Libraries have a wealth of information and resources for home educated families. Families who are registered with the Local Authority can benefit from an offer that we have secured with the library service, specifically for home educated families to have additional rights when borrowing library books.
Information and resources the library can offer ranging from:
- Library services 5- 16 years of age
- Book Start
- Special Educational Needs
- Stories in other languages
Sport and physical education
Cambridgeshire County Council recognises that home educated children may enjoy taking part in physical activity and participating in team sport.
Below are links to websites which you may find useful. Please note that the services below are not linked in any way to Cambridgeshire County Council and is not a comprehensive list:
- Living Sport is the Active Partnership for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. They are a charity with the aim of improving the health, happiness and wellbeing of the people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough by inspiring them to get active.
- Sport England website provides tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active in and around your home
- Physical Education at Home information on learn-together website for children to access physical education in the home.
Below are links to opportunities for young people for funding and youth involvement led by Living Sport:
Cambridgeshire Traveller Health Team
Cambridgeshire Traveller Health Team have two new GRT Education Support Officers in their team, Beatrice White & Jo Chisholm.
Beatrice will cover Fenland and East Cambs and be contacted on 07501 508422 or email email@example.com and Jo will cover South Cambs, City & Hunts and can be contacted on 07501 508438 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
They have both worked with the GRT community for several years in Cambridgeshire and bring a superb wealth of knowledge and skills to the team. Their main priority is to support Gypsy Traveller families in Cambridgeshire accessing education and services.
Peterborough United Foundation
Peterborough United Foundation is the charitable arm of the Peterborough United Football Club. Peterborough United Foundation deliver projects across 4 key themes: Sports Participation, Social Inclusion/Community Cohesion, Health and Education. The Foundation are dedicated to supporting and offering inclusive, fun and engaging sport activities such as football, cricket and rugby.
For more information please see link below:
Getting Ready for Change – Year 11
Preparing for adulthood is a time of important change for young people. For some, this could mean entering the world of work or leaving formal education; for others this might be starting a training course, furthering studies or even living away from home. For most, there will be an increased responsibility for managing their day-to-day lives, including their health and wellbeing.
Our ‘Getting Ready for Change’ (GR4C) Year 11 questionnaire is aimed at young people aged 15-16 and encourages them to consider some health-related topics to identify where they could benefit from support.
By completing the interactive digital questionnaire, they will be given a download summary of their answers, with individualised links to further information which they might find useful.
They will also receive advice regarding where to access further help.
The questionnaire is anonymous and takes 10-15 minutes to complete. You will be asked to provide your home postcode and school attended (select elected home educated). This information allows us to develop our service around the needs of the children and young people in our communities.