Teaching resources and useful information
All supply teachers are expected to take appropriate resources along to bookings. Even when work is set for the day, it is a good idea to have extra resources and activities ready to fill any spare time and ensure that students are maximising their learning for the day. Click the links below for lots of useful info and resources!
Safeguarding and mental health resources:
assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/729914/Working_Together_to_Safeguard_Children-2018.pdf – This statutory guidance has been updated for 2018. It applies in its entirety to all schools, and is therefore essential reading for all supply staff.
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05c3byd – A great collection of films about mental health for 8-13s
www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/ – Great general info and teaching resources
lancashiresafeguarding.org.uk/ – Information for school staff and all those who work with children and young people
parentzone.org.uk/ – Great teaching resources around online safety and self-esteem
General teaching resources:
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.senteacher.org – Free SEN teaching resources – printables and on-screen games
www.scholastic.co.uk – A world of free resources
www.topmarks.co.uk – Links to lots of good resources – all key stages
www.education.gov.uk – This is where the National Curriculum documents can be found, along with other statutory guidance.
www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofsted – The office for standards in education
getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/explore-my-options/return-to-teaching – Information for teachers returning to the profession
www.theaa.com/route-planner/index.jsp – Fab for planning routes to new schools – very easy to use
Resources for NQTs (and anyone else who fancies a browse!)
Primary teaching resources:
Click above for a FREE ‘Maths Mastery’ scheme of work from ‘Maths – No Problem!’
www.phonicsplay.co.uk – 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.activityvillage.co.uk – Printable sheets for Foundation Stage/KS1, and lots of themed activities
www.sparklebox.co.uk – a great source of graphic/ resources, particularly for Foundation Stage and KS1
www.talk4writing.co.uk – Pie Corbett’s writing-focused site, with comprehensive primary resources
www.pobble365.com – this is a simple but fabulous site, with a different picture prompt every day for writing activities – probably most suitable for KS2
www.teachingimage.com – Maths worksheets and resources for KS2
www.mathschase.com – a game site for basic operations in Maths – great for learning times tables
Secondary teaching resources:
www.teachsecondary.com – Online version of the magazine, with news and fantastic lesson plans
www.teach-ict.com – ICT resources for secondary teachers
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