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All Supply Teachers are expected to take along appropriate resources. Please visit the following links for assistance and you are also very welcome to make use of our Teacher Resource library in each branch.


There are lots of changes happening across education from September 2014.

Please find attached the whole Primary National Curriculum, the Secondary National Curriculum and the summary of changes information document for Schools in England.

If you are a Primary Teacher, please bear this in mind:

Teachers should note that in the 2014 to 2015 academic year, pupils in years 2 and 6 should be taught the current programmes of study in english, mathematics and science. These pupils will sit the current key stage 1 and 2 tests respectively. New tests will be available from 2016.

If you are Secondary School Teacher:

Pupils in years 10 and 11 in 2014/15, who will be taught the new national curriculum in all subjects except english, mathematics and science programmes of study, where they will study the current key stage 4 programmes of study. The new national curriculum in english, mathematics and science will be introduced from 2015, alongside reformed GCSEs in these subjects.


General Information

Pension Auto-Enrolment – Latest information – This is where the National Curriculum, APP and AfL documents can now be found – it also has a page of links to the ‘Teachers TV’ video content. – The office for standards in Education – Information for teachers returning to the profession


Lesson Plans

Science lesson plan

English lesson plan

DT lesson plan


Important Information for NQTs

‘Your First Year’ – an essential guide for new teachers!  pdf-logo

General Teaching Resources

‘101 Brilliant Ideas’ – read this for some great lesson tips! pdf-logo – The BBC learning zone – all age ranges – On-line version of the education newspaper and free resources – you need to register but the quantity of resources is vast – Guardian Education website with free resources – Has mainly primary resources, but also lots of general advice for supply teachers – Free SEN teaching resources – printables and on-screen games – Good resources for all Key Stages – Good resources for all Key Stages – A world of free resources – Links to lots of good resources – all Key Stages very good web links for all Key Stages – Gives you times/routes of buses/trains from your address to schools/nurseries


Primary Teaching Resources

Scheme Of Work

Click above for a FREE Maths Mastery scheme of work from ‘Maths – No Problem!’
A site packed with interactive phonics games, phonics planning, assessment ideas and many teaching ideas and resources to help children to learn. – Online version of the magazine, with news and fantastic lesson plans resources for primary – Fantastic primary resources – Has resources for everythingfantastic site for primary teachers sheets for Foundation Stage/KS1, and lots of themed activities (ie. Halloween crafts) – Great free resources, with an international focus – Maths worksheets and resources for KS2


Teaching Assistant Resources – Links and resources of free resources – Lots of good primary resources – No longer updated, but all the past online magazines can be viewed


Secondary Teaching Resources – Online version of the magazine, with news and fantastic lesson plans – Links to good resources and plans for various subject areas – ICT resources for secondary teachers to schemes of work and other resources for one-off lessons and assemblies


Recommended Books:

Michael Parry, 100 Ideas for Primary Supply Teachers: Primary School Edition – Lots of good ideas

Paul Barron, Classroom Gems – Lessons and activities

Paul Black, Inside the Black Box – Assessment for learning

David Hargreaves Publications – Assessment for Learning

Bill Rogers: Effective Supply Teaching – Resource for Supply Teachers


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