Support for out of School Learning


This page will collate the SLA resources that are of particular use when working from home. 
These are in addition to our usual provision of Online Courses, Publications, the CPD Library and the support resources and advice line. 

The SLA office is still open, and we are on hand to maintain services. 

You can find a list of resources and platforms which have been made freely available below, as well as information about upcoming events and plans in reaction to the closure of schools. 

We will update this page as needed. Best wishes for you all at this time.

Books and working resources
Books and working resources

Corona Virus - Learning and Working From Home

(See our 2nd page  for book related resources)

Recently added Resources/Activities 

Get Creative 2020 - #GetCreativeAtHome 

Juniper Education - Parent timetables for KS1 & 2 with free events for each day 

Juniper Education - resources for teachers

Juniper Education - homeschooling resources and activities for parents

Generation Lockdown - writing competition for kids aged 7 - 17

Samaritans - launched an online book club to encourage self care & raise funds

Empathy Day - Family resource pack 

British Red Cross - Power of Kindness calendar

British Red Cross - Coronavirus Newsthink 

CLPE - free resources to support literacy teaching with Reception year 1 & year 6 

CLPE - new whole school transition unit to be released in July

Getting ahead in physics Tom Whipple, Science Editor at The Time, introduces the science of radiation without the boring bits!

Natural History Museum & LegoThe LEGO Group and the Natural History Museum are challenging you to predict what life could look like in other parts of the universe. Every Wednesday for 4 weeks they will be introducing a new environment.

Clickviewproviding free access to a selected series of resources to assist teachers, students and also parents at this time.  These include teaching resources to accompany the video content; topics include Ramadan, Wellbeing as well as subject content for primary and secondary levels. No login or passwords required. Any questions please contact Chris

Childnet - film competition for young people deadline 22nd June 2020

BBC Super Movers - active learning resources

Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction - resources, winner announced in June 

Hobbycraft daily #KidsCraftClub - new activity released each day at 11a.m. on Hobbycraft Instagram, Twitter & FaceBook

Papercrafter Magazine - 100s of free crafty downloads including NHS heart & rainbow to colour 

100 Great Black Britons - home school learning competition

National Literacy Trust - Zone In activities for 13+

BT & ITV - tech tips videos

British Library - asking children to write miniature books in lockdown

Homeschooling during Covid-19 - how one family is doing it 

Don't Worry Little Crab - teachers notes written by CLPE

Football School - free download of Ultimate Puzzle Book

Schoolzone - Free Headstart learning activity booklets for KS1 & KS2 Maths & English

Write A Laugh - story competition , Authorfy

Jim Henson talking about creating Muppets 

TedEd - sharing graduation videos , whether that be graduation from primary or secondary school or university 

Map crunch - random worldwide street views
BBC  Bitesize - 14 day sort your life out challenge

