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Advisory Centre for Education logo

Gives free independent advice to families on all aspects of state-funded education.

African Activities offer a range of workshops including African drumming, African dance, African art, junk modelling, junk band, call and response song, storytelling, textiles and whole school assemblies.

Apprenticeships logo

Apprentices are paid employees, who work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. They will also study a college-based course, usually on a day release basis, leading to nationally recognised qualifications. Depending on the age of the apprentice, government grants cover up to 100% of the training costs. In addition, the apprenticeship grant for employers can help businesses employ an apprentice (aged 16 – 24 years) by providing wage grants of £1,500. Priority is given to small-medium sized businesses with less than 250 employees, who are recruiting an apprentice for the first time.

Businesses can find out more about apprenticeships on the website or by calling 08000 150600. You can also search for vacancies on this site. For more information about apprenticeships in Rushmoor call Debbie Whitcombe at Rushmoor Borough Council on 01252 398793.

Classical 100 was launched by Classic FM, in partnership with the ABRSM and Decca Classics with the support of the Department for Education. It is a collection of 100 pieces of classical music and is designed as a resource for primary school teachers to use in lessons or school assemblies. It may also be of use and interest to performing arts or music clubs.

For more information, and to register for unlimited access, please visit the website.

Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) gives children, young people and adults the opportunity to engage in learning through participating in therapeutic activities with horses. There is no riding involved and the horses are carefully chosen so that they are safe to handle and be around. EAL has shown proven benefit with a wide range of people, including those with special educational needs, learning difficulties, poor literacy and numeracy, ADHD, autism, behavioural issues or simply a lack of confidence.

Future First Networks is designed to help state schools build and manage an alumni community easily and inexpensively. Their aim is to bring alumni networks to every state school in England within three years. A Future First Networks database allows you to track your alumni, send out regular updates by text or email and ask them to come back to the school to provide careers talks, mentor a current student, fundraise, act as a school governor or volunteer in other ways.

Hampshire Education and Learning logo

Everything you need to know about Hampshire's Schools and Colleges.

Hampshire Learning logo

Hampshire Learning provides a wide range of learning opportunities for the people of Hampshire, working in partnership with schools, children's centres, community and voluntary organisations.

Hotcourses logo

Hotcourses is the UK's largest database of educational opportunities.

Kidscape logo

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.

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.

Open University logo

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.

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.

Traineeships for Young People logo

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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