|Education Related Links|
Advisory Centre for Education (ACE) - A national charity which provides independent advice for parents and carers of children aged 5-16 in state-funded education.
Children's Education Advisory Service (CEAS) - A tri-Service organisation funded by the MOD. Provides information and support to Service families on all aspects of the education of their children in the UK and overseas. The Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP) is the focal point for all matters relating to Service children and young people. The Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS) is an integral part of DCYP providing, on DCYP’s behalf, information, advice and support about Service children and young people’s issues.
Childcare Vouchers - Childcare vouchers are a government initiative designed to help working parents pay for childcare. You can convert part of your salary into vouchers saving the tax and National Insurance you would normally pay on that amount. Sodexo run the Armed Forces Childcare Voucher Scheme.
Direct Gov - Government website, which lists schools, nurseries and childcare facilities throughout the country.
Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP) - A focal point for all matters relating to children and young people who belong to the Armed Forces community, at home and overseas.
HIVE Information Service - Contact your nearest HIVE to find out about education, childcare and support facilities in your local area.
Independent Panel for Special Education Advice – Offers free and independent legal advice and support in England and Wales.
Learn Direct – Adult education courses and qualifications.
MOD website – An excellent and comprehensive source of information on all education issues.
Naval Education and Training Service (NETS) - There are NETS Learning Centres in the three main Naval Bases; Portsmouth, Devonport and Clyde (Faslane) with a satellite centre in Rosyth. These centres offer a range of facilities for Service personnel and their families.
Ofsted - Education Regulatory Body (School Inspection Reports).
Plymouth Locality and Schools Out – This is a useful website run by the Plymouth Parent Partnership, which is full of information on events and services in the Plymouth area. It holds a directory covering numerous subjects such as childcare and support groups. The website offers advice on local schooling options and several schools have their own page to inform parents of latest news.
Service Children's Education (SEN) - Providing education for Service children outside of the UK.
SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association) - Helpful information on special needs and disabilities.
Sure Start - ChildcareLink – Provides information on different types of childcare and early education facilities in your local area.
The Care Commission – Regulators of all Childcare and Early Education providers in Scotland.
The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) – Leads work across Government to improve outcomes for children, including work on children’s health and child poverty.
The Independent Schools Directory – Provides a comprehensive list of Independent Schools in the UK and reviews of their performance.
The Independent Schools Inspectorate – Access the inspection reports of Independent Schools.
The UK Boarding Schools Directory & Guide – For information on boarding schools in the UK.