Raising grades at A-Level and IB French

If there is one thing that can readily take a student up a grade it is vocabulary.

Which is why we have produced a resource pack which covers a wide range of French language exercises, which aim to reinforce and expand vocabulary.

The worksheets provide students with valuable language and reading practice. The resource also contain the necessary words and phrases that students need to speak and write confidently and with authenticity.

They can be used in class or as homework tasks. Model answers are also included for each page.

The vocabulary and language tasks can also be used by teachers as benchmark tests to monitor their students’ progress throughout the A-Level and IB French course.

A grand total of 19 different language points are covered, including:

  • Les définitions
  • Les synonymes
  • Les homonymes
  • Les antonymes
  • Les expressions idiomatiques avec les nombres
  • Les expressions idiomatiques avec les parties du corps
  • Les expressions idiomatiques avec les couleurs
  • Les erreurs courantes en français
  • Les faux-amis
  • Les niveaux de langue
  • Le langage de la rue
  • Les paronymes
  • Les homographes
  • Les prépositions
  • Les conjonctions de coordination
  • Les conjonctions de subordination
  • Les conjonctions de subordination suivies de l’infinitif
  • Les adverbes de temps
  • La différence entre nombre, numéro et chiffre

This resource contains 51 copiable pages which are available as PDF downloads or as a PDF or editable Word files on a CD. The price of £29.99 + VAT is the same for all formats.

Once purchased the CD can be freely copied and networked throughout the school.

To see sample pages please email sales@classroom-resources.co.uk quoting the order code 9223.

You can order the Essential French Language Practice for A-Level and International Baccalaureate French in any of these ways:

  • On our website
  • By phone on 0117 940 6409
  • By fax on 0117 940 6408
  • By email (quoting a school order number) to sales@classroom-resources.co.uk
  • By post to: Classroom Resources, PO Box 1489, Bristol, BS99 3QJ

Available now: FREE Citizenship resources

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is the UK independent regulator of advertising across all media. We work to make sure that all UK advertising is legal, decent, honest and truthful.

We are pleased to announce the launch of Ad:Check – Understanding Advertising Regulation, a new resource for PSHE, Citizenship, Media Studies and English at KS3 & 4.

 

Ad:Check offers teachers a range of lessons and classroom activities that will enable students to engage with examples of real ads and explore some topical and controversial issues within the context of their rights, responsibilities, duties and freedoms as citizens of a diverse and democratic society.

The materials and activities have been developed using real life case studies which will allow teachers flexibility in their approach and provide them with resources that will:

  • Encourage active learning, rich in student talk, discussion and questioning.
  • Prompt students to develop skills of visual literacy, thinking critically, constructively and creatively in analysing and evaluating evidence.
  • Help students with presenting ideas in a variety of forms and justifying conclusions.
  • Enable students to solve problems and develop their analytical skills while being encouraged to think creatively about topical issues, through decision-making exercises.

Ad:Check can be viewed and downloaded now from the ASA website.

Please also join our mailing list to receive more information from us about Ad:Check and our wider schools engagement programme here

This resource is produced by the Advertising Standards Authority. If you have any enquiries, please contact Priscilla Owusu at schools@asa.org.uk.

 

What is the simplest way of showing Ofsted that you are ticking all the boxes?

In the past 18 months it has become increasingly clear that for Ofsted there is one box that, when ticked, impresses the inspectorate almost more than anything else.

It is almost as if, when you get that right, the inspectors expect everything else to be in place. Instead of walking the school looking for what’s wrong, they walk around expecting everything to be right.

So, you may ask, what is this magic issue that so changes the attitude of the inspectors as they tour the school?

Here’s the answer: the issue is homework.

Show the inspectors that students, their parents, your colleagues and SLTs all know what homework is set day by day, the deadlines for each homework, the details of each piece of work, who was late submitting, what the marks were, and a dozen other factors, and immediately there is the impression of organisation and attention to detail that Ofsted inspectors so love and admire.

If you can show all that within a couple of minutes you will start to see the inspectors’ faces nodding with approval as ticks are put in the boxes.

Then show that you have incorporated the provision for non-English speaking parents to be able to access translations of the homework, and you will see that look that says you are almost home and dry.

Finally, make the point that the students not only know what homework they have to do – they also know that everyone else knows.

That one really knocks them out, because it shows that in one stroke you have eliminated the old story that students used to give parents about no homework being set.

To achieve this solution all you need is “Show My Homework”. It is used by schools across the country, and you can sign up for a free trial on our website by clicking here.

Alternatively you can call us on 020 8133 4560 for more information.

P.S: Here’s a nice little extra, we’ve just been shortlisted as a finalist for the BETT Awards 2013 in the category of Innovation in ICT – www.bettawards.com/522212

Widgit symbols could be a life saver

Widgit Software is famous for its symbols which are used widely in schools, colleges and day centres. Now they are beginning to develop a set of resources for the Health Service too.

Jane is 19 and has learning disabilities so she sometimes finds it hard to put thoughts into words. She has a 24 hour package of care but goes on her own in a taxi to college, to day care or to visit her friends.

She has several different medical conditions and her family worry about how she would cope in an emergency. Would people understand her? Would she get the treatment she needs?

ICE cards are playing an increasingly important part in health care. ICE stands for In Case of Emergency and users fill in details of emergency contacts, medications and allergies.

Alex Jordan is a volunteer administration assistant for Care Division, a registered care provider which has offices in Hampshire and Dorset.  She knows Jane well. Alex has first hand experience of symbols. She did not speak until she was more than 5 years old and symbols and signing became her lifeline when communicating with others.

I still use symbols on a daily basis to make  visual reminders for myself and to let service users like Jane  know what is happening,’ she said. ‘They might want a visual timetable of activities or a copy of a care rota so they can see when particular members of staff will be on duty.’

Alex is delighted with the Widgit ICE cards. ‘We find that some adults who have never encountered symbols before take to Widgit symbols straightaway because they are so simple and visual.  They help people like Jane communicate with others and make themselves understood. The Widgit ICE cards could, quite literally, be a  lifeline in an emergency.’

Widgit has the largest symbol supported vocabulary of all printed symbol systems and can be printed out in black and white or colour. Black and white symbols are clear and simple, ideal for some of our users who are easily distracted while colour can provide helpful clues for others.

Have a look at their health materials which include resources for diabetics and  information to help health professionals work with people with communication difficulties who have having routine procedures. 

http://www.widgit.com/about/settings/health-care.htm

From Pupil to Career Detective…

We have never lived through a time when young people were so disenfranchised.

Currently 1 in 4 young people cannot find work, and a greater number than ever report feeling powerless to influence their future. We therefore have a responsibility to prepare young people for life after school.

Our aim as educators should be to create a learning environment rich in context, value and purpose where young people learn for more than just future exams – focusing on competencies, not just content.

A careers and employability resource has been launched which uniquely helps young people in Years 7 and 8 develop key competencies whilst raising aspirations from an earlier age.

“Career Detectives is an innovative, fun and powerful tool that connects life and learning brilliantly!” Richard Gerver, Author & ‘Head Teacher of the Year’ 2005

Career Detectives, a holistic resource centred around a board game, provides stimulating information about 168 different careers across all sectors alongside a wide range of other games, exercises and starting points for lesson plans across every subject of the curriculum.

The activities can all be run in small groups or as whole classroom exercises making it ideal for breakfast or after school clubs, form time or more focused careers education work.

