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Wednesday, 3 October 2023

Schools contacts

Useful organisations for people with children at school or about to start at school

BBC Learning

Contact details for BBC Learning.

City & Guilds

Contact details for City & Guilds, a leading provider of vocational qualifications.


Contact details for Estyn, which aims to raise standards and quality of education and training in Wales through inspection and advice.


Contact details for GovernorLine, a free advice line offering information and support to governors across all aspects of school life.

Independent Schools Council Information Service (ISCIS)

Contact details for ISCIS, with eight regional offices providing a central information service for parents interested in an independent school education for their children.

John Catt's Schoolsearch

Contact details for John Catt's Schoolsearch, which is principally engaged in the management of schools, the publication of educational guides and magazines, and providing ICT services to schools.

Local authorities

Your local authority will have a department which deals with local education issues – formerly called the ‘Local Education Authority’ or ‘LEA’.

National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations

Contact information for the National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations, which represents parents and teachers through PTAs.

National Literacy Trust

Contact details for the National Literacy Trust, which provides information on literacy issues and research.

National Parent Partnership Network

Contact information for the National Parent Partnership Network, a national organisation supporting and enabling parents and carers of children with special educational needs.

Sure Start

Contact information for Sure Start, a government programme that aims to achieve better outcomes for children, parents and communities.

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