On this page you will find links to resources to support learning at home as well as guidance for if you are considering elective home education.

Home Learning Resources

Are you looking for resources to support your child’s learning at home? The following links may be of interest to highlight resources created to support children’s learning.

Primary and Secondary lessons from Oak National Academy

Oak National Academy is a collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it was created in response to the coronavirus lockdown. Get free access video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. All of the lessons are ordered so your child can learn along a clear plan.

Oak National Academy
Screenshot of the Government-backed Oak Academy online teaching resources and high-quality lessons.

Primary and secondary lessons from BBC Teach

Whether you’re at home or at school, you can use BBC Teach for free. Home to thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos, arranged by age group and subject.

BBC Teach

SEND support from Chatter Pack

Chatter Pack is offering a free and very comprehensive online Home Learning Resources list for schools and families – including websites offering resources for those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Chatter Pack
Image of the Chatter Pack logo for downloadable educational resources

Elective Home Education

For Service families considering educating their children at home, the Education Advisory Team (EAT, part of Defence Children Services) are able to provide guidance and advice on elective home education. The EAT can be contacted via email at: RC-DCS-HQ-EAT@mod.gov.uk.

Elective home education in England

The Department for Education has published guidance on Elective home education for parents. It is non-statutory, and has been produced to help parents understand their obligations and rights in relation to elective home education.

Elective Home Education in the Devolved Administrations

  • The Welsh Government has produced guidance for parents and carers who are considering Elective home education for their child(ren) in Wales.
  • The Scottish Government have published Home education guidance for parents and local authorities on home education.
  • For guidance on Elective Home Education in Northern Ireland, please contact the Children’s Education Support Officer located within 38 (Irish) Brigade who can be contacted via email at: RC-AWS-N-38X-0mailbox@mod.gov.uk.