Career Detectives is a resource for the innovative and forward thinking educator. Yes, the resource helps schools evidence a number of Ofsted outcomes. Yes, it enhances the core curriculum and therefore aids attainment.

But even more, the use of Career Detectives is a significant step in secondary schools helping young people understand their purpose at school and the value they can offer their community and the wider world.

Career Detectives helps create a learning environment rich in context, value and purpose for all young people, not just those who are academically gifted.

Please click here for more information about Career Detectives which has recently been endorsed by Simon Hughes MP, Minister for Access to Education.

P.S. We’re so confident that you will find Career Detectives of dramatic benefit to your school that we offer a Money Back Guarantee if you are not completely satisfied with the resource.

Revolutionise your Listening Courses at School and at Home!

Listen Hear Ultimate CD-ROM package-on ALL your school computers!

500 years of music, scores, text and video-from Renaissance to Rock, Baroque to Blues

Listen Hear will boost your pupils Listening results and dramatically cut your preparation time!

Please go to www.softplanetgroup.com/listenhear for further info.

The package contains….

  • 1 master CD-ROM for your school server – available on all your school computers
  • 6 additional CD-ROMs for pupils Home study/preparation
  • Teachers CD-ROM with hundreds of multi –choice Questions and Answers– typical to GCSE, A level /SQA–to Print and Copy

Highly recommended by HUNDREDS of music teachers across the UK….

“I couldn’t do without it” Jean Macleod, PT Music, Aberdeen Grammar School

Very comprehensive, exceptionally well thought-out and highly entertaining’ Janet Dowsett LLCM, FLCM Senior Examiner for the London College of Music

‘…accessible, enjoyable and intelligent.’ Head of Music, Sheffield High School

The Whole package offer £149.00!! (offer price ends 31 Jan 2013) (prices subject to VAT & Delivery £10) PC & Mac (up to Lion) compatible

You can also send for a FREE demo copy – simply email us at hq@softplanetgroup.com

Call us on 01334 461244 or write/order to

SOFTPLANET LTD , Greenbank House, Prior Muir , St Andrews KY16 8LP

AQA GCSE Psychology (Unit One Modules 6-10)

As students face a subject that is totally new to them so they require information of different types presented in different ways.

For example, they need a course overview, and also need step-by-step guides. Equally they need a course reader, and individual PowerPoints plus tasks to undertake, and summary handouts.

In October we published Unit One Modules 1 – 5 and following the success of this, we are continuing with Modules 6-10.

This pack is intended to accompany such course textbooks as AQA Psychology, GCSE by Stanley, Boswell, Harris, Helliwell and McKenzie. Each PowerPoint within the pack follows the AQA specifications and is accompanied by teaching notes, ideas, tasks, hand-outs and activities.

Each module has a PowerPoint that covers the specifications in a progressive, informative way and the accompanying manual contains teaching notes for each slide.

The manual also contains a multitude of resources including: worksheets, workbooks, information sheets, multi-choice questions (with answers), practice examination questions and crossword puzzles (with answers).

This resource contains 203 copiable masters with 194 PowerPoint slides on a CD. The price is £79.99 + VAT.

You can purchase both GCSE Psychology – Modules 1-5 and GCSE Psychology – Modules 6-10 for the special price of £99.99 + VAT.

Once purchased the CD can be freely copied and networked throughout the school.

To see sample pages please email sales@classroom-resources.co.uk quoting the order code 19049.

You can order GCSE Psychology ‘A Complete Teaching Resource Modules 6-10 in any of these ways:

  • On our website
  • By phone on 0117 940 6409
  • By fax on 0117 940 6408
  • By email (quoting a school order number) to sales@classroom-resources.co.uk
  • By post to: Classroom Resources, PO Box 1489, Bristol, BS99 3QJ

GCSE English Literature made easy with cost-efficient photocopiable teaching resources

Written by experienced English teachers and subject matter experts, these photocopiable resources will help any new or experienced GCSE English Literature teacher deliver lessons. The resources are suitable for A-C students and all have a strong emphasis on supporting:

  • The evaluation of how language, structure and form contribute to writers’ presentation of ideas, themes and settings
  • The relation of texts to their social, cultural and historical contexts
  • The creation of creative, informed and relevant responses to the texts, using appropriate terminology and concepts

To order and to see our full range visit our website: http://zigzag.at/US60

GCSE English Literature Activity Packs – what do you get?

  1. Section-by-section and whole text activities covering themes, language, extracts and characters
  2. Activities that are fully matched to Assessment Objectives so that you can ensure full coverage for exams and controlled assessments
  3. Engaging and innovative tasks: fully differentiated to suit your class.

GCSE English Literature Study Guides – what do you get?

  1. Detailed notes on every chapter or main section of the novel to aid strong comprehension
  2. Questions & tasks interspersed throughout to support learning & effective revision
  3. Thorough examination guidance & practice

Texts covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Literary Heritage texts such as A Christmas Carol, Animal Farm, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde
  • Different Culture texts such as Of Mice and Men, Anita and Me, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Modern novels such as About a Boy, Lord of the Flies, The Woman in Black
  • Shakespeare texts such as Julius Ceaser, Macbeth, Twelfth Night
  • Modern plays such as A View from the Bridge, An Inspector Calls, The History Boys

Our independent reviews and satisfied customers say:

“Cuts down on planning and resource development considerably. Saves so much time!” C Davies, Assistant Head of English and satisfied customer

“This is one of the best resources I’ve ever reviewed for ZigZag and I’m looking forward to using it with my own students. Thank you! The activity pack offers a real range of interesting and imaginative approaches to gaining a deep understanding of the text which never loses sight of assessment. Students will feel that they are making progress with the text; teachers will know that they are.” [Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Activity Pack] M Courtney-Holt, English Lecturer and Independent Reviewer

“Excellent. A thorough, interactive guide to the book which should be purchased by any school teaching this book. lead to thorough knowledge and understanding of the text. A lot of work gone into this. Thanks, that’s a big job done for me in preparing for next year.” R Lodge, HoD and Independent Reviewer

To see our full range and to preview all resources visit our website: http://zigzag.at/US60


ZigZag resources are available as a ‘photocopy master’ with one site licence (as priced) allowing you to pay once and photocopy as often as you need. Additional site licences are also available at a discounted price. For electronic versions of the resource, add an additional 30% for PDF or 50% for PDF and Word; order these to upload the resource onto your internal server for multiple uses.

You can order (please reference US60 when placing your order)

  • By phone: 0117 950 3199
  • By post: ZigZag Education, Unit 3, Greenway Business Centre, Doncaster Road,
    Bristol BS10 5PY
  • By fax: 0117 959 1695
  • By email: englishUS60@zigzageducation.co.uk

Does the transport affect the result?

Imagine your team travelling by minibus to a fixture and the minibus breaks down. Or maybe it makes the journey but it is extremely uncomfortable.

Neither approach is likely to make your team feel particularly well set for the match to come.

But you have a problem too. Minibuses are expensive, and you just don’t have the money in your fund, or indeed in any school fund, to buy a new minibus.

Which is why we have introduced the leasing of minibuses to schools rather than the buying of the bus.

Further, through this arrangement whereby we, as the company that leases out the minibus, are also in charge of maintenance resolves the particular problem of keeping the vehicle fully operational at all times.

Through leasing, a minibus is simply paid for month by month. Where some visits and trips are paid for through contributions from parents and the PTA, it is very possible that the minibus can be funded without taking anything from the school’s capital account.

In other cases the minibus can be funded through small monthly deductions from various departments’ income. Combined, if half a dozen departments agree to fund the bus, and the PTA agrees to put in a monthly amount as well, the funding problem is completely resolved.