BBC Bitesize - ABC of things to do without leaving the house

Think U Know - online safety 

The Reading Journey -  Just Imagine 

Empathy Day online - 9th June

Hay Festival Digital - 22 - 31st May

Barrington Stoke - Home School Help for Lockdown for dyslexic readers

Resources for educators/students/parents 

All Digital School - community of educators & directory of resources
Audiopi - free access to over 2000+ educational podcasts
BBC Bitesize - daily online lessons & activities
BBC fake news - Coronavirus resource
BBC School Radio - English resources 
Brittanica School Resources - schools can have generic trial access to the Britannica school resource here with this login:ID -digitallearning Password - research. Alternatively they can sign up for an individual school access here
Canva - create posters, booklets etc free educational account 
Carel Press Spelling Challenge Quizzes - free to use at home on a single device
Career Soundbites - informational videos from Siddiqui Education 
Department of Education -  resource list 
Julieanne Devlin - Deputy Principal sharing daily tips & ideas
Digimap for Schools - free access until 31.7.20
Disney Lion King - online children's theatre course
Disney Theatrical - free education resources 
Education Platform - Copyright Licensing Agency, access to digital versions of books, allowing teaching staff to copy and share up to 5% of a book in line with the CLA copyright licence
Ed Tech Impact - list of companies with special offers
Elsa support - free resources 
Exact Editions - have partnered with 8 publishers to offer schools free access to the digital archives of their magazines until the 1st Oct 2020. The participating magazines are: Chemistry World, New Internationalist, Geographical Prospect, The Biologist, Resurgence & Ecologist, BBC History Magazine, BBC Music Magazine, BBC Science Magazine, The World Today. To access these free resources email
Farming STEMterprise - free online workshop
Girls Who Code - at home activities
Google 3D animals - on a mobile device go to google, search on an animal (e.g.tiger, penguin) then click on View in 3D
Government - Financial support for education, early years & children's social care
Government - Guidance for special schools, specialist colleges, local authorities & any other settings managing children/young people with complex special educational needs & disability
Guardian teaching resources - news journalism teaching ideas & activities 
Guardian - news literacy teaching ideas for primary teachers/students/families
Guardian - primary news activity , finding the 5 Ws
Guardian - news and media teaching ideas for secondary teachers/students/families
Guardian - printable front page template
Historical Association - resource sharing hub for home learning
Ideas Roadshow's IBDP Portal - digital resources for students & teachers in the IB's Diploma Programme 
Institute of Education - List of over 50 free online learning resources to help children continue their learning at home, organised by primary / secondary / subject
Interactive PDF 'What do you want to do today?' - shared with permission from Amy Lloyd, Bacons College 
Interactive PDF 'Help & Advice for Education Staff'  shared with permission from Amy Lloyd, Bacons College
Interactive PDF 'Help and Advice for Parents/Carers' - shared with permission from Amy Lloyd, Bacons College
Into Film - best family films to stream at home
Library of Congress - including Dav Pilkey at home videos
London CLC - home learning: helpful links for parents 
Massolit - over 3000 lectures for older students
Microsoft Education/BBC Learning - Media literacy programme
Natural History Museum - resources and facts 
Newswise - unit of work on news literacy
Northern Gas - Safety Seymour, resources for younger children on the topic of carbon monoxide safety 
Oak National Academy - online lessons 
Off School - website of teaching ideas endorsed by Steve Skidmore
Oliver are offering three months free trial of Wheelers ebooks to their customers - email for details
Open Culture - list of free online courses , audiobooks & much more
Our Corona Diary - author site encouraging children to keep a diary
Primary Stars maths year 1 & 2
Q-files are offering free access to the end of July. Find out more about Q-files here. Email them at to get an access link.
Radioblogging - daily shows from Pie Corbett, Deputy Mitchell, Ian Rockey & Russell Prue
Royal Institution - science videos
School Library Journal - free tools for learning and teaching online list 
Teach from Home - temporary hub of resources & tools for teachers from Google
The School Trip - collection of resources by subject 
Southampton University - National Cipher Challenge
Stephen Heppell - online learning 
Stonewall - free home learning packs
The Bestiary - drawing lessons & free downloadable nature images from illustrator Ben Rothery
The Day Home - children's online newspaper , free at the moment
Twinkl - use code UKTWINKLEHELPS
West Mercia Search & Rescue - free online water safety course
What on Earth Books - Non fiction colouring sheets & resources

Youtube (lessons)

Football School Friday - event every Friday at 10a.m. 
Reading Rocks at Home - lessons on YouTube
The Training Space - sentence stacker writing lessons 
Write with Rachel - teen creative writing lessons


Josh Gad (Frozen's voice of Olaf) sharing stories 
Sir Patrick Stewart - reading a Shakespeare sonnet a day online

Home learning and online collaboration sites

CPD, Experiences & Leisure

Andrew Lloyd Webber - streaming one of his musicals each week, YouTube
Andrew Lloyd Webber - sharing a sing along video each day, Facebook
Bolshoi Ballet - ballet videos on Youtube
Cirque du Soleil - 60 minute special performance
Feverup - London experiences from home list 
Frida Kahlo - virtual tour of her home, Casa Azul
Just Imagine - free webinars 
King's Cross at Home - recipes, live exercise sessions etc 
Mail Rail - virtual trip on the old underground mail system 
Rameses Tomb - virtual tour 
Yellowstone National Park - Old Faithful livestream

Weekend Course

Many people have understandably been asking about the weekend course, and whether it's going ahead. At the moment, the plan is to continue as usual, but we are monitoring the situation closely. We realise this uncertainity may hamper people's ability to book, so we have created an 'Expression of Interest' form  which allows you to benefit from the Early Bird discount (if signed up before 31st March) even if you don't book until closer to the date.