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Educational Resources for Schools

Page last updated: 13/08/2018

The resources listed on this page are provided by national organisations. This page is intended to help schools source opportunities, resources and services which are provided free of charge*, however it is advisable that schools:

  • Check with the organisation that your requirements can be offered for free before registering your interest. 
  • Research is conducted, including contacting and discussing your requirements with the organisation, before entering any formal agreement or contract for services.
  • All necessary precautions are undertaken, especially if the service is intending to visit your school with your pupils. 
  • Online resources are thoroughly tested for compliance with school policies and software before allowing pupils access to use the resource independently
  • Check that the quality and terms of the resource/service meet requirements, including seeking legal guidance to review any contractual agreements before signing up to them.

Connect Project - Essex (Young Epilepsy)

Young Epilepsy is running a 3-year Big Lottery Funded Project called 'Connect' from January 2015 - January 2018 1:1 sessions and group activities for young people with epilepsy and their parents will be provided to increase students' engagement and participation in school, boost their confidence, goals and aspirations and support to overcome issues more prevalent in young people with epilepsy including anxiety, isolation and depression.

Teachers from any Essex School can make referrals using the referral form and further information can be found in the professionals leaflet.

Young Epilepsy can also provide epilepsy awareness courses for teachers and other professionals.

Contact: Jeanenne Corderoy, Regional Connect Worker, Essex by email: jcorderoy@youngepilepsy.org.uk or on 07825188929.

More Information can be found on the Young Epilepsy Website.​

Dogs Trust offer free educational workshops to primary schools all across Essex

The Dogs Trust education team offers fun, free, interactive workshops that focus on the key themes of 'Responsible Dog Ownership' and 'How to Stay Safe Around Dogs'.  They are linked to the National Curriculum and are aimed at Key Stage 2 learners, with a variety of topics on offer, including 'Evolution and Adaptation, 'A Dog's Senses, and 'Dogs in War' to name but a few.  We also offer whole school assemblies as part of our visit!  There are many free resources for you to use online as well at Learn with Dogs and you can view our FAQ information sheet here for more information.

If your school would like further information on this, or wish to make a booking, please contact:

Maria Gill - Education and Community Manager

Email: maria.gill@dogstrust.org.uk  
Telephone: 020 7812 5263 or 07443 981752
Visit: www.dogstrust.org.uk ​

Crimestoppers

​Crimestoppers has launched a campaign to encourage Essex Residents to speak up about gang-related crime on their streets. 

View the Essex Gangs Campaign information sheet​

E-Safety

Teen Internet Safety Guide 

This guide will give tips, techniques and advice about how to protect teens from a whole host of dangers, including fraud and identity theft. This guide will help teach teens safe social media behaviour and help him/her avoid cyber bullying. Plus, the best ways to safeguard teens from threats posed by email, instant messenger and chat rooms.


Teen Internet Safety: A Parent's Guide

Subjects covered include the dangers of screen addictions, cyberbullying, social media, sexting, digital footprints, and more, providing parents with a valuable and comprehensive toolkit to deal with their children's behaviour on the internet, and to help them navigate safer online lives.​


Essex Safeguarding Children Boards - Web Safety​

It is difficult to supervise children every time they go online but there are things you can do to help keep them safe. The Essex Safeguarding Children Board​ is supporting the NSPCC Share Aware campaign which aims to encourage open and honest conversations between parents and children.


How to Protect your Child on their Smartphone

At the start of the 2014-2015 school year, 59% of UK parents reported that they planned on getting a smartphone for their children. Although smartphones have plenty of apps to entertain children, help them with their homework, and more. But just like anything else that’s connected to the internet, parents/teachers need to make sure children are safe while using smartphones.


Maths Doctor - How to keep your child safe online​​

In today's technologically advanced society, more children are accessing the internet than ever before. According to regulatory officials Ofcom, approximately 82% of 5-7 year olds, 96% of 9-11 year olds and 99% of 12-15 year olds used the internet in 2013. 

A guide has been created to offer parents extensive information on how to keep children safe online. 


20 tips for Parents on Kids Internet Safety
An article focussing on how to protect c​hildren online has been published by Linda Garth and Maria Korolov. 

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Education - Learning and Exploring at Wandlebury County Park for groups of all ages

Wandlebury Country Park, on the edge of Cambridge welcomes visits from groups of all ages. The park is owned by Cambridge Past, Present and Future. The education programme for schools and colleges was established around the start of the millennium and has gone from strength to strength, earning them a prestigious ‘Learning Outside of the Classroom Quality Badge’. While much of the work is focused on wildlife, the environment and geography they also stage history events – drawing on Wandlebury’s Iron Age roots.

Working closely with teachers from local schools an education programme has been devised that is closely aligned to the national curriculum and the learning requirements of children at each of the different key stage phases.
 
For further information visit Cambridge Past, Present & Future 

Essex Police

Essex Police have produced a briefing paper​ relating to the introduction of the Public Protection Operations Centre. This briefing sets out the new process for a Public Protection related referral to Essex Police - these changes took effect from Monday 19 September 2016.

Useful Resources

***Charities may require a discretionary donation, however we will not list on this page any organisation intending to profit from providing services to schools, including using free offers as part of a marketing campaign. If you have any concerns please contact the organisation directly or contact the Schools Communication Team.***

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