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The Hulya Turkish School meet regularly at Connaught School in Aldershot. The school is run by volunteer parents and its aim is to help children in the Turkish community get in touch with their cultural heritage and learn their mother tongue. The school offers courses alongside the National Curriculum leading to qualifications in GCSE, AS and A2 Level Turkish, which are taken in addition to mainstream school examinations.

The school is staffed by professional, qualified teachers that have been employed by the Turkish National Education Office. It also offers support on mathematics and science to students from different backgrounds regardless of their race and origin and is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Morning instruction is focused on academic learning and the afternoon session is focused on the teaching of traditional Turkish folk dancing and Turkish music lessons. The school is not for profit but fees are required to cover the cost of the school’s expenses and can vary depending on the number of students attending each session.

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We equip young people, parents and professionals with the skills to tackle bullying and safeguarding issues across the UK.

Learndirect logo

Learndirect courses and centres, and advice on careers and learning.

Listening Books logo

Listening Books runs a postal and online audiobook library with over 7,000 titles available for both adults and children. 5,000 titles are available as downloads. Listening Books not only caters for people with visual impairments but their service is also open to anyone who struggles to read or hold a book due to an illness, disability or learning difficulty such as dyslexia. Their titles span a huge range of genres including the latest bestsellers, classics, historical novels and crime, as well as non-fiction titles. For children and young people they not only provide a range of fiction but also support the school curriculum, providing set-texts and study guides.

They currently provide their service to around 23,000 people across the UK but regularly apply for funding to provide free membership for those who would find their usual fees a barrier to joining. They currently have funding for people who live in Farnborough and Aldershot. For more information please contact Jennifer Ades by email or phone. You can also visit the website.

National Curriculum logo

Information on curriculum requirements for state schools. The state sector comprises maintained schools, academies and Free Schools.

Ofsted logo

Ofsted inspect and regulate schools, children and families services, adult learning and skills, and early years and childcare.

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The website of the Open University.

Parent View - Ofsted Online Survey logo

Ofsted is inviting parents and carers to rate their child’s school through a new online survey on the Ofsted website called Parent View. The survey includes 12 questions and asks parents to rank how well the school does in areas like managing behaviour, quality of teaching, tackling bullying and setting homework. Parents are also asked if they would recommend the school to another parent. The results for a school become visible once a small number of surveys are completed. To register to complete a survey, please visit the website.

The Samuel Cody Specialist Sports College (on the site of the former Oak Farm Community School) offers a host of part time Adult Learning courses, both leisure and skills based. They offer free courses to help people who are looking for work plus courses in basic English and basic maths. Junior courses are also available and they have some excellent facilities for hire.

For more information and course fees please email adult.learning@samuelcody.hants.sch.uk or call 01252 401087.

For more information about hiring their facilities please email community.lettings@samuelcody.hants.sch.uk or call 01252 401080.

Primary school pupils in Hampshire have the chance to learn about saving water and become a World Of Water (WOW) Agent with a talk from their local water company. South East Water’s education programme includes a water education booklet and a talk to schools. Pupils will learn about where their water comes from and how it’s treated, the importance of water for their health and how making small changes in the home and garden can save a significant amount of water. The education booklet includes questions, stickers, tasks, competitions and the Every Drop Counts Pledge which gives pupils the chance to become a WOW Agent by receiving a certificate and badge.

The free school talks are aimed at 8 to 11 year olds and last approximately 45 minutes. To apply for a school talk please email.

Speakers for Schools brings enthusiastic, knowledgeable and authoritative speakers that are leading their field into state secondary schools and colleges, free of charge. The speakers are from a wide range of backgrounds and are regarded as experts in areas such as art, media and communications; culture, history and language; business and economics; sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics; politics and social sciences; and sports, leisure and health. For more information visit the website.

Take One Picture is the National Gallery's countrywide scheme for primary schools. Each year the Gallery focuses on one painting from the collection to inspire cross-curricular work in primary classrooms. During a one-day Continuing Professional Development course at the Gallery teachers are given a print of a painting. The challenge is then for schools to use the image imaginatively in the classroom, both as a stimulus for artwork, and for work in more unexpected curriculum areas. National Gallery Education then displays a selection of the work in the annual Take One Picture exhibition at the National Gallery and on their website.

The Prince's Foundation for Children & The Arts logo

The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts is an educational charity committed to helping children experience the arts in a high quality and sustained way. The website includes a section on Events for Children.

The University of the Third Age (U3A) - Farnborough and District logo

U3As are self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time work, providing opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun.

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Are you aged between 16 to 24? If you’ve recently left school or college, cannot find paid employment or you are unemployed, a traineeship programme may be the answer. The traineeship programme prepares young people for the world of work, giving you a wide range of employability skills you will need to be successful in the workplace including work preparation training, a meaningful work experience placement and English and maths support if required.

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Free online courses to gain skills and achieve qualifications.

Water Aid – Pupil Pipeline logo

The Pupil Pipeline is an exciting, fun and educational fundraising activity that will inspire your pupils to get clean water to millions of children around the world.

Can your pupils form as long a line as possible and pass buckets, jars, cups or even wellies filled with water along the line without dripping a drop?

The challenge is easy to organise, and will help your pupils learn about water issues around the world, through our range of curriculum-linked interactive teaching resources.

Established for over 30 years, Waverley Training Services provides free training in nationally recognised qualifications to the local community. They offer short accredited courses for the unemployed to help them get back to work and a variety of study programmes for 16 – 18 year olds.

They also work closely with businesses to offer apprenticeship schemes tailored to suit the individual company's needs and requirements.

For more information on all courses on offer please contact Pat Pryke or Sam McGrill.

West London Training (WLT) logo

WLT provide free Foundation C and G Level 1 plumbing and electrical courses for 16 - 18 year olds at their base in Aldershot.


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