Lots of resources which are interactive and ready for use. Download your own copy to keep (for a small fee) or use them direct from the web for free. A range of subjects are offered and the site is regularly updated.

Dads Space

A great site for Dads (and mums too) with lots to talk about. Issues ranging from teenage sex to mental health. Free advice, fun and well worth a look. Highly recommended.

Discovery Education Brainboosters

Loads of easy to use puzzles, brain teasers, thinking skills activities and fun stuff for every age. Produced by the same organisation who run the Discovery Channel. Highly recommended and free to use.

Discovery Education Secondary

Discovery Education Secondary is the new name for a high quality service of relevant teaching material in video. Based on a server so not reliant on internet connection. Subscription based but fantastic value for money with regular updates. Training provided.

Do you trust engineers?

This is great for observation skills, general shock and awe and inspiring creativity and imagination. Useful for a number of different lessons too.


Doddle is an excellent resource covering a wide range of subjects across Key Stage 3 and 4. One of the best features is the ability for teachers to set differentiated activities to individual students and chart their progress. The activities are fun and interactive and provide instant feedback whether you are right or wrong. Difficult concepts are explained clearly and students can make progress very quickly. Doddle provides excellent value for departments on a tight budget.

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Dragonfly Training

A well-established successful UK and International training company. Hundreds of courses to choose from across all subjects and training needs. There is also an excellent range of free resources and materials available for download. Register for free to access the best materials.

Drama Lesson Plans

A useful resource for Drama teachers with an ever expanding set of lesson plans to cover a range of themes. Need to pay for these but they have been well reviewed. Definitely worth a look.


Subscription based interactive resources for all subjects and levels. Lots of tasters and samples to try out. This is an excellent resource and good value for money. Highly recommended.


UK based exam board with links to curriculum content. presents Interesting ways to ........

This is the brainchild of Tom Barrett who has put together a range of excellent professional development opportunities. Find one you are interested in and start an amazing journey. Collaborate with others and share your brainwaves. Check out the home page for the most recent ideas and contributions.


Free resources for teachers and students to support maths education. An excellent range of video tutorials, teaching materials, lesson plans and key information on reaching a grade C. Highly recommended.


This is how to bring practical, hands on science into a Primary classroom. Using a variety of techniques to develop vital scientific skills and confidence with science, Empiribox brings training and a huge bank of detailed lesson resources to help your primary school science curriculum come alive. There are some free samples to download but you’ll need to be a subscriber to get the full benefit. Worth a look for sure.

An excellent site that delivers a range of useful techniques and tips for teaching many aspects of the English curriculum.

An enormous array of resources to support English teaching across the secondary curriculum. Linking directly to TES English.

Espresso Education

One of the leading content providers to Primary schools. Espresso is an extensive library of high quality, video rich broadband teaching resources and student activities that motivates pupils and supports teachers. This is an exciting opportunity to bring ICT into the classroom. Requires subscription at very reasonable rates.


Exampro provides easy access to exam questions from AQA subjects including the sciences, ICT, computing, mathematics, humanities, languages and physical education. Questions are organised according to topics, type of question, demand and specification and searching is simple and intuitive. Mark schemes are accompanied by examiners comments where appropriate. The questions can be used for summative tests, homework, checking progress in the lesson and ‘full screen’ class discussion. The site is easy to use and a very reasonable licence fee will suit most department budgets.


A subscription site which is US based. They offer a free trial for 30 days and it is worth a go. They use interactive based software called gizmos and they really work well. This has revolutionised teaching science in the classroom. The resources allow you to track student progress and set assessments for students to do at home. If you try any subscription site then try this.

Film Education

This is a charity supported bu the UK Film industry. It promotes and supports the use of film in the curriculum. Regularly updated, interesting and relevant to a number of curriculum areas.


All sorts of fun to be had with different fonts and styles. Have a play.

Funky Geography

This is fun to use and to see what can be done to promote geography in schools. A good starting point for any budding geographer.


GCSEPod is a great way to reinforce learning and understanding with a well organised and ever expanding library of podcasts that are simple and easy to download. Students have access to a wide range of subjects, with voices of experienced and enthusiastic teachers to guide them through the essentials of each topic. For schools with a close eye on value for money, we think this ticks lots of important boxes – raising standards, promoting independent learning and making the most of the digital age. Take a look…..

Geocaching - The Official Global GPS Cache Hunt Site

Treasure hunting for everyone! Use maps, GPS and all your navigation skills to find a hidden ‘cache’ – anywhere in the world. Registration is free, quick and simple but for a small fee there are loads of extras. This is a great way to get outside and have some fun.

An excellent site that has been developed by a geography teacher to provide online resources, worksheets and lessons. Free to use. Register to get maximum benefits.

Google Art Project

An amazing journey through the galleries of the world’s art museums. Using Google Maps ‘streetview’ technology you can navigate through the corridors of the museum. If you want to stop and take a closer look then you can examine each picture with a zoom function. This is brilliant!


US based information for parents choosing schools. Advice, reviews, information and the latest news in education. There is also a really useful section on special needs and child development. Worth a look.


The British Council’s web channel for climate change designed for teachers, students, young professionals, researchers and the creative sector interested in developing local climate change solutions or learning more about the impact of climate change around the world. The channel contains both proprietary content and that produced by partners and other organisations.

Guardian Teacher Network

This a fantastic place to look for free teaching resources. The Guardian have done an excellent job of organising this to make navigation easy and reliable. From ages 4-18, there are thousands of resources uploaded by teachers. The newsletter highlights some great new additions and time saving search tips. There are also links to the best of Education news from The Guardian. Follow them on Twitter @GuardianTeach for regular updates. We think you will really like this!

History on the Net

Some resources for sale but plenty of free ideas and tips for delivering history in the classroom. Covering all aspects of the History curriculum at all levels.

I Can Teach Creative

A design agency for people in education. Simple, effective and bespoke designs for classrooms, corridors, public profile pages, displays, postcards, sticker sets and much more. Take a look at the range of ideas and get in touch for a first class service to help you build your school’s profile. Our most recent project was with Causeway School, in East Sussex, looking at skills for young people and how these could be developed and promoted in the classroom and around the school.


This is an excellent resource for dance teachers if you are looking for some inspiration. The video clips are clear and easy to follow and they are accompanied by detailed lesson plans and teaching ideas. There is a small but reasonable fee for full access to each resource and a number of free clips to go with each style. Take a look.


This is such fun to experiment with! Making your own acapella group with different voices and effects. Definitely a recommendation.

Independent Thinking

For fifteen years Independent Thinking has been working to bring the best out of young people and those who work with them, focusing on areas including thinking, learning, motivation and creativity. Ian Gilbert is one of the leading exponents of high quality training and his team of associates come highly recommended. The website has lots of ideas, articles and thought-provoking materials. Well worth a look.

Information Literacy

Learning and Teaching Scotland have produced a site to assist in the development of critical literacy. Currently undergoing huge redevelopment.

Institute of Physics is brought to you by the Physics in Society team at the Institute of Physics. Their aim is to inspire people of all ages about physics. Let them be your guide and show you the best physics places on the web. Some great stuff for anyone interested in Physics.


Well respected Business Studies and Economics resources site. Free to use.


A great way to capture whats happening on your screen and share it with others. Make tutorials that will save you explaining things to people, comment on your photos or collaborate with colleagues. Easy to use trial version for Mac and PC.

Juicy Geography

Ideas, lessons and resources for school geography at KS3 and KS4. The emphasis is on creativity, ICT and original Google Earth lessons. Highly recommended in the world of geography teachers.


This is not simply a game-based learning space but an opportunity to challenge learners to participate and be involved in the process. It deepens the understanding and provides evidence of progress with its backroom statistics and analysis so that teachers can see who did what. Set up your own Kahoot! quizzes or borrow and adapt one of thousands that have been generated by other teachers, saving you hours of precious time. Students love it. Be prepared for the buzz of a Kahoot! session.

Kangaroo Maths

High quality subscription site but with lots of free resources. It is interactive and fun. Make sure you have a look in Kennys pouch. Good value for money and well worth a look.

Kent Trust web - Art

How ICT and Art can work together. A good selection of resources for Art teachers.


Languagenut has been designed to support primary school teachers in the delivery of Key Stage 2 Modern Foreign Languages. Covering the full four years Languagenut unlocks the business of learning languages in a way that is rigourous, progressive and fun. This is a subscription site but rates are very reasonable and provide excellent value for money.

Le Cyberprof

Some really useful techniques and ideas for language improvement. The blog is good too!

Learn Genetics - University of Utah

A first class resource with a fantastic variety of information for teaching Genetics, Variation and Inheritance, Life Sciences and all sorts. Easy to use, free and thoroughly recommended.

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