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Source of Help and Advice

The Connexions website will help Year 9 students to work through the options available.

There is also information for parents to help their children make subject choices at www.connexions-direct.com/index.cfm?pid=206 in Arabic, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Mandarin Chinese, Punjabi, Somali, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese.

The Don't Stop website will help students to find out more about going to university.

The government's Parentscentre website has a number of publications giving information to parents.

The Learning Journey produced by the DCSF for Key Stage 4 gives information about the choices to be made. Short versions are available in Bengali, Chinese, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Somali, Turkish, Urdu or Vietnamese by telephoning the orderline on 08000 96 66 26.

Parentline Plus offers support to anyone parenting a child. The website has useful information and a message board that lets you talk to other parents.

The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority maintains and develops the National Curriculum. The website has information and responses to frequently-asked questions.

The Advisory Centre for Education offers information about state education in England and Wales for parents of school age children. They have a general advice line 0808 800 5793, an exclusion information line 020 7704 9822 and an exclusion advice line 0808 800 0327.

National Black Boys Can Association, a national organisation that supports Black boys between the ages of 9 and 16, has a handbook, Empowering Black Parents to Empower Their Sons (www.blackboyscan.co.uk).

Friends, Families and Travellers gives advice and information to Travellers, whether traditional or new, settled or on the road. Telephone 01273 234 777.

The Refugee Council has advice lines providing impartial advice on the asylum process, support and entitlements to refugees and asylum seekers. Telephone for general enquiries, 020 7346 6700.

The Real Histories Directory supports teachers, parents and the wider community in teaching and learning about cultural diversity in the UK.