Benchmark Leasing specialises in the supply and maintenance of school minibuses. If you are interested in the benefits of a minibus do call us on 01753 859944 or click here to see what we can offer.

How good are you at negotiation?

There is one way in which virtually every school in the UK could save itself a considerable sum of money each year.

Negotiation is something most of us think we are good at because we do it every day. We negotiate with colleagues, we negotiate with students. If we have a family at home we also spend time negotiating with them. (After all which parent has not at some time resorted to, “You can watch TV after you have done your homework”?)

But there is no doubt that most of us working in schools don’t have much background in negotiation with suppliers. We tend to accept the contract that suppliers offer us, sign it, and expect everything to be fine.

If we do negotiate it is usually to try to get a discount without necessarily noticing that in so doing we might actually be negatively affecting other aspects of the purchase.

And yet the contract between the school and the retailer offers an opportunity for each side to be specific about what is possible, to clarify assumptions and to enter into a relationship which is satisfactory and beneficial for both parties.

It is because many schools pay little attention to the contracts that they sign that the book Contract Matters:

Connecting the Education and Contract World has been written. It exists because many schools find it nigh on impossible to recover from having entered into a bad contract. Invariably all they can do is see the contract through and rue day it was signed.

Contract Matters contains numerous tips in everyday language for anyone in a school who is in charge of managing contracts. It lists the do’s and don’ts and prompts everyone to investigate assumptions before making decisions.

One minor change to a contract made as a result of reading this volume will pay for the book many times over.

Contract Matters book costs £35.00 plus £3.95 postage and packing. Further information is on-line
at http://shop.firstandbest.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=760

Order code: CMAAA £35.00 ISBN: 978 0 9876527 3 7

Sample pages can be found at http://www.pdf.firstandbest.co.uk/bursar/ContractMatters.pdf

You can purchase the book

 

What is the most effective way of giving children and young people with reading difficulties access to a wide range of literature?

Twenty years ago young people who struggled with the printed word – for example, those with dyslexia – would typically have found themselves with only a limited range of titles available as audio books.

Today it is quite different thanks to the development over several years of a massive range of audio books in a range of formats from MP3s and CDs to downloads and internet streaming.

These audio books are often read by top actors, and the topics cover much of the National Curriculum and far, far beyond.

Audio books can be used for and by students as an alternative means of accessing information and for their leisure value. In short,they provide an entry into the world of books that might otherwise appear to be impossible.

Audio books have in fact become central to the lives of huge numbers of people, and in the process they have become one of the most dynamic and exciting areas of the book world.

Even better, the purchasing process is straightforward and the cost of downloading and streaming audio books is incredibly low: for £50 per year you can have access to a choice of thousands of titles.

Our library ranges from best selling fiction to titles related to the National Curriculum – and of course they can be accessed at any time, day or night.

For more information…

Are you looking for a great last minute idea for your school Christmas show?

This year we have two new enchanting musicals…

For Nursery & Reception – Robin’s So Excited! (20 mins) Click here

And for KS1 – How Rudolph Got His Red Nose (35 mins) Click here

You’ll find all of our popular nativities here too (including Nursery Nativity and Nativity for Little Ones).

If you decide to order after reading this email, please kindly quote ‘HH1’ on your order or in the comments box in the online shopping basket.

“What a super show, with lots of parts for everyone. The parents thought it was wonderful.”
Y2 Teacher, Gloucestershire.

“A sensational production… the children had huge fun and sang the songs long after!”
Y1 Teacher, Northwood

Your children will love performing a Frantic Production!

Wishing you a very happy festive season!

Frantic Productions Ltd
01425 614665
music@franticproductions.co.uk
www.franticproductions.co.uk

The Reign of Henry VII 1485 – 1509

This 88 page study guide will enable students to analyse, explain and make judgements about events, developments and interpretations relating to Henry VII’s reign as required by all the examination boards. It provides a synthesis of the published work on the reign of Henry VII and thus provides GCE students with a comprehensive description and explanation of Henry’s reign as well as an introduction to the various historical debates to which the period 1485 to 1509 has given rise. Invaluable guidance on how to approach key questions is included in each section of the book.

The Reign of Henry VII 1485 – 1509 by John Goode. A contents list and sample pages can be viewed at http://pdf.firstandbest.co.uk/history/T1696.pdf

Publisher’s reference: T1696EMN ISBN: 978 1 86083 716 6

Prices

  • Photocopiable report: £21.99 plus £3.95 delivery
  • CD with school-wide rights: £21.99 plus £3.95 delivery
  • Both the Ring Binder and the CD £28.98 plus £3.95 delivery
  • Prices include VAT.

You can purchase the report… please quote the order ref: T1696emn

Brand new Topic Tests for AQA and OCR A Level PE!

Keeping PE students motivated in their theory learning when they’d much rather be out on the sports field can be difficult, and there is little which really helps them to keep track of how their theory learning is going.

One way to motivate students is to regularly measure their progress in theory learning so that they can see the progress that they are making.

Written specifically for the new specifications, Topic Tests allow teachers to test students’ knowledge at the end of every unit and identify areas which need further work in class.

“This will be a very useful revision tool for the students when preparing for their exams. It allows staff to assess the students’ understanding of the subject area.”
– G Williams, Teacher and Independent Reviewer

  • 30–40-minute tests, which can be used in class as an end-of-topic test or handed out for homework
  • Answers and mark allocations make these easy for you and your students to mark
  • Full coverage in specification order – can be used flexibly with any scheme of work

As with all ZigZag resources, you can be confident of the highest standards. All resources go through a rigorous process of teacher reviews, proofreading and professional styling before reaching you. ZigZag resources can be purchased as ‘copy masters’ or in digital format and come with a site licence, allowing you to pay once and copy as often as you need, or put on your server for multiple use.

For previews and to order, see: zigzag.at/ALevel-PE-Tests


Resources are available as photocopy masters,� PDF files and editable Word files.

You can order (reference US81 when placing your order for FREE postage):

  • By phone: 0117 950 3199
  • By post: ZigZag Education, Unit 3, Greenway Business Centre, Doncaster Road, Bristol BS10 5PY
  • By fax: 0117 959 1695
  • By email: US81@zigzageducation.co.uk
  • Via the website: zigzag.at/US81

Details of all resources are given at zigzag.at/ALevel-PE-Tests

Why would anyone give up a day to go to the BETT Show?

Would it be…

  • To be dehydrated?
  • To drink not very exciting coffee?
  • To get tired walking from stand to stand?

Or maybe to visit the rather fascinating world of railway trains without drivers on the Docklands Light Railway?

Of course I am just being negative – the BETT show is the place each year to see all the key things that you need to keep ICT in the school running.

And keeping things running is what we specialise in with our storage and recharging solutions, the most diverse product range this side of the Western Spiral Arm of the Galaxy.

Bretford offer environmentally compliant manufacturing and operation practices to ensure that we only offer fully tested and CE certified products.

In short, the highest levels of electrical/build safety and compliance with the latest HSE manufacturing guidelines on electrical safety.

From storage and recharging trolleys to iPad Charging. From laptop charging to charging lockers via the EcoCart. It is all on Stand F56 in the ExCel Modules Hall N1-N17.

There’s also more information on the BETT website at www.bettshow.com/Show_Exhdetails1.aspx?exhid=exhiReg302&id=det

EXCLUSIVE FREE REPORT – LEDs DRAMA LIGHTING

Should I replace my old stage or drama room lighting with modern LEDs?

