Home schooling resources for parents, teachers and SENCos

There are lots of resources and activity ideas available for parents/carers to occupy their young child or children at home. We have listed some below as a helpful starting point.

Early Years

General education resources

  • Chatter Pack - comprehensive list of resources for home learning for all age groups.
  • STEM learning - free home learning resources for primary to post 16.
  • BBC Bitesize - the BBC Learning suite of activity sites with links to much more (pre-school to Post 16)
  • Audible - free Audio books
  • Twinkl Home Learning Hub - home school resources, printables, book readings, live lessons, positive news updated daily



  • Lift Lessons - offering free resources to parents and schools and they’re amazing for science vocabulary.

SEN resources

  • Chatter Pack - list of FREE Speech, Language, communication and SEND resources for schools and parent/carers
  • Do2Learn - resources for learning at home including fine motor skill development, language development and visual discrimination
  • SEN Teacher - teaching resources that are free to share and use at school and at home
  • Books beyond - support for reading for all SEN
  • Simultaneous Oral spelling (Word document) - multi-sensory spelling techniques
  • Spelling Support Strategies (PDF) ­- synthetic phonics approach to spelling

Sports and drama

  • Cosmic Kids - offering yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed especially for kids aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world
  • Joe Wickes Body Coach - workouts for all ages at home
  • Drama Geezers - drama games every day

Social stories

Mental health and well-being

General parental resources

  • Balancing home schooling and working 
  • Home of Family Links - excellent support for families of all ages. Free downloads for parents to download on choices & consequences, making family rules, time to calm down and active ignoring. They also have activities to do and printable kindness charts.
  • Parents and carers CEOP Education - helps parents, carers, teachers and others keep children safe from sexual abuse, offering learning activities, advice and support for children and young people aged 4-18 and their families.

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