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Staffordshire will move to very high COVID alert level on 2 December

Networking

e-safety: Welcome to the thinkuknow website

Come in to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what's good, what's not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there's an area for you too - with resources you can use at home or just to get with it. Most importantly, there's also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online. Visit thinkuknow website

Are you being bullied?

Bullying can happen to anyone at any age. Being bullied at school home or online might involve someone pushing you, hitting you, teasing you, talking about you or calling you names. No one has the right to hurt you or make you feel bad, and if you are being bullied you don't have to put up with it, you can talk to someone about it. Bullying can happen to anyone at any age.  Visit the bullying information at ChildLine

Know IT All for parents

Contains advice for parents and carers, and a special section for children and young people. Visit Childnet International for Know IT All.

Voluntary Sector

Parents are encouraged to avail themselves with advice and support from independent Home Education charitable groups:

Education Everywhere

Launched in December 2007 "Education Everywhere" provides parents with reassurance and guidance on any educational concern.  The helpline service offers impartial advice and a friendly ear - ring anytime and speak to an experienced volunteer : all with considerable experience, knowledge, information ideas and endless patience. For more information visit Education Everywhere website or telephone 01942 897779 where a volunteer is waiting to help you.

Education Otherwise Association

61 Bridge Street
Kington
HR5 3DJ

Phone: 0300 124 5690

Education Otherwise Association is the largest UK membership organisation which provides support and information for families whose children are being educated at home. General information and contacts for local support groups.

South Cheshire And North Staffordshire Home Educators' Activity Group SCAN-HEAG

SCANS-HEAG is a committee led group set up by local home-educators. We actively seek and apply for funding to enable home-educated children and young people to participate in group activities without financial barriers. During 2007-2009 our members participated in team-building, kayaking, windsurfing, skiing, climbing, scuba diving, drumming, archery and bush crafts.For more information about our group and other local activities including family activity afternoons, drama, swimming and gymnastics email: scans.heag@yahoo.co.uk Tel: 01270 88397

Home Education Advisory Service

P.O. Box 98
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
AL8 6AN

Phone/Fax: 01707 371854

This is a support group which offers information for home educators including advice about educational materials, resources, GCSE examinations, special educational needs, information technology, and legal matters. Basic information about elective home education and local detail for families in Staffordshire.  

Home Education

Home Education gives legal guidelines, mailing lists, chat, articles, events calendar, research questionnaire, FAQs, support group listings, Northern Ireland section, scrapbook, games, quizzes and other resources.

HE Special UK

HE Special UK provides information, articles, resources and mailing list for parents of children with special needs who would like to educate at home.

Home Education in the UK

Information and resources for anyone interested in home education in Britain. Many articles about different aspects of education at home, ideas, and books.  

Freedom-in-education

Articles and news about alternatives to school-based education, e.g. Montessori, Rudolph Steiner and the Waldorf method, with emphasis on education at home. 

Christian Home Education

Tips and resources for Christian home schooling

Muslims and Home Education

Muslims and Home Education was set up in December 2003 to support Muslim parents and carers.

Muddle Puddle

Home education resources and ideas for parents with younger children.

Autism West  Midlands

Autism West Midlands aims to improve the quality of life for people with autistic spectrum disorders and their families by raising awareness of the condition and making provision for the individual needs of people with autistic spectrum disorders. We are the principal provider of autism-specific services for children and adults in the West Midlands region.

Friends, Families and Travellers

This is an advice, information and training organisation providing a range of services, including educational advice, to all Travellers - whether traditional, new, settled or on the road.

Phone: 01273 234777

The National Association of Traveller Teachers

They work to promote and improve the education of Travellers. They provide a national list of educational contacts for Travelling families.

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Latest education news

Extra bus seats for pupils to continue until Christmas

Staffordshire County Council is providing 1,300 extra bus seats on the busiest routes where commercial services with safety restrictions in place wouldn't be able to carry all potential passengers.
Date:
26 October 2020

Skills leader commends county's universities for national recognition

Recognition of both of Staffordshire's universities in a national awards shortlisting demonstrates the county's growing reputation as a prime location for innovation and investment, its deputy leader said today.
Date:
11 September 2020

Back to school walk, ride, park and stride begins

Staffordshire County Council is appealing to parents of 112,000 pupils who make their own way to and from the classroom every day to avoid taking the car to the school gates wherever possible to reduce congestion.
Date:
04 September 2020

Staffordshire Pupils Get Ready to Return to School

Thousands of pupils across Staffordshire are getting ready to go back to school, for the first time since lockdown began in March.
Date:
01 September 2020

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