This is a question we are asked every day.

There is the desire to go green, reduce power consumption, use the latest technology and increase the longevity of the lighting system.

Yes LEDs will offer all of this, BUT:-

Should I buy LED lighting
for my school stage
or drama studio ?

We have commissioned an exclusive FREE report discussing in simple terms the pros and cons of LEDs and how they fit into your drama space.

We look at what is available, what is affordable and what will work.

We take an impartial look at the different manufacturers and their products .

We offer an honest unbiased opinion based on over 30 years experience.

You may be surprised at some of our conclusions!

For your free copy please email: led@centraltheatresupplies.co.uk

Central Theatre Supplies www.centraltheatresupplies.co.uk 0121 778 6400

Enterprise Soapbox – A versatile Cross-Curricular Resource

Innovative Enterprise has been delivering enrichment workshops and supplying enterprise resources to schools since 2006.

Enterprise Soapbox is our most popular resource to date having sold over 500 kits into more than 300 schools nationwide. We’ve even sent kits to Malawi!

Enterprise Soapbox is a self contained Business, Science & Enterprise kit which comes complete with a 70-page teacher pack full of ideas, curriculum links, G&T projects and more.

There’s enough material in the kit to make up to 700 novelty-sized soaps or approximately 140 bars of ‘regular’ sized soaps or. Pack two of the novelty ones together, sell for £1 and you’ve made more than enough money to buy a refill kit and do it all again!

Use it as a Social Enterprise or try it as a cross-curricular activity – it’s amazingly flexible!

Each kit contains:

  • 1 x 70-page teacher manual
  • 1 x Cold process demonstration kit
  • 1 x 11kg tub of soapbase
  • 2 x silicone novelty moulds (10-12 moulds per sheet)
  • 2 x large sheet moulds (4 moulds per sheet)
  • 3 x different colours
  • 3 x different perfumes with applicators
  • 1 x jug & spatula
  • 1 x CD-Rom instructional video and DVD.
 

E-mail: info@innovativeenterprise.co.uk
Website: www.innovativeenterprise.co.uk
Phone: 0845 326 4818

CASIO FX 83GT+ and FX 85GT+ calcs plus FREE “exam friendly” clear plastic zip up wallets for your students

With every three CASIO scientific or graphic calcs you order (min 50) we’ll give you a FREE “exam friendly” A5 size zip-up wallet. Very useful for your students, especially for exams. (offer ends 10 December)

plus “Trident” geometry sets (containing a metal compass, 15 cm ruler, pen, pencil, protractor, set squares, eraser and sharpener) all packed in a robust tin box @ only £ 1.10 each (100+) or £ 1.15 (1-99).

plus the new “Student Essentials” set containing a clear plastic “exam friendly” zip-up wallet with three quality ballpens (black ink), two full length HB pencils, metal sharpener, eraser, 15 cm ruler. (available from 69p)

CASIO FX 83GT+ from £ 5.49
CASIO
FX85GT+ from £ 6.65

All prices are Ex-Vat

Please check our website www.signposteducational.co.uk for more details or contact us on signpost@talk21.com

Signpost Educational Ltd
PO Box
999
London

E14 6SH

Tel: 020 7515 1797
Fax: 020 7515 4420

Selected holidays during the school breaks – at lower than normal prices

Imagine a situation in which holidays taken during the school break were no more expensive than the rest of the year.

Imagine that all you had to do was to click on the holiday period you were interested in (Christmas, February half term etc) and then a list of holidays appeared that fitted in with the school closure.

From Andorra to Transylvania from Christmas markets to river cruises, every possible option is covered. Disneyland? Eastern Europe?… whatever you are looking for, we have it.

Finding the holiday for you is in fact incredibly simple. You click on the button which selects the date of the holiday you are looking for, and as a result what you will get is a selection of tours and excursions all set around the specific need of teachers.

Our coaches run from around 490 local joining points and you can select from a vast number of tours which are available during school holidays.

To see all the holiday options please visit our website – www.leger.co.uk/SchoolHolidays.aspx#holiday

To claim a 10% saving, you will need to call us on 0844 324 8557, quote the reference – ‘TEACH’ and provide us with the name and address of the school that you work for and your position within it.

Quartz and Radio Controlled clocks for schools New website for schools

Visit www.ravencourt.com for our latest offers

Sizes range from 25cm classroom clocks up to huge 600cm Exam and Hall clocks.

Safety glass lenses are a superb feature for schools making them vandal resistant and safe.

Clear Easy to read dials

Radio controlled clocks set themselves to correct time and automatically adjust for summer and winter time, saving you time and making sure all clocks are always correct.

For more information or to place an order go to www.ravencourt.com

Or phone: 01780 489100, fax: 01780 489099

Automatic 30 day account for all UK schools and colleges.

The two ways to get a university place

For as long as any of us can remember, universities have demanded certain A level grades as the entry ticket to a course.

But in recent years a second requirement has been added, a requirement that has had less attention but which can in many cases have as much impact on the success or failure of an application as the student’s grades.

In fact each year we are seeing an increasing number of highly able and talented students failing to get to the university of their choice because their application does not make the most of their potential, their personality, their drive, and their ability to give something back to the university as well as be a good student.

Students now need to be well informed and focused in order to make the right choices and to give themselves the best possible chance of getting a place on the course and at the university that best suits their future aspirations.

They also need to know why they want to go to this university, to study this course, and they need to be aware that being at university is a two way process. The university gives the student opportunities – the student needs to show that he/she will seize those opportunities and give something back in return.

”How to Successfully Apply to University” seeks to clarify the process of applying for university and contains information and insights that will be useful for all students as they face the university application process. It outlines each step from the first thought to the completion of the application, and looks at all aspects of the process of selecting and applying for a university place.

The approach within the book includes carrying out research to find the best suited course/university, understanding the UCAS system, delivering the best possible personal statement, the actual application and the post-application process, funding, and student accommodation, etc.

Sample pages can be viewed at http://www.pdf.firstandbest.co.uk/careers/T1779.pdf

ISBN: 978 1 86083 810 1; Order code: T1779emn

The volume is available as…

  • Photocopiable report in a ring binder, £19.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • CD with school-wide rights: £19.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • Both the Ring Binder and the CD £26.94 plus £3.95 delivery

Prices include VAT.

You can purchase the book or CD…

 

Sibelius 7/Pro Tools 10 massive schools discount NOW!

SOFTPLANET is offering schools a huge discount on ALL Avid products with up to 30% off – hurry this offer must end January 2013!

Official Avid resellers – includes FREE advice and support & 12 years experience serving UK Music Depts.

Please take a few minutes to view our prices-it can save you hundreds of pounds!

SIBELIUS 7- all our products are latest versions only.

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U.S. GOVERNMENT – HOW IT WORKS DVD SERIES

 

“It is most refreshing to see a new set of resources arriving to help in the presentation and teaching of American politics…”

 

This six-part series is an ideal tool for introducing and exploring key aspects of U.S. government and public policy. Using a combination of eye-catching graphics, dynamic video footage, and interviews with legal and political scholars, each episode celebrates a particular dimension of American democracy while equipping students to candidly discuss political issues.

The series includes the following 6 titles:

Citizenship and Civic Responsibilities

Elections and Political Parties

The Constitution and Foundations of Government

The Judicial Branch

The Executive Branch

The Legislative Branch

Each DVD resource provides a 25-minute (approx.) chaptered video with on-demand subtitles and downloadable viewable/printable support material – click here for sample.

