm)
 

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)