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This section provides a list of resources and information. Each resource has been classified according to the category heading.

This new hub is an exciting network of organisations working together to improve and support access to music for young people age 5 to 18 in Lewisham. 

LRMN offers free, independent and confidential advice and information on issues such as immigration, health, housing, education, welfare benefits, training and employment.

These are the term dates for Lewisham schools in the academic year 2014-15 as published by Lewisham Council.

These are the Lewisham Schools term dates for the academic year 2015/16 as published by Lewisham Council

Lewisham School term dates for the academic year 2017/18

Lewisham has a number of teaching schools alliances. Find out more about teaching schools and what the alliances in Lewisham do on this page.

Kevin Sheehan, Head of Strategy London Borough of Lewisham, made a presentation titled Lewisham Today to the Lewisham Strategic Partnership board, which provides demographic information on matters such as employment rates, education and health in Lewisham and London.

Lewisham's Arts and Resilience Community of Practice compiled a Toolkit for those who are interested in how arts practice can build resilience in young people. Image created by Tea Dance for Little People/Creative Homes

Some interesting links for information and resources on Literacy

Useful websites, blogs and twitter accounts for people wanting to share information, find out what is going on locally and learn what different groups, organisations and people are doing within Lewisham.

A New Direction acts as Arts Council England's 'Bridge organisation' for London, connecting young people with great arts and culture.

When marketing your events or services locally there are several different media that will help you reach children and young people.

The Mayor’s Youth Task Force, led by Pete Walsh, ex head teacher of Forest Hill School, met during 2010 and published its final report to the Mayor and Cabinet on 19th January 2011.

This short handbook on measuring well-being is produced by the Centre for Well-being at nef (the new economics foundation), and is designed primarily for voluntary organisations and community groups delivering projects and services, to help them kick-start the process of measuring well-being outcomes.

“A pioneering methodology that enables a wide range of organisations and programmes to identify and demonstrate their impact on mental well-being”

NCVO Charities Evaluation Services is a leading evaluation consultancy for the voluntary sector.

With unprecedented difficulties facing the voluntary and community sector as a result of recent funding decisions, it is vital that organisations across England are able to challenge bad funding practice, and work in partnership to develop and design better policies and services.

The report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills

Organisations who are researching the impacts for arts, education and culture, with interesting information, resources, reports and articles.

A brief run through of trusts, unincorporated associations, company limited by guarantee and charitable incorporated organisations.

From lesson and resource ideas to behaviour management techniques, this Guardian article explores how Pinterest offers a wide range of support and inspiration for teachers with young students.

Youth Music has created a practical guide for all those planning or running a music-making project for children and young people. This guide will help you through your entire project, from the initial proposal right through to sharing your findings.

Lewisham Today

by Kevin Sheehan

Head of Strategy, London Borough of Lewisham. 7 June 2010

The Arts council  and Voluntary Arts Network have both published handbooks giving guidance on how to organise an event.

Individuals and small organisations may have little experience of developing a business plan, feel daunted at the prospect and be unsure of what information is required or how to present it. Funding organizations will want to know who you are, what you want to do, how you want to do it, where the money/resources will be coming from and finally, when and how the money will be spent.