For further details, preview clips and on-line ordering please click on the title links above.

“Any teacher of American politics will gain from having these at their disposal for introducing the major concepts, themes and background for common A Level topics.”

“As short, direct informative introductions these programmes are very good and there is no better way to refresh a politics department’s American DVD resource bank”.

“Viewtech have brought a really good resource to the UK market to help British teachers continue to engage and inform their students of American politics for a good number of years”.

– March 2011, Christopher Bates, Director of Education, Kimbolton School / Schools Liaison, British Association for American Studies.

Available on approval from only £24.75 each*

*Discounted price when purchasing the U.S. Government – How It Works Series – Complete Set of 6 DVD resources. Includes public performance rights for use within a single educational establishment, excludes p&p and VAT. Quote promotional discount code: HHM125 at the checkout when ordering online.

Orders may also be placed using the printable information sheet and discounted order form provided here, or by school/college purchase order to:

Viewtech Educational Media
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Are you looking for a great last minute idea for your school Christmas show?

This year we have two new enchanting musicals…

For Nursery & Reception – Robin’s So Excited! (20 mins) Click here

And for KS1 – How Rudolph Got His Red Nose (35 mins) Click here

You’ll find all of our popular nativities here too (including Nursery Nativity and Nativity for Little Ones).

If you decide to order after reading this email, please kindly quote ‘HH1’ on your order or in the comments box in the online shopping basket.

“What a super show, with lots of parts for everyone. The parents thought it was wonderful.”
Y2 Teacher, Gloucestershire.

“A sensational production… the children had huge fun and sang the songs long after!”
Y1 Teacher, Northwood

Your children will love performing a Frantic Production!

Wishing you a very happy festive season!

Frantic Productions Ltd
01425 614665
music@franticproductions.co.uk
www.franticproductions.co.uk

A GCSE Drama Course Book

This second edition of this core text covers the practical options common to all the current examination boards at GCSE level. Guided by the teacher, pupils can work their way through improvised and scripted work that will allow clear opportunities for assessment and monitoring progress throughout the course. Activities are all clearly described and are supported by guidelines for successful performance.

There is a section which helps students find the right approach to the different written elements included in the current GCSE courses. The book provides guidance on the use of terminology in written work and a glossary of theatrical words and phrases. There are extracts from scripts with comments on language, character and technical considerations. Each section is self-contained and students are given guidance on how to achieve their true potential.

Cat No: 978 1 86083 835 4 Order code: T1785emn – please quote with order.

Sample pages can be viewed at http://www.pdf.firstandbest.co.uk/drama/T1785.pdf

  • Photocopiable book, £24.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • CD with school-wide rights: £24.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • Both the book and the CD £31.94 plus £3.95 delivery
  • Prices include VAT.

You can purchase the report…

What is the most effective way of helping teenagers understand difficult topics?

There are all sorts of “difficult” topics that beset teenage lives: depression, alcohol abuse, personal hygiene, sex, bereavement, STDs, being overweight…

Talking to students about these issues can result in an increased awareness of the subject, but experience suggests that for many students the progress made after such encounters can be modest at best.

Where the greatest breakthroughs occur is in situations in which the students themselves will open up and engage in serious conversations themselves.

But the issue is, how does one motivate the silent student to speak? How does one ensure that the mocking or joking student who covers his/her inability to talk seriously about the subject will join in the discussion. How can we help these students put these vital topics into the context of their lives, and the world around them?

In short: how do we control the discussions?

The answer comes with setting the terms of the discussion in advance – and this is exactly what the Egar Choice Discussion Cards achieve.

The students are given the topic to discuss such as “What does smoking do to you and your health?” They then can choose an answer card which they then have to use as the basis for their answer.

There are both positive and negative cards in the pack – in the case of smoking ranging from, “De-stresses you” to “Makes you want more all the time”, and the students then have to put forward arguments to support the card they have selected.

As a result the debate continues in a controlled way, with all possible answers being aired, as they students come to see the logic, or otherwise, of the answers that can be given.

The Choice Discussion Cards cover a wide range of topics incorporating not just the topics above, but also such issues as gun culture, anger, crime, vandalism, love, bullying etc etc.

There are details of all the topics available on the following link http://www.egar.co.uk/choice-discussion-cards-HH1

If you wish to place an order please you can use the check out on the above link (schools can be invoiced on account) or by contacting us via the following methods. Please quote HH1 on all correspondence.

Contact: Sue Scott-Horne
Email: egar@egar.co.uk
Tel: 0844 800 3056
Canonbury Business Centre, Unit 10B, Shepperton House, 89 Shepperton Road
Islington, London, N1 3DF

Has your school been caught out by automatic rollovers on contracts?

 

TES Foundation offers school business managers a new, simple and cost effective way to manage contracts, locate suppliers and secure better deals for their school, through online software that supports the way you work.

  • No more nasty surprises, no automatic rollovers: receive reminders of contract renewal dates in advance, so you’ll have the time and the tools to negotiate the best deal in the current marketplace.
  • Save money: Search for new suppliers reviewed and recommended by schools local to you: your negotiation position is stronger if you know about the best deals out there.
  • Save time: View all your contracts in one place: have easy access to all the information you need for audits, and produce reports for governors in seconds.
  • Expert advice: There’s a handy checklist of contracts your school should have in place, from licenses to insurance to maintenance, plus tips on what to look out for (the good and the bad), all written just for schools. Our online, searchable guidance library gives benchmark prices, contract tips and up-to-date legislation.
  • So easy to use: Follow the simple steps on our online system and you’ll be up and running in no time: we’ve designed our software around the way schools work, and you can upload and download documents and reports into Word and Excel.

If you’d like to find out more, you’re welcome to try the system for free. We’ll give you a personal demo of the system to help you get started, and a price plan to match your school size. Our live support team will be on hand for the duration of your trial and, of course, once you’re a customer, too!

Monologues/Duologues at Key Stage Three

A book of short, self-contained and original monologues/duologues which will be an ideal introduction to drama within English or for use within a drama group. The monologues/duologues are designed to be learned, rehearsed and performed by pupils and will give them an understanding of pace, voice and body language. Students will develop drama techniques to explore in role a variety of situations.

Each monologue/duologue is accompanied by a number of activities (written and oral) which will encourage students to look critically at their own performance and constructively criticise that of others. They will also develop skills in reading and writing and will be encouraged to reflect on and discuss a variety of topical issues.

Cat No: 978 1 86083 762 3 Order code: T1727emn – please quote with order.

Sample pages can be viewed at http://www.pdf.firstandbest.co.uk/english/T1727.pdf

  • Photocopiable book: £19.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • CD with school-wide rights: £19.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • Both the Book and the CD: £26.94 plus £3.95 delivery
  • Prices include VAT.

You can purchase the report from the publisher:

The most cost-effective way of reviewing and helping young people who might have dyslexia

Traditionally tests for dyslexia have been conducted by educational psychologists at a one-to-one meeting, and there’s no doubt that such an approach can give a detailed and insightful view of a young person’s issues with the written language.

However the approach can be expensive and of itself doesn’t always provide an immediate indication of what one should do next to help the individual in question.

With this problem in mind, the Dyslexia Centre has produced an on-line test which can be taken by pupils and students from the age of 8 upwards and which gives a clear idea if the individual might be dyslexic, and if so, what specific help and support should be given to the individual.

If you enter a pupil or student for the test you will receive a detailed written report on the individual’s understanding of the written language and a set of resources that can be used immediately with the individual.

