Resources

BOOK REVIEW: Active Writers: Year 3

With raising standards in writing often at the forefront of many discussions in education, new resources designed to help children become more confident writers are always welcome.


RESOURCE: Equality guidance

Guidance to help schools protect their pupils from discrimination and to promote equality have been published. The Equality and Human Rights Commission has issued its Schools Technical Guidance, outlining the requirements that schools must meet under the Equality Act 2010.


SPONSORED SERVICE: Scout Activity Centres

Do something different with Scout Activity Centres. The thrill of being away from home, the anticipation of the midnight feast and the sheer adrenaline of new experiences. Overnight residentials rank among the most potent and positive memories of school.


SPONSORED PRODUCT: Imagination Playground

The pupils of Riverbridge Primary School in Staines, Surrey, have been with us since the “birth” of Imagination Playground in the UK. First, by trialling the product for us, then almost a year later when they attended the UK launch event, and shortly after, becoming the proud owners of their own ...



RESOURCE: The Innovation Index

A new Innovation Index is promising to help schools evaluate the impact that their technology has on teaching and learning.


SPONSORED PRODUCT: Link Lockers

Hundreds of smart and colourful lockers have been installed in a large primary school by Link Lockers following health and safety concerns about pupils’ belongings.



RESOURCE: School Governors’ One-Stop Shop

SGOSS – the School Governors’ One Stop Shop – has relaunched its website to coincide with the new school year. The site is designed for prospective volunteers as well as schools that are looking for governors.


BOOK REVIEW: Sorting Out Behaviour

Sorting Out Behaviour does not try to give confusing theories but instead focuses on practical approaches that will address behavioural issues.


REVIEW: Wellbeing in Schools: Raising achievement and attainment

This resource pack is a multimedia toolkit filled with practical, usable and interesting techniques, songs and guidance which are aimed at improving a range of areas that have an impact on achievement and attainment, such as children’s including concentration, self-esteem and inner peace.



SPONSORED PRODUCT: Wordsmith

With the final draft of the new national primary curriculum for England due to make an appearance very soon, and the new academic year winking slowly into existence beyond the ephemeral summer break, your thoughts may well be turning to change and transition.


SPONSORED PRODUCT: Kites for Schools

What makes my kite fly? Does the tail matter? What is the best shape for a kite? Kites for Schools, who have been making and flying kites for around 40 years, answer some commonly asked questions from the kite-flying pupils and schools they work with.


RESOURCE: Energy Club hits 500

More than 500 schools are now signed up to the Energy Club, an extra-curricular physical activity scheme for children aged from four to 11. It is free for all schools across England and comes in the form of a before and after school club.


BOOK REVIEW: Descriptosaurus

Descriptosaurus is a brilliant creative writing resource which will definitely expand children's descriptive vocabulary.


BOOK REVIEW: Creativity in the Primary Classroom

This book is aimed at those seeking to develop creativity in the classroom. It begins by outlining the key elements of creativity and the background to creativity before moving on to examine how children can be creative in their learning. It then explores how to develop as a creative teacher and ...


RESOURCE: Sex support

The Sex Education Forum has published three new books aimed at helping primary schools to deliver high-quality sex and relationships education (SRE) classes.






BOOK REVIEW: Raspberry Pi (A Haynes Manual)

The Raspberry Pi computer is very much in fashion. Politicians and others have bemoaned the ICT curriculum and the movement away from computer science – this book itself refers to the “dark years" of the 1990s where computer users used programs simply to complete tasks, not concerning themselves ...



BOOK REVIEW: Why are you Shouting at us?

With behaviour such an important element in overall school development, this book should be essential reading. It aims to “give the tools to influence behaviour in the classroom so that it is outstanding".

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