About Off School

We are working with teachers, authors and other colleagues to produce short videos that encourage and inspire children at home. The website provides good quality fun activities and also links families to a wealth of other sites and resources, organised by age group and subject.

Off School is a totally free site and no contributor is being paid for their work. The SDSA is developing, maintaining and managing the site, providing good quality fun activities, as its gift to school families during these unusual times. Please see our activity zone for further details.

About the SDSA

Off School is developed and maintained by the School Development Support Agency (SDSA).

The School Development Support Agency (SDSA) has existed as a not-for-profit organisation supporting schools and children’s services for 20 years. Since our creation we have been commissioned to help schools and children’s services in a number of ways, often supporting networking and communication that sustains partnership working and joint projects. We find that our contribution is more relevant now than ever before.

The trademark of the SDSA’s approach is our conviction that the solutions to most improvement challenges are already to be found in schools, usually close to the ‘front line’. We believe that what the system needs to improve are facilities that enable the effective practice to be shared. The SDSA is therefore proud of its role as a facilitative organisation, rarely ‘standing up at the front as the expert’ but almost always quietly supporting colleagues in well-organised activities to collaborate around a clearly articulated common purpose to address priority needs.

We have a great project management team as well as the group of fantastic associates who work with us. Our ability to call upon such people with specialist expertise and experience make us a unique partner for schools. The SDSA is delighted to help build the improvement capacity of schools wherever we can, especially as they work in groups.

Please get in touch if this Off School initiative or the wider work of the SDSA is of interest to you.