Frequently Asked Questions

Can I upload content to the site if I am not an Off School film maker?

Yes - films, resources and recommendations for websites can come from any individual, school or organisation. However, they will need to match the descriptions found on the upload page.

Can I upload content if I am not a teacher?

Yes, we welcome content from any individual, school or organisation. However, they will need to match the descriptions found on the upload page.

Can I upload film that have children in?

Yes, however by submitting a film you are confirming that you have the full consent of the parent/carer of any child featured in the film and that you consent to the film being shared across social media platforms. You will be asked to declare this when you upload a film.

How long after I have uploaded content will it appear on the website?

It should take 2 working days for all content to be quality assured, catalogued and made live for viewing. However, depending on the quantity of content received, it may take slightly longer.

What do I do if I have uploaded a film/resource/recommended a website more than 2 working days ago and it has still not appeared on the site?

This may have simply been an oversight on our part, however please contact us via the contact page to discuss the content as there may have been reasons as to why we were unable to include it on the site.

Who do I contact if something has gone wrong?

Get in touch via the contact page.

How do I become an Off School film maker?

You can submit your interest via the Film Makers page or you can contact ellen.lee@sdsa.net for more information.

Can I download films from the Off School site?

No, all films are the property of Off School and should be streamed directly from the website.

Can I request specific topics to be covered by the Off School film makers?

Yes, you can request specific content via the contact page or you can email ellen.lee@sdsa.net directly.

How do I flag up inappropriate content?

Either send us a direct message via the contact page or you can email ellen.lee@sdsa.net if you prefer.

How is Off School being provided free of charge?

The School Development Support Agency (SDSA) is dedicating its resources to develop and maintain Off School as part of its contribution to support schools and families. Off School Film Makers are contributing their work without cost.

How do I find out more about the SDSA?

You can visit https://sdsa.net/ and take a look around our website.