Dudley Performing Arts
The Dudley Performing Arts Home Page with information about Music Tuition
Contact information for Dudley Nursery, Primary, Secondary and Special Schools and the Short Stay School Service.
The Local Offer and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Information about how children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities are supported in Dudley.
Dudley SENDIASS (Formerly the Dudley Parent Partnership)
Support and advice for parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs.
Dudley Counselling Service
A counselling service dedicated to the needs of children and young people in Dudley.
These pages offer some useful information of what services Dudley Libraries has to offer you, and the children you care for.
Department for Education Website
Government policies and initiatives in education.
DfE Information about Children in Care
Information about the Government's strategy for protecting and providing for children in care.
Directgov Education and Learning
Advice for parents and carers to help support children and young people's education and learning.
BBC Guidance on education for Parents and Carers
BBC guide for parents and carers to help support children's education and learning.
BBC CBeebies for Parents
Advice on how to make the best use of the BBC online resources and ideas for supporting the learning of young children.
Hundreds of free, printable, fun activities and worksheets that cover child development and education from birth to 11 years. Covers subjects from the National Curriculum but also provides additional materials to help support children at home including rewards charts and children's savings advice. It also incorporates links to discounted children's activities, attractions and competitions.
Scope provides comprehensive advice and support for families with children who have learning difficulties or disabilities.
The School Run
Advice and links to free web sites and resources to help parents and carers support children aged 3 to 14 with their education, health and general well-being. Includes support materials for SATS and advice and articles on children's behaviour, dyslexia and autism.
Useful guidance for parents, carers and teachers in choosing appropriate books for children and ideas on how to support children with their reading. It includes sections on supporting reluctant readers and suggestions for books which can be used to support children who are dealing with specific issues such as self-esteem, adoption, death etc
This is a straightforward site with descriptions of a large number of children’s books grouped by author and Title. It also includes reviews sent in by children and a useful “Book Chooser” if you are struggling to find the right book for your children to read.
Basic introduction to using a computer and the internet. Includes interactive short courses and guidance on using email, shopping online, social media, safety and privacy.
The Children's Society Black Country Advocacy Service
Freephone: 0800 652 3839
Tel: 01902 877563
The Children's Society
Black Country Advocacy Service, The Workspace, All Saints Road, Wolverhampton, WV2 1EL
The Who Cares? Trust
The Who Cares? Trust is a voice and a champion for children and young people in the UK living in care. The web site provides a range of information and practical advice for young people in care as well as resources for carers and other professionals who support looked after children.
A free anonymous confidential website where young people aged 11-25 can go for help.
Online Counselling from specially trained therapists and advice workers
Advice and guidance
Information about what's going on in the local area
The facility for young people to write blogs or magazine articles
Cruse Bereavement RD4U
RD4U is a website developed by Cruse Bereavement Care's Youth Involvement Project which aims to support young people, after the death of someone close to them.
Skill for Disabled Students
Skill Help line has a new home with the Disability Alliance. It provides support and information for disabled students. It can offer on line information to for disabled students, families and carers and professionals, factsheets and a helpline/email advice service. It also offers help on education, training and employment.
The help line is open Tuesdays 11:30 -1:30 and Thursdays 1:30 - 3:30; tel: 0800 328 5050 or email skill4disabled firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colourful interactive educational activities for younger children.
A comprehensive range of interactive activities and information appropriate for all ages and all areas of the national Curriculum.
Mangahigh's scientific maths games bring maths games to life! Try them now and find out what all the fuss is about. Fun problem solving maths for secondary age children.
New York Philharmonic Orchestra Kids Zone
Great fun is to be had on this site. It includes listening to different orchestral instruments playing the same tune, composing simple tunes and various games using different musical instruments.
Free & fun Science resources for children, young people, teachers and parents.
Up to Ten
A range of colourful educational games and activities for early years children
See cool and crazy stuff from museums and galleries around the UK
Tate Kids will bring art to life for your children aged 4-13 with its exciting and interactive activities. There are also crafty activities to do offline in Tate Create. Tate Kids supports aspects the art curricula in the UK, but also has relevance to English, Design and Technology and ICT.
E-Learning for Kids
Free online activities for all ages covering English, maths, science, computer skills and life skills
Site which enables users to program their own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share their creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.
Alice is a 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is freely available and allows students to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games. In Alice, 3-D objects (e.g., people, animals, and vehicles) populate a virtual world and students create a program to animate the objects.
Useful resource for GCSE English revision. Englishbiz is an educational web site created, written and run by an English teacher. It consists of a series of web pages that provide up-to-date help. The focus is on the skills of analysis and writing, rather than on individual texts.
National Geographic (Kids)
A range of high quality resources including games, videos, fun-facts, crafts and activities relating to animals, countries, science and world events and features.
Careers info for young people (select 'Careers Gateway' for careers information)
Careers information (select 'Career Bytes' for careers information)
For information on hundreds of online courses to help you improve your IT skills, office skills, maths, English and many more. Tel: 0800 100 900
Money to Learn
Government site about financial support on offer for 16 -18 year olds.
UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service)
Advice, application information and help with course searches. Tel: 01242 222444 Minicom: 01242 544942
Information on Apprenticeships and national vacancies online
Information on training, education and job opportunities
The National Careers Service
The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities.