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Education: Useful websites

Useful websites

Books For Keeps is the UK’s leading, independent children’s book magazine. It was launched in 1980 and ever since has been reviewing hundreds of new children’s books each year and publishing articles on every aspect of writing for children. There are over 12,500 reviews on the website and more than 2,000 articles including interviews with the top children’s authors and illustrators.

Book Events for Children provides information about book related events for children across the county. Events listed range from creative writing workshops to author visits and theatre productions

Booktrust: Children's Books Independent educational charity promoting books and reading

Children's Book Sequels Answers the question - what book comes next? Searchable by series or title

Federation of Children's Book Groups The Federation's role is to act as an umbrella organisation for local book groups

Guardian Children's Books Guardian newspaper coverage of children's books and reading

Letterbox Library A leading supplier of multicultural, non-sexist and special issue books for children. Celebrating equality and diversity for over 25 years

Seven Stories: the National Centre for Children's Books Seven Stories is the only place in the UK dedicated to the art of children’s books, and one of just a few such places in the world. Its mission is to champion children’s books as an essential part of childhood, our national heritage and our culture and  to inspire a love of reading across generations.

DFE (Department of Education) Department responsible for education, children’s services, higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England, and equalities.

DFE (Department of Education) Data, Research and Statistics This section pulls together new and current research and evaluation projects, research centres, publications and data from a range of sites. Other statistics may be found on Gov.UK site

Department of Health Latest on the Department's work, health and social care guidance, publications and policy

GOV.UK Publications Publications from all government departments. You can refine your search by specific department, topic, date etc. Most publications that were published before May 2010 (or before April 2008 in the case of research reports) have now been transferred to The National Archives

National Curriculum for curriculum for England to be taught in all maintained primary and secondary schools from September 2014.

OFSTED Introduction to the work of Ofsted and fulltext database of inspection results



Association for Science Education (ASE) The Association for Science Education (ASE) is the largest subject association in the UK. The professional body for all those involved in science education from pre-school to higher education.

British Education Studies Association The British Education Studies Association (BESA) was established to support research in the field of Education Studies. It was formed in July 2005 as a subject association for all students, teachers and researchers in Education Studies within the UK

British Dyslexia Association The vision of the British Dyslexia Association is a dyslexia friendly society enabling all dyslexic people to reach their potential.

British Educational Research Association (BERA) Aim of the association is to sustain and promote educational research.

Centre for Language in Primary Education (CLPE) An independent UK charity which promotes high standards in the teaching of literacy and emphasises the importance of books and literature in enabling children to become confident, happy and enthusiastic readers and writers, with all the benefits this brings.

Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education The Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education (CSIE) is an independent centre, set up in 1982, actively supporting inclusive education as a human right of every child.

Equality and Human Rights Commission Body with a statutory remit to promote and monitor human rights; and to protect, enforce and promote equality across the nine "protected" grounds - age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation and gender reassignment.

Geographical Association GA aims to further the teaching of geography and communicate the value of geography for all

Higher Education Academy Supporting the HE sector in "providing the best possible learning experience" for students

National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN) Nasen is the leading organisation in the UK which aims to promote the education, training, advancement and development of all those with special and additional support needs

National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE) Professional subject association for english

National Autistic Society Leading UK charity for people with autism and aspergers

National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) Independent body undertaking research and development across the sector

National Literacy Trust Body dedicated to building a "literate nation"

Talking Point Communication is a vital skill that all children need to learn. Without it they will not reach their full potential. Talking Point gives parents and professionals the information they need to help children develop these skills.Includes lots of free resources

BBC Education & Family News BBC website for latest education issues and news

Education Guardian Coverage of education issues in Guardian newspaper

EIPPEE  (Evidence Informed Policy & Practice in Education In Europe) The EIPPEE Network is made up of organisations and individuals working together in groups on specific aspects of the use of evidence based practice within education

Eurydice: Information Network on Education in Europe Information on education systems of European countries

Internet for Education Free training tuorial on using the web to locate education resources

The Cambridge Primary Review  Website linked to the report "Children, their world, their education: final report and recommendations of the Cambridge Primary Review"

Times Educational Supplement Links to TES- jobs, resources and lots more

UNESCO Education The Organization is committed to a holistic and humanistic vision of quality education worldwide, the realization of everyone’s right to education, and the belief that education plays a fundamental role in human, social and economic development.

Centre for Post-14 Education and Work Part of UCL Institute of Education, the Centre aims  to research current and future-oriented perspectives on post-14 education and its role within society.

Excellence Gateway Education and Training Foundation website aiming to enhance the professionalism of the education and training sector.

The Education & Training Foundation The Education and Training Foundation is all about excellence in teaching and learning.It aims

  • To raise the quality and professionalism of teachers and trainers across the FE and training sector.
  • To deliver consistently excellent outcomes for learners and employers
  • To support Colleges and training providers of all types in achieving their own improvement objectives
  • To promote this vibrant sector to employers and national influencers, and raise awareness of its vital role in rebalancing the economy

From Autumn 2014 the IFL(Institute for learning) will become part of the ETF

Learning & Work Institute  A new independent policy and research organisation dedicated to lifelong learning, full employment and inclusion. We bring together over 90 years of combined history and heritage from the ‘National Institute of Adult Continuing Education’ and the ‘Centre for Economic & Social Inclusion’.

National Research and Development Centre NRDC was a national independent centre for adult literacy, numeracy and ESOL. The Centre closed in December 2015 but NRDC’s publications will continue to be accessible through the website for the foreseeable future

Skills Funding Agency is a partner organisation of the Department for Education Their job is to fund and promote adult further education (FE) and skills training in England, including Traineeships and Apprenticeships ,in a way that supports economic growth.

The Wolf Report 2011 Review of Vocational Education by Lord Wolf


British Library : Learning website offers an exciting programme of workshops, activities and resources for schools, teachers and learners of all ages. Explore fascinating topics online or plan a visit

Teachers TV provides access to  instructional videos produced in 2008 by the United Kingdom's Department of Education to train and develop teachers' skills through demonstrations and commentary by teachers, administrators, and other educational experts.

Primary Resources Lesson plans, activity ideas and teaching resources for primary teachers

Schoolzone Resources for primary and secondary schools

Teachers Media delivers over 3500 videos, including the Teachers TV archive and materials for everyone who aspires in education, from trainee and newly qualified teachers, teachers, assistants and support staff to governors, leaders, executives and managers.

Teaching Ideas and Resources Lesson ideas and free resources

Topmarks Free resources and links

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