Teacher Resources and Useful Information
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.
LATEST NEWS ON CHANGES TO THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM
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.
Pension Auto-Enrolment – Latest information
www.education.gov.uk – 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.
www.ofsted.gov.uk – The office for standards in Education
www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/returning-to-teaching – Information for teachers returning to the profession
Important Information for NQTs
General Teaching Resources
‘101 Brilliant Ideas’ – read this for some great lesson tips!
www.bbc.co.uk/learning – The BBC learning zone – all age ranges
www.tes.co.uk/resources – On-line version of the education newspaper and free resources – you need to register but the quantity of resources is vast
www.learnthings.co.uk – Guardian Education website with free resources
www.supplybag.co.uk – Has mainly primary resources, but also lots of general advice for supply teachers
www.senteacher.org – Free SEN teaching resources – printables and on-screen games
www.teachable.net – Good resources for all Key Stages
www.schoolsnet.com – Good resources for all Key Stages
www.scholastic.co.uk – A world of free resources
www.topmarks.co.uk – Links to lots of good resources – all Key Stages
www.teachers-direct.co.uk/resources – Some very good web links for all Key Stages
www.transportdirect.info – Gives you times/routes of buses/trains from your address to schools/nurseries
Primary Teaching Resources
If you have not worked within an Early Years/ Reception setting for over 6 months, it is essential that you familiarise yourself with the new standards – September 2012.
A site packed with interactive phonics games, phonics planning, assessment ideas and many teaching ideas and resources to help children to learn.
www.teachprimary.com – Online version of the magazine, with news and fantastic lesson plans
www.ictopus.org.uk – ICT resources for primary
www.supplybag.co.uk – Fantastic primary resources
www.primaryresources.co.uk – Has resources for everything – fantastic site for primary teachers
www.activityvillage.co.uk – Printable sheets for Foundation Stage/KS1, and lots of themed activities (ie. Halloween crafts)
www.happychild.org.uk – Great free resources, with an international focus
www.teachingimage.com – Maths worksheets and resources for KS2
Teaching Assistant Resources
www.teaching-assistants.co.uk – Links and resources
www.tes.co.uk/teaching-assistants-whole-school-teaching-resources/ – Lots of free resources
www.twinkl.co.uk – Lots of good primary resources
www.learningsupport.co.uk – No longer updated, but all the past online magazines can be viewed
Secondary Teaching Resources
www.teachsecondary.com – Online version of the magazine, with news and fantastic lesson plans
www.collinseducation.com – Links to good resources and plans for various subject areas
www.teach-ict.com – ICT resources for secondary teachers
www.theteachernet.co.uk/secondary/ – Links to schemes of work and other resources
http://.learn.christianaid.org.uk/TeachersResources/secondary – Good for one-off lessons and assemblies
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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