The RADE Centre
The Rights and Diversity Education (RADE) Centre, located in Eastleigh, provides resource enrichment and curriculum training and advice across the Equalities and United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child agendas. The RADE Centre is a prime source of support for teachers keen to develop work in RRR (Rights, respect and responsibilities, which includes gender and disability), equalities, cultural diversity, race equality and the global dimension.
We take a lead in tackling difficult issues while being reactive to a changing educational environment. We know that promoting equity and respect improves levels of attainment and participation for all pupils.
What services does the RADE Centre provide?
- Extensive range of teaching packs on all National Curriculum topics.
- Up-to-date collection of published reference material, especially books, posters and packs.
- Teaching materials for use at KS1 to KS4.
- Loan service from library of books.
- Loan of DVDs and videos.
- ICT materials and access to Internet.
- Artefact loan boxes and advice on using artefacts.
- Materials to support literacy, eg: storybooks, big books.
- Advice about local and national contacts.
- Advice and training for schools and teachers.
- Venue for teachers to visit and plan their work.
- A telephone reference point for advice about issues concerning the curriculum.
Resources for citizenship across the curriculum
- RRR and the global dimension.
- Ethnic and cultural diversity.
- Racism, stereotyping and discrimination.
- Human rights.
Note: Sales and loans to non-subscribing schools are charged an additional fee per item. All loans to subscribers are free of charge.
How can I get hold of the resources
The RADE Centre offers free delivery to Hampshire schools via the Courier Service. Portsmouth and Southampton schools will need to arrange local collection. Please telephone before returning/collecting resources and make specific appointments if you require support from staff.
What do schools say about the RADE Centre?
“It is firmly embedded in our staff psyche to source our topics from the RADE Centre as it is a treasure trove of resources and information covering a range of issues associated with rights, diversity and community cohesion in the UK particularly.”
Headteacher, Hale Primary School
“After a brilliant in-service day at the RADE Centre, the staff were buzzing with excitement and new ideas for implementing across the curriculum!”
Deputy Headteacher, St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School