Full details of the on-line test are available on www.dyslexia.ac The cost of a test is £49.95, including the full report and the resources that are considered relevant for the person taking the test.

The reports are written by educationalists with many years of experience in dyslexia, and our reports are widely used by schools to help judge whether students and pupils should have extra time in examinations.

You can pay on-line with a credit card, or if you wish, you can use a school order number. Details of how to make a payment in this way are given on the site.

If you have any enquiries please call the Centre on 01536 399 011 or email me at info@dyslexia.ac

Samantha Bates

Senior Administrator, Dyslexia and Dyscalculia Centre

The Free Minibus Report: from licences to tachographs, from towing to safety inspections

Minibuses – like all vehicles on the road – are subject to licences, rules and regulations.

Some of these are fairly obvious – and you won’t be surprised to read that yes, you do need a licence before you can drive a minibus.

But there are often questions: such as “is a car licence ok?” And, of course, this being the world of regulation, the answer is, “that depends”. Not everyone with a car licence can drive a school minibus.

Then there is the “operating licence” which is different from the driving licence, and the question of the law on seatbelts. Plus all the extra issues that arise if you take the bus abroad.

And more, and more…

In a recent informal survey we discovered that a substantial number of people who were responsible for the running of a school minibus were not fully au fait with all the regulations and could potentially be committing an offence.

So we thought we would try and be of help by producing, “Operating a Minibus – your responsibilities” which is available free of charge.

Of course. some of the regulations cover situations which are fairly obscure – but then in the course of school life, the obscure can occasionally happen – and it is never a bad idea to be fully aware of what the regulations say.

So if you would like a free copy, all you have to do is send an email to laura@schools.co.uk and we will forward you the report. There is no charge and no obligation.

And there’s a further bonus. On reading the report, if you find that the key question you need answered is not there, you can write in and we’ll do all that we can to find the answer for you. We’ll also put that answer in the next copy of the report – so you will be helping many other colleagues in schools across the country by drawing attention to the issue.

If you have any enquiries please do call 01753 859 944.

If you are interested in leasing or buying a minibus we have further information on our website at www.minibusleasing.co.uk/school-minibus.php

What is the one thing that many schools find is missing on open day for new parents?

You’ve got everything ready. The school is looking bright and lively. The displays have been updated. The choir and orchestra will put on a show…

But you still have to get parents to attend.

Of course, many will turn up because they know about what you do and are half-way to making their choice already. But for many others there is a question: which open days shall we attend?

And, when faced with this question, what such parents generally do is phone up for a copy of the school’s prospectus.

This can be fine if your prospectus fully represents the excitement and warmth that your open day will generate. But if the prospectus is itself a few years old and does not reflect exactly what the school is like now, you might well feel that it is not an adequate representation of what the school has become.

Such a situation is more common than one might think, and in such circumstances many schools often call us in to work with schools that have a tight deadline to create a new prospectus for launch at one of their open evenings.

In such circumstances we can remedy the situation very quickly, supplying all professional photography, direction, design of the prospectus and print for a special delivery in time for the school’s open evening.

From there we can take the prospectus to the next level and create an online prospectus, and also launch a new website.

From design for print through to multimedia and the web – all project managed, created, designed and delivered in a very short space of time.

If you would like to hear more about a school that has used our service to achieve these ends and see the results we achieved with them please do call us on 01902 784 800.

Alternatively, there is more information on the services we provide at www.inco-education.co.uk/services.php

Understanding Dyscalculia: An Introduction for Schools

(Formerly named Dyscalculia in Schools)

An article in the Times on 27 May quoted the statistics that last year 43% of pupils failed to achieve grade A to C in maths GCSE and that adults with low numeracy are twice as likely to be unemployed and accounted for two thirds of the prison population.

And yet educational specialists believe that dyscalculia, struggling with numbers, is a specific learning difficulty – an unexpected inability to handle one or more aspects of maths. It has for many years been overshadowed by dyslexia, and yet the inability to handle basic mathematical issues can be just as big a problem for those who suffer from it, as is dyslexia.

Although some children with dyslexia also have great difficulties learning maths, this is not always the case. Research suggests that around 25% of dyslexic children are actually above average in their ability at maths. This suggests that there are different factors at work in dyscalculia from those causing or exacerbating cases of dyslexia.

Understanding Dyscalculia: An Introduction for Schools examines the five main causes of dyscalculia and sets out the methods of working available which can help pupils overcome their dyscalculic problems. The book contains short sections which can be photocopied to give out to other members of staff in school, to worried parents, and to governors, so that everyone can share in the awareness of what dyscalculia is, and how it can be tackled.

Above all the book shows that once we understand and accept the causes of dyscalculia we can adopt appropriate methods of teaching to overcome the problem. Research suggests that most children who gain appropriate help in school can overcome their dyscalculic difficulties and achieve an acceptable grade at GCSE, thus allowing entry into further and higher education.

There is a sample chapter available on-line at http://pdf.firstandbest.co.uk/dyscalculia/T1628.pdf

Cat No: 978 1 86083 614 5; Publisher reference no: T1628emn

Prices

  • Photocopiable report in a ring binder, £24.95. plus £3.95 delivery
  • CD with school-wide rights: £24.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • Both the Ring Binder and the CD £31.94 plus £3.95 delivery
  • Prices include VAT.

You can purchase the book…

Information and Services for Heads of Sixth Form


Improve Motivation with Careers4u.tv

www.careers4u.tv
Orchard House Studios, Kilmington Common, Warminster, BA126QY

Email: trials@careers4u.tv
Phone
: 01985 844820

Careers4u.tv brings information and inspiration through hundreds of short interviews with young people who enjoy their work. Filmed in the workplace, the interviews give students an understanding of careers they may enjoy, and gives them the motivation to study well to reach those goals.

Features:

  • Role models for all skill levels and industries
  • Searchable by: qualifications, subject, industry, strengths, lifestyle
  • A wealth of supporting materials
  • Easy access on or off campus with automatic log in
  • Full integration with all VLEs

Contact us now for a free full access appraisal.

 


A Daily News Service that helps to raise standards in literacy across the curriculum

www.theday.co.uk
THE DAY

Phone: 0207 727 6959

The Day chooses three of the most interesting stories in the news each day and provides analysis, background, curriculum links, further research ideas, activities and debates – all on one sheet of A4 or online.

For a free trial click http://www.theday.co.uk/register/school?from=hh201205

Beware – social media can bite nursery schools

A total of 43 teachers were referred to the General Teaching Council for England in 2011 for unprofessional conduct related to the use of social media sites.

14 of these teachers were suspended and 18 were placed on probation.

As a result the NUT have recently advised all schools that they should have policies in place making it clear what teachers should and should not do in the virtual space.

Which is in fact a lot more difficult than it sounds, not least because of the fact that social media is changing day by day.

To help overcome this problem we have liaised with internet and teaching experts to create a trusted, cohesive, accessible and robust school-wide policy that provides clear distinctions between public and private use of the medium and which covers the safe and appropriate use of social media by members of staff in nursery schools and departments.

The policy document is available to download online and can be purchased as a stand-alone document and then distributed in electronic or hard copy format within a matter of minutes to all members of staff.

Detailed guidelines regarding social media communication cover sites like Facebook and Twitter.

The policy document for acceptable use of social media by staff in educational establishments is priced at £49.99, but you can save 5% by quoting HH12SMP when you order from http://www.iteachingresources.com/lessons/details/477/Social-Media-Policy-Nursery-Version

Phone: 0113 2660880
Fax: 0113 2697889
Email: orders@iteachingresources.com
Post to: iTeachingResources, Allerton House, 75 Allerton Hill, Leeds, LS7 3QB.

