Resources for Parents

Below are a number of resources to help parents and carers with teaching and providing education to their children at home. We are continually updating these resources, so please check back on a regular basis for new information. You may also find some useful resources on the Schools and Colleges resource page on our hub here>

Additional information

Digital devices and connections are essential for students to continue learning at home, so if your child lacks a device please let your school or college know or call the Somerset Coronavirus helpline on 0300 790 6275. 

Latest information for parents and carers about the wider opening of nurseries, schools and colleges, transport, attendance, free school meals and remote education, click here >

What parents and carers need to know about schools, colleges and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak, click here >

For Government information, guidance and support to help primary school children continue their education during coronavirus (COVID-19) here >

For Government information, guidance and support to help secondary school children continue their education during coronavirus (COVID-19) here >

For Government information, guidance and support for parents and carers of children who are learning at home, visit the website here >

Advice for parents and carers looking after children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can be accessed here > 
You find out the latest about what's going on with SEND services in Somerset here >

GOV.UK

GOV.UK
The Department for Education has brought together an list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home. These websites have been identified by some of the country's leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.

Think U Know

Think U Know
Resources and information to provide you with support and resources to help you learn about online safety at home with your child.

Support Services for Education

Support Services for Education
Support Services for Education has collated information and resources to support home learning during school closures.

STEM Learning

STEM Learning
The STEM Learning website offers a wealth of primary resources for learning from home covering science, maths, computing and design technology - plus remotely-delivered, curriculum-linked science lessons for young people aged 5-19 accompanied by live Q&A sessions with our subject experts.

The Skills Toolkit

The Skills Toolkit
The Skills Tool Kit from GOV.UK provides free digital and numeracy courses. You can choose from a selection of high quality courses put together in collaboration with experts. Find a level and time to study that's right for you. The Skills Toolkit makes it easy for you to boost your skills, progress in work and boost your job prospects.

Learn Live UK

Learn Live UK
Learn Live has worked successfully with companies like The BBC, Balfour Beatty, Gatwick Airport, National Apprenticeship Service, Network Rail, IBM and The NHS since 2015 to deliver careers advice, recruitment opportunities and health awareness broadcasts into schools and colleges across the UK.

The World of David Walliams

The World of David Walliams
The World of David Walliams website has a collection of activities inspired by David Walliams tales and characters. The website features free resource packs for each of David Walliams books.

The Maths Factor

The Maths Factor
Carol Vorderman,s The Maths Factor is currently FREE for everyone (usually about £2 per week) to support children's continued learning at home for the duration of the UK Schools closure period. The content is for ages 4 to 12 and matched to the National Curriculum.

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