Education

Here we have listed some useful contact details for educational organisations. 

If there are any inaccurate details please get in touch with Helpline@ndcs.org.uk

 

 

Advisory Centre for Education

ACE provided independent advice on state education for children between 5-16 (England/Wales only). Their Helpline closed in October 2012 but they are continuing to provide information and advice through their website. They also provide education training to professionals.

Advisory Centre for Education
36 Nicolay
London
N19 3EZ
Email: enquiries@ace-ed.org.uk
Web:
www.ace-ed.org.uk

British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (BAToD)

Professional association of teachers of deaf people. Provides information, advice, training and education and runs conferences and workshops. Produces a magazine and 'Deafness and Education International'- a refereed journal.

21, Keating Close
Rochester
Kent ME1 1EQ
Tel: 0845 643 5181
Email: exec@batod.org.uk
Web: www.batod.org.uk

Deaf Education Through Listening and Talking

DELTA is a nationwide support group of teachers and parents of deaf children. DELTA provides support, information and advice to guide parents in helping their children develop normal speech and to live independently within a hearing society. There are regional branches that hold regular meetings and conferences. DELTA also runs courses for parents and families including summer schools for parents with hearing impaired children.

The Con Powell Centre
Alfa House
Molesey Road
Walton on Thames
Surrey
KT12 3PD
Tel: 0845 1081437
Email: enquiries@deafeducation.org.uk
Web: www.deafeducation.org.uk

Department for Education

Site of the government department responsible for education and schools. 

Department of Education
Castle View House
East Lane
Runcorn
WA7 2GJ
Tel: 0370 000 2288
Web: www.education.gov.uk

 

Disability Rights UK

They can provide advice to disabled students who are studying in England and support students who are studying in Wales and Scotland with general information on the Equality Act, welfare benefits and access to Higher Education. They also give advice on post-16 education and training enquiries from disabled students or professionals working with disabled students. 

Tel: 0800 328 5050
Email: skill4disabledstudents@disabilityrightsuk.org  
Web: www.disabilityrightsuk.org

Education Otherwise

This is a UK-based membership organisation which provides support and information for families whose children are being educated outside school, and for those who wish to uphold the freedom of families to take proper responsibility for the education of their children.

PO Box 325
Kings Lynn
Norfolk
PE34 3XW
Tel: 0845 478 6345
Email: via online form
Web: www.educationotherwise.net

Gabbitas

Established for over 125 years, Gabbitas is uniquely placed to offer parents and students friendly, independent, expert advice on the selection of suitable schools and on all stages of education, from pre-school to post-university, as well as jobhunting and careers. Each year Gabbitas helps thousands of parents and students in the UK and abroad.

Gabbitas Educational Consultants

Norfolk House
30 Charles II Street
London
SW1Y 4AE
Tel: 020 7734 0161
Fax: 020 7437 1764
Email:
 via online form
Web: www.gabbitas.co.uk

Independent Panel of Special Education Advice

A registered charity offering a free and independent advice and advocacy service for parents of children with special educational needs.

With offices UK wide representing England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Hunters Court
Dedden Road
Salfron Walden
CB11 4AA
Tel: 0800 0184016
Email:
ipsea.info@intamail.com
Web: www.ipsea.org.uk

ITV Signed Stories

The Signed Stories website is making hundreds of children’s stories accessible in British Sign Language (BSL), as well as with text, pictures and sound.

The site aims to help improve the literacy of deaf children nationwide by allowing them to share in the joy of storytelling. It’s also designed to provide useful advice and guidance for the parents, carers and teachers of deaf children; and for the deaf parents of hearing children.

The London Television Centre
Upper Ground
London
Gateshead
SE1 9LT
Tel: 08448 814 150
Web: www.signedstories.com

Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ)


Provides an opportunity for debate and information exchange amongst awarding bodies, enables collective responses to national issues and facilitates collective discussion with teachers and other stakeholders.

JCQ

6th Floor
29 Great Peter Street
London
SW1P 3LW
Tel: 020 7638 4132
Fax: 020 7374 4343
Email: info@jcq.org.uk
Web: www.jcq.org.uk

National Association for Special Educational Needs

Promotes the development of children and young people with special educational needs and supports those who work with them. Organises local, regional and national events throughout the UK, publishes four journals, a magazine and a wide range of publications.

NASEN House
Amber Close
Amington Tamworth
Staffordshire
B77 4RP
Tel: 01827 311500
Fax: 01827 313005
Email: welcome@nasen.org.uk
Web: www.nasen.org.uk

Pre-School Learning Alliance

The leading educational charity specialising in the early years, providing practical support to over 15,000 early years settings and nearly 800,000 young children and their families each year. Supports the active involvement of parents in their children's early education and offers a range of products and services including specialist publications, childcare provision, information and advice, quality assurance, campaigning, research, training and family programmes.

The Fitzpatrick Building
188 York Way
London
N7 9AD
Tel: 020 7697 2599
Fax: 020 7700 0324
Email:
via online form
Web: www.pre-school.org.uk

Rathbone

Rathbone is a charity working in Scotland, England and Wales, giving young people who are experiencing significant disadvantages the right opportunities to learn and to achieve. We do this through our 69 centres and projects. Supporting over 12,000 young people and adults every year.

Fourth Floor
Churchgate House
56 Oxford Street
Manchester M1 6EU
Tel: 0800 731 5321
Fax: 0161 238 6356
Web: www.rathboneuk.org

SKILL – National Bureau for Students with Disabilities

Skill was a national voluntary organisation that aimed to develop opportunities for people with disabilities and learning difficulties in post-16 education, training, employment and volunteering. In April 2011 Skill closed but their information resources remain on line. Disability Rights UK (www.disabilityrightsuk.org) have also taken over some of their services including updated information booklets and a Helpline service.   

Web: www.skill.org.uk

Voice it! Education

Innovative Educational Resources that help Youth Workers, Teachers and Trainers bring out the potential of every young person.

The Voice it! Education
8 Linen Way
Bath
BA1 6BZ
Tel: 0870 609 4634
Email: happyto help@voiceit.com
Web: www.voiceit.com