The most important starting point when it comes to revision

One of the most important things for students as they approach revision is for them to understand exactly what they know and where they have profound gaps in their knowledge.

For this reason, “Restless Earth – Revision through Questions” starts with a self-review form for students to assess their own knowledge and understanding directly related to the specification.

Specifically designed to meet the knowledge and understanding requirements for GCSE AQA “A” Geography, this resource combines the specific content of a good textbook and also the comprehensive exam-style question practice of exam papers.

The content of the specification is referred to throughout the guide.

In addition, the volume contains a self-supported study guide – a resource that can also be used to generate classroom-based activities and also as a homework workbook.

Links to the most popular texts are also included so that students can refer to them for additional ideas or support if necessary. These books include Heinemann, Ann Bowen and John Pallister New edition 2009, ‘Understanding GCSE Geography’ and the Nelson Thornes, Canavan et al 2009 book, ‘AQA Geography A’.

This resources contains 55 copiable masters which are available as PDF downloads or as a PDF or editable Word files on a CD. The price of £39.99 + VAT is the same for all formats.

Once purchased the CD can be freely copied and networked throughout the school.

To see sample pages please email sales@classroom-resources.co.uk quoting the order code 6026.

You can order GCSE AQA “A” Restless Earth– Revision through Questions in any of these ways:

  • On our website
  • By phone on 0117 940 6409
  • By fax on 0117 940 6408
  • By email (quoting a school order number) to sales@classroom-resources.co.uk
  • By post to: Classroom Resources, PO Box 1489, Bristol, BS99 3QJ

PSHE Information and Services


Helping students to get into employment

www.allresources.co.uk
All Resources, PO Box 4526, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 0TJ

Email: sales@allresources.co.uk
Fax: 0872 115 3933

The Effective Job Hunting pack provides young people with the tools to find their first job after leaving school. It is suitable both for those who have already gained some work experience or even those who have held a job for some time.

The whole job hunting process is covered, from speculative applications, employment agencies, job centres, newspaper job lists, etc, through to CV preparation, interview techniques, interview follow-ups, etc.

This resource is available as a hard copy or an ebook and free sample pages are available on our website.

 


Body Image and Self Esteem Workshop

http://www.mybodybeautiful.co.uk/
mybodybeautiful.co.uk, Box 15577, Redditch, Worcs, B97 6AA

Email: workshop@mybodybeautiful.co.uk
Phone: 07774 368561

The workshop’s objective is to equip, educate and empower teens on issues related to body image and self-esteem. Topics include body image, self-esteem, media and advertising, beauty and weight.


10 Top Reasons to Stay Smoke Free

www.viewtech.co.uk/sas.htm
Viewtech Educational Media, 7-8 Falcons Gate, Dean Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5NH

Email: mail@viewtech.co.uk
Tel: 01454 858055
Fax:
01454 858056

Great for showing to young people and any groups as a discussion starter this fast moving film version of the best selling leaflet briefly presents 10 reasons for not taking up smoking. Using a colourful mix of facts and figures, body painting, interviews and humour, the action includes tobacco’s impact on health, wealth, complexion, pollution, addiction, fitness and freedom. Preview video clip online and quote promotional discount code: HHM210 at the checkout for a 10% discount!


What is the most effective way of tackling Sexual Imagery on Social Media, Sexting and Sexual Identities?

www.iteachingresources.com
iTeachingResources

Email: info@iteachingresources.com
Phone:
0113 2660880

81% of secondary school pupils aged 14-18 claim that most of their understanding about sex comes from the internet, television and friends.

iTeachingResources have worked with Dawn Clark, a practicing trainee psychologist, psychotherapist and researcher with special interest in young people and sexually risky or harmful behaviours to produce materials that really address the problems faced in teaching in this area.

The new package of sex education lesson plans from iTeachingResources priced at £49.95 is split into a series of four sessions and full details of the lessons can be found at http://www.iteachingresources.com/lessons/secondary-school/pshe-resources/sre-resources where they can be purchases and downloaded straight away. If you quote reference HH12SRE when you buy you will gain a 5% discount on the order.


The Civil Rights Movement – Classroom Edition DVDs

www.viewtech.co.uk/ss.htm
Viewtech Educational Media, 7-8 Falcons Gate, Dean Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5NH

Email: mail@viewtech.co.uk
Tel: 01454 858055
Fax: 01454 858056

Trace the Civil Rights movement in the United States through the court cases, protests, and people that transformed American social and political history. Archival footage from ABC News brings you history as it really happened and provides revealing interviews, powerful documentary film clips, and lively commentary, all designed to forge connections to the people, places, and events that shaped our world. Preview video clip online and quote promotional discount code: HHM210 at the checkout for a 10% discount!

Information and Services for School Business Managers


Use your outdoor space, Don’t lose it!

www.sunshadeservices.co.uk
52 Oakhill Close, Upper Tean, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST10 4JP

Email: info@sunshadeservices.co.uk
Phone: 01538 724060
Mob: 07807 063734

Transform your existing outdoor space to allow for year round usage with our range of bespoke designed structures. Offering a stunning backdrop to any outdoor area where there is a requirement for shade, we can provide cover for recreational, educational or purely for decorative purposes.

  • Limitless Design & Colour Options
  • Up to 100% Shade Cover & 100% UV Resistance
  • Steel Powder Coated Structures for Increased Durability
  • Stainless Steel Fittings to Ensure Long Life
  • Designed, Manufactured & Fully Installed

Call now to arrange your Free, No Obligation Quotation

 


On-line course in Efficiency – The Certificate in School Efficiency

http://www.admin.org.uk/Eff2.html

The School of Educational Administration and Management, Hamilton House, Earlstrees Court, Earlstrees Road, Corby, Northamptonshire NN17 4HH

Phone: 01536 399 007

Email: Sam@admin.org.uk

Throughout the UK numerous IT Technicians in schools have enhanced their professional standing and helped their school enormously, by introducing efficiencies into the way IT is used within the school.

For many the way into this approach is The Certificate in School Efficiency, a distance learning course that lasts two months; it is a course taken not only by IT staff but also by management and administrators within schools.

Students are given a course manual and are asked (approximately once a fortnight) to complete an activity.

A typical activity invites students on the course to comment on inefficiencies that they see both within the school and in the wider world, within the context of information provided within the course manual. After each activity students are sent a selection of comments made by those who have taken the course previously, and are supplied with further reading to supplement the course manual. This “further reading” material is updated regularly in response to the latest information and research on school efficiency issues.

At the end of the course you write up a project based around a school efficiency that they intend to introduce. The tutor’s commentary on the project aims to help the student implement the project.

After the project has been received and the tutor’s report delivered the student will also be sent five other projects written by students who have taken the course in previous intakes, so that different approaches can be seen in detail.

The next intake on to this course starts on 12 November and there will be a subsequent intake on 3 December 2012.

Application form http://www.admin.org.uk/SEAcertdiplomaForm.pdf

Plastics in our Environment

Plastics in our Environment is a guide to the science of plastics and the environmental issues concerned with their use for Key Stage 4.

The package provides background information for various levels of the Science Attainment targets 1 – 4 and Technology Attainment targets 3 and 4. It is abvailable as a photocopiable book – and thus just one copy is needed, and can be used repeatedly within the school.

