- Education Websites A directory of useful sites
- Coram Children's Legal Centre A charity recommended by the Department for Education, which provides "free legal information, advice and representation to children, young people, their families, carers and professionals, as well as international consultancy on child law and children’s rights".
- Department for Education
- OFSTED, the Schools Inspection Body
- Teachernet Government site, loads of news and advice on school issues
- National Curriculum guidelines, targets, notes
- School and College Performance Tables
- State School Inspection Reports
- Local Government Ombudsman
Home schooling is a growing area of enquiry, especially where parents are unable to secure a satisfactory school for their children. Three websites that between them offer a host of practical information:
Special Education Needs
- Independent Panel for Special Education Advice
- British Dyslexia Association
- National Autistic Society
- Dyspraxia Foundation
- National Autistic Society, Kent Branch
Links to Organisations supporting Gifted and Talented Children
- Talented Young People Organisation www.talentedyoungpeople.com
- The National Association for Gifted Children www.nagcbritain.org.uk - Activities for the gifted
- The National Academy for Gifted & Talented Youth www.nagty.ac.uk - Summer Schools, Outreach events. ‘Aspire’ Magazine
- MENSA – The High IQ Society www.mensa.org.uk - Here you can take an IQ test and find out more information about joining MENSA.
- Aquila Magazine www.aquila.co.uk - The fun magazine for children who enjoy a challenge
- Mindsports Worldwide www.msoworld.com - Teach yourself to play games such as Bridge, Chess, Go, Backgammon, Checkers and many more.
- Nrich www.nrich.maths.org - Maths resources for children, parents and teachers to enrich learning.
A fairly political website with educational comment, including Kent issues: Campaign for Real Education