About Schools Radio
SchoolsRadio.com is run as a charity and is largely operated on a volunteer basis. It is there to help and exists solely to encourage all school students throughout the United Kingdom to get involved in making radio. Radio broadcasts might be over the air with a licence from Ofcom, over the Internet, a podcast that can be downloaded or just relayed by wire in the building. Indeed, if you can find another way of doing it we'll happily call it radio.
The website aims to provide a whole range of useful advice for teachers, supervisors and students. Equally important it provides a forum in which all those involved in schools radio can share the views and experiences. Teachers and other station managers are also encouraged to submit the best of their programming to SchoolsRadio.com so that it may be made available for listening by others.
SchoolsRadio.com has been developed by the Vision Charity.
The Vision Charity that exists primarily to serve the interests of blind, visually impaired and dyslexic children spent nearly ten years working alongside the Radio Academy to promote radio and audio media to students. The audio media provides a unique opportunity for these students to work alongside their peers with no disadvantage. This work was crystallised at the end of 2007 with the creation of SchoolsRadio.com by Peter Thompson of Vision and John Bradford, lately of the Radio Academy and particular assistance was received from Arqiva. It was launched by the Secretaries of State from the Department of Children, Schools and Families, Ed Balls MP, and the Department of Culture Media and Sport, MP James Purnell.
We are determined to help school students develop their own radio in the easiest way possible.