The book is divided into five main sections:

  1. The life cycle of plastic – from manufacture and use to disposal and recycling.
  2. Why plastics are used – their properties, the materials, consumption and disposal.
  3. The disposal of plastics in more detail: plastic waste, recycling problems, incineration and landfill.
  4. The different types of degradable plastics: -photodegradable, biodegradable and chemical degradable plastics.
  5. PVC – its manufacture, uses, fire hazard, additives and chemistry.

The book also includes questions and discussion points and teachers notes and is widely illustrated throughout.

You can see a full list of the topics and some sample pages at http://pdf.firstandbest.co.uk/dt/SampleT1667.pdf

Publisher’s reference: T1667EMN ISBN: 978 1 86083 694 7

Prices

  • Photocopiable report in a ring binder, £15.95 plus £3.95 delivery
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  • Both the Ring Binder and the CD £22.94 plus £3.95 delivery
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You can purchase the report… please quote the order ref: T1667EMN

 

Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it…

We have never lived through a time where young people are so disenfranchised.

Currently 1 in 4 young people cannot find work, and a greater number than ever report feeling powerless to influence change. We therefore have a responsibility to prepare children for life after school – to ensure that they are able to seize opportunities, and even create their own, rather than simply conform.

Our aim as educators should be to create a learning environment rich in context, value and purpose where children learn for the now, not just for future exams.

The world’s best education systems are competency, not content, driven. The competencies essential for young people to thrive in the modern world include: focus, preparedness, conviction, perseverance, creativity, curiosity, resilience, risk taking, independence and, most importantly, a sense of purpose.

A teaching resource has just been launched which helps young people develop each of these competencies whilst raising aspirations and personal value.

Career Detectives, a holistic resource centred around a board game, provides stimulating information about careers across all sectors within the context of a range of creative activities focused on these essential competencies.

One of the leading advocates of this pioneering education philosophy is Richard Gerver who received the “School Head Teacher of the Year Award” in 2005 for leading a school on the brink of closure to becoming one of the most innovative in the world. Richard is a passionate supporter of Career Detectives and offered this endorsement:

“It has never been more important that our children understand the relevance of education for the development and realisation of their aspirations and ultimately their futures. Too many young people struggle to understand what their interests and strengths can lead to in adult life. Career Detectives in an innovative, fun and powerful tool that connects life and learning brilliantly!”

Career Detectives is a resource for the innovative and forward thinking educator. Yes, the resource helps schools evidence a number of Ofsted outcomes. Yes, it enhances the core curriculum and therefore aids attainment.

But even more, the use of Career Detectives is a significant step in primary schools helping children understand who they are, their purpose at school, and the value they can offer their community and the wider world.

Career Detectives helps create a learning environment rich in context, value and purpose for all children, not just those who are academically gifted.

Please click here for more information about Career Detectives.

PS We’re so confident that you will find Career Detectives of dramatic benefit to your school that we offer a Money Back Guarantee if you are not completely satisfied with the resource.

What is the most effective way of giving children and young people with reading difficulties access to a wide range of literature?

Twenty years ago young people who struggled with the printed word – for example, those with dyslexia – would typically have found themselves with only a limited range of titles available as audio books.

Today it is quite different thanks to the development over several years of a massive range of audio books in a range of formats from MP3s and CDs to downloads and internet streaming.

These audio books are often read by top actors, and the topics cover much of the National Curriculum and far, far beyond.

Audio books can be used for and by students as an alternative means of accessing information and for their leisure value. In short,they provide an entry into the world of books that might otherwise appear to be impossible.

Audio books have in fact become central to the lives of huge numbers of people, and in the process they have become one of the most dynamic and exciting areas of the book world.

Even better, the purchasing process is straightforward and the cost of downloading and streaming audio books is incredibly low: for £50 per year you can have access to a choice of thousands of titles.

Our library ranges from best selling fiction to titles related to the National Curriculum – and of course they can be accessed at any time, day or night.

For more information…

Active learning is always the most effective form of learning. But what do you do with those who find concentration difficult?

There is an argument that says that the word “Active” in the phrase Active Learning is somewhat redundant since to be effective surely one also has to be active.

But such a recognition leaves us with a problem, for it is clear in every classroom that some students are more active in their learning than others. Which raises the question: what do we do with those students for whom focus and concentration on learning is just not part of their normal form of existence?

In short, is there a way of engaging all your students in active learning, even those who find concentration difficult?

The answer is yes, there is. “Manipulatives” (or card-sorting to give it its more common name) gets children immediately involved in making decisions about your given subject topic. There is no writing involved, just thinking by arranging and re-arranging the cards.

Of course, the level of difficulty of the cards can be varied according to the level of ability of the pupil or student – and in this way every pupil becomes involved in this activity.

In fact, although they are not widely used, manipulatives are proven by research to have an incredibly strong impact on student learning – which is why they might be called “the hidden learning technique”.

The visual nature of the activity is engaging as moving the cards into different arrangements feels to the pupils and students like a fun, games-like activity.

All students have more on-task and productive discussion when there is a shared visual focus. Manipulatives thus give students the arrangements of cards to focus on and sustain involvement

To see how this can work we have produced a free step-by-step visual instruction page on how to execute the Manipulatives technique on our website. It is completely free, and it will take you no more than five minutes to look through (it’s got lots of graphics to help explain the subject quickly, and then you’ve got a new technique up your sleeve).

There are full details on http://app.how2teach.co.uk/techniques/view/differentiating-manipulatives

There are also details of our whole project for raising the quality of teaching through 100+ techniques on http://how2teach.co.uk/

Fifty Health & Lifestyle-based Group Activities for PSHE Key Stages 3 & 4

Trying to convince teenagers of the need to engage in a healthy lifestyle can on occasion seem a difficult task.

Which is why one PSHE teacher thought about turning the issue into a series of “Life Games” – all based around the curriculum requirements for the health and lifestyle topics in PSHE Key Stages 3 and 4.

These games enable you to inform and engage your students on topics which are notoriously sensitive including relationships, reproduction, substance misuse, sunshine and travel, mental health and depression.

Each game is a stand-alone activity which can be delivered to a range of groups. Most of the games are accompanied by separate student notes. Clear learning objectives, based on the national curriculum, together with session plans, are provided.

The games can be used in any order and are suited to the classroom, although they could be used in other contexts. They are intended for groups of about eight to forty participants and are generally appropriate for teenagers and young adults. Each activity should last about thirty minutes, although they can be adapted for longer sessions. There are also suggestions for extending the activity and “talking points”, useful as fillers.

Life Games is available as a photocopiable book or on CD Rom, and individual activities can thus be readily copied and distributed to students as required. The copies can also be shared with colleagues or given to supply teachers, without any fear of the original book being misplaced.

An extract from Life Games, ISBN 978 1 86083 718 0, order code T1730EMN
is available at http://www.pdf.firstandbest.co.uk/pshe/T1730.pdf

Prices

  • Photocopiable report in a ring binder, £24.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • CD with school-wide rights: £24.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • Both the Ring Binder and the CD £31.94 plus £3.95 delivery
  • Prices include VAT.

You can purchase the report…

  • By post from First and Best, Hamilton House, Earlstrees Ct, Earlstrees Rd, Corby, NN17 4HH
  • By fax to 01536 399 012
  • On-line with a credit card at http://tinyurl.com/nvmxng
  • By phone with a school order number or a credit card to 01536 399 011

When ordering the book please quote the reference T1730EMN.

Primary Headteacher Information and Services


Incorporate Dance in your Topic work – and Enjoy it too!

www.dancenotes.co.uk
Madmusik, 62 Holