Learning Zone - Class Clips

Another gem from the BBC. A searchable database of BBC clips categorised according to curriculum area. An invaluable and ever expanding resource.

Life Coach Directory

Life Coach Directory is a website aiming to spread awareness of the life coaching practice, as well as making it much more accessible so that everyone has the opportunity to experience the positive benefits. It aims to be the leading service for providing advice and information about the practice in the UK – connecting individuals looking for ways to move forward positively, with the largest network of coaches in the UK. There are lots of useful articles on NLP and solution focused thinking. Worth a look…..

Linguascope

Lots of fun ideas for use in the Languages classroom. Subscription site but highly recommended and with competitive rates.

Little Dippers

A well respected and well established UK based organisation which runs courses for babies and young children to teach them water safety. Thoroughly recommended.

Marcus Cherrill

A great place to find top tips for using music in the classroom. Advice on new tech and digital literacy. Marcus is a Google Educator and consultant to business and education on productivity and creativity.

Mathletics

A well respected online teaching resource covering all areas of the Maths curriculum from 5-18 years old. Excellent subscription deals and highly recommended.

Maths is Fun

Maths resources in clearly defined sections. Ideas for games and puzzles too. Well laid out, easy to use and free.

MathsNet

A well-known website that offers a number of resources to teachers for free. The games/puzzles section is well worth a look. Some favourites would Hangman, Higher-Lower, Countdown and Mathionnaire. Highly recommended.

Merlin John Online

Merlin John is a highly respected and well renowned voice of authority in the world of Education. His website provides a unique perspective on the people and ideas that are driving Education in the right direction. A good starting point for new ideas and innovation.

Moovl

Subscription based site but a great interactive resource nevertheless. Use Moovl to explore challenging scientific and mathematical concepts. Worth a look at the demo clip.

Multiple Intelligences Test

Birmingham Grid for Learning provide a really easy way to find out where your strengths lie and how to make the best of them. Analyse the results by gender and age or compare a whole class. Really interesting.

Music4Learning - Health and Wellbeing

An extract from a comprehensive work by Professor Susan Hallam at the Institute of Education, University of London. This chapter examines the effects of background music on health and well-being. There are many interesting perspectives and references to other scientific studies. Reproduced with kind permission of the author.

Music4Learning - The effects of music on behaviour

Five studies on the effects of music on learning, performance and behaviour by Professor Susan Hallam and Anastasia Kotsopoulou, Institute of Education, University of London. A thorough examination of how music can enhance the learning experience. Reproduced with kind permission.

Music4Learning - The Power of Music - BBC World Service Special

From the archives of the BBC World Service, here is a thorough investigation into the ability of music to improve our lives. Jane Hanson takes you on a stimulating journey looking at influential music, medicine, healing and therapy. She explores the links between music and personal development and gathers opinion from a variety of experts. This is a four part series, with each episode lasting about 25 minutes. You will need to have Real Player available once you have clicked on the links. Definitely worth a try!

Music4Learning - The Wellcome Trust - Interactive Guide

Here is a comprehensive look at how music can enhance and enrich learning. Drawing on the knowledge of several experts in the fields of education, music and psychology, the Big Picture also provides a number of ideas for using music in the classroom.

My Science Box

A well-presented site that gives you lesson plans and resources based on the US curriculum for science. Lots of ideas for free from a science teacher.

MyMaths

A subscription website offering excellent value for money. Online teaching resources, homeworks, booster lessons, games and individual student access. Free samples to try. Highly recommended.

Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists are a media-savvy group of physicians and researchers from Cambridge University who use radio, live lectures, and the Internet to strip science down to its bare essentials and promote it to the general public. A fantastic resource for teaching ideas, video clips and lots of fun stuff.

NASUWT

One of the main teaching unions in the UK. Lots of information on performance management, workforce reform and recent developments in the profession.

National Association for SEN

Nasen is the leading organisation in the UK which aims to promote the education, training, advancement and development of all those with special and additional support needs.

National Autistic Society

The leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families, providing information, support and pioneering services.

National Geographic

A phenomenal resource for education about the world and life around us. Free to use and full of detail. Every section is clearly signposted and provides a rich multimedia experience. Highly recommended.

National Literacy Trust

At the National Literacy Trust we believe that literacy transforms lives, and that with better literacy, everyone can succeed in life. When we talk about better literacy, we mean the combination of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills necessary for a fair chance in life.

National Union of Teachers

One of the main teaching unions in the UK. Lots of information on performance management, workforce reform and recent developments in the profession.

Netmums

Now in its tenth year and doing a great job for all parents and carers. Netmums has now developed a huge archive of useful tips and advice along with growing support networks both locally and nationally. Highly recommended.

Nobel Prize

One of the leading advocates of excellence in achievement. A huge range of resources to support teachers in a number of areas. Free to use and highly recommended.

Nordoff Robbins - Music transforming lives

Nordoff Robbins is a national charity using music to transform the lives of vulnerable people of all ages, all over the UK. Its services include music therapy sessions for people with a wide range of illnesses and disabilities, and short music skills workshops and courses for those wishing to bring music into the lives of those they care for.

Not appropriate - confessions of an RE teacher

Kevin Precious is a former RE teacher turned talented comedian. You can connect with him live at one of his shows or through his Twitter feed @KevinPrecious (read ‘favourites’ from the bottom up). Either way, you will find something to make you smile or laugh out loud. Enjoy.

Nrich Maths

Thousands of free mathematics enrichment materials (problems, articles and games) for teachers and learners from ages 5 to 19 years. All the resources are designed to develop subject knowledge, problem-solving and mathematical thinking skills. The website is updated with new material on the first day of every month. A first class resource.

NSPCC

UK based charity website that deals with issues of child abuse and how to get advice on prevention. Help for parents and children alike.

O2 Learn

This is a great idea! Sharing best lessons for learning and revision. Connect with a huge audience and have a chance of winning prizes for teachers and schools. If you are a teacher, student or a parent, then this is definitely worth a look. Free to use.

Ocean Maths

This is a great site for making links between students and their parents. Homework tasks and challenging assignments across all key stages . Reviewed in the TES magazine and highly recommended. Free to use.

Oddizzi

Oddizzi.com is fun, friendly and fantastic for learning about the world. This is a journey of exploration and an exciting adventure from one horizon to the next. Oddizzi.com shows us how important it is to understand the key features of our planet. Two charming and colourful characters accompany students on their quest for knowledge. Odd and Izzi are always on hand to point you in the right direction if you stray off the beaten track. Updates are regular and frequent and news feeds provide great stimuli for conversation. ‘ClassPals’ is a quick and easy way for students to connect instantly with classrooms around the world by sending postcards – no stamp required! Best of all, is the fact that Oddizzi.com is great for every lesson, every subject and every day. The free trial offers all you need to get a feel of the site. Jump in!

Ofsted

The official body for inspecting schools in the UK. Provides links to school reports and official publications as well as an FAQ and contact details. Some interesting stuff for professional development.

On Track Athletics

Lots of advice on athletics and all the associated events with resources freely available. Information for participants, coaches, parents and supporters. Worth a look.

Open University Education

One of the leading providers of Higher Education across so many fields. Opportunities for people re-training and entering the education profession. Lots of useful ideas and starting points.

Paper plane game

Rather addictive bit of fun! Create your own league with friends. Don’t give up on it…….

Papyrus - Prevention of Young Suicide

UK resources and support for those dealing with suicide, depression or emotional distress particularly teenagers and young adults. PAPYRUS is a voluntary UK organisation committed to the prevention of young suicide and the promotion of mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Parent Link Sussex

A UK based organization that helps with advice for parents of children with Special Educational Needs.

PE Goodies

An excellent site with a huge range of first class resources available for download. Register for free to get everything on offer. Wide selection of sports and games across all levels. Highly recommended.

Periodic Videos

A brilliant resource from the University of Nottingham designed to promote knowledge of chemistry and the world around us. Free to use. Highly recommended.

Physical Education Resources

Content, lesson plans, information and forum for teachers of primary physical education. Excellent ideas and developing all the time.

Pivotal Education

Pivotal Education is an award winning team of education consultants led by Paul Dix working both in the UK and internationally. Pivotal are leading specialists in Behaviour and Safety for children and young people. Excellent range of support material across all areas of education. Highly recommended.

PowerPoint Games

An excellent place to download and adapt different games for use in the classroom. Good for revision and checking understanding.

Primary Resources

This is one of the most talked about and well respected sites for sharing resources for the primary sector. Regular contributions and updates across all themes, subjects, learning stages and abilities. Well worth taking some time to browse through what’s on offer.

QCDA

The Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency – UK based exam board with links to curriculum content.

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