The Hub has created a portal for learning and training resources that can be used by teachers and shared with parents, children and young people at this time.
Creative resources during school closures
General resources which will ensure creativity remains central to children’s learning at home or at school.
Hungry Little Minds
Simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five
Make your own mini garden
Inspired by William Morris's love of nature, our latest family activity sheet shows you how to make your own mini gardenInspired by William Morris's love of nature, our latest family activity sheet shows you how to make your own mini garden.
Don't forget to share your creations with us using #WMGfamilies
The William Morris Gallery at home
The Gallery may be closed, but families can still take part in learning activities. While the museum is unable to open there will be regularly posting activities to make and do together.
Promoting learning at home during school closures
As we are aware, children won’t be in school for some time, and it will be longer before they return to normal. We can continue children’s education at home.
The Education Endownment Foundation (EEF) have looked at research to help teachers achieve the best for the children they teach.
Stepping into Leadership BAME programme
Applications have opened for our Teach London ‘Stepping into Leadership’ programme. This aims to equip minority ethnic teachers with the leadership skills, personal confidence and professional networks to make a successful application for promotion.
It is funded by the GLA and free to attend. The programme is delivered by London South Teaching School Alliance. Applications are welcomed from across London.
STEM webinar series
The new STEM webinar series has been created to support teachers, parents and students during the school closures. The Mayor is committed to improving access to high-quality STEM education and the goal for these online sessions is to enable everyone to keep learning from home.
On our new webinars webpage, you’ll be able to find all the info on and recordings of past and future webinars. Last week’s webinar on ‘Planning and assessment in light of school closures’ had 160 attendees.
On 13 May, the webinar is on ‘Intro to Primary Computing’. It will explore the computing curriculum for Key Stage 1 and 2 in England and the support, resources and free CPD that is available for teachers and schools.
Also, the Mayor’s London Scientist webpage is revamped with more info regarding school closures and ideas for doing CREST awards and STEM from home.
London Learning at Home
The London Curriculum team has reached out across the city to bring together free learning and cultural offers that children can access from home. This aims to support teachers and parents during this challenging time, and ensure that young Londoners still feel connected to the incredible people, places and culture of their city.
The new searchable webpage focusses on London-specific offers, which add to the national list of online education resources published by the Department for Education.
You can search by age range, subject, key stage and organisation to find what you need. We know this can be a busy time for families and teachers, so we also asked organisations to estimate the level of adult supervision required:
Music resources for all pupils
The Music Service has lots of ideas to inspire musical activities for all ages at home. Browse the site to find resources to help create music, have a singalong, play games, discover new music to watch and listen to, and much more.
Suntrap Film competition
Looking to set your pupils a challenge? Suntrap Forest Centre has launched an exciting new film making competition for all Waltham Forest children and young people (16 and under).
Waltham Forest Cuture resources
Waltham Forest Council has commissioned lots of virtual creative activities for all ages. Resource produced for London Borough of Culture 2019 can be found here including a wide range arts, environmental and history based topics.
Stephen Lawrence Day - Home Resources
Kooth Training Webinar - Primary School Staff
An opportunity for Primary school teaching staff to be trained on Kooth, which is part of Waltham Forest's Digital Mental health and well-being Initiative to ensure that young people who do not meet the threshold for face to face wellbeing services and/or those that experience significant barriers to accessing wellbeing support, have an evidence based, safe, therapeutic platform they can access from the comfort of their own home.
DfE Online Resources for Schools
The DfE have brought together an initial list of free online educational resources to help children to learn at home.
Stonewall - Best practice, toolkits and resources
Stonewall has recently launched several new resources for schools, colleges and settings.
Suntrap at Home
Finding yourself in need of some new inspiration for things to do with children at home? Suntrap have produced a whole range of fun, educational ideas you can do with your children safely at home. If you have a garden, a balcony, no space, loads of space we'll keep your imaginations flowing. If it's raining or the sun is out, we've got your day covered with activities to add some magic to your days. All with a focus on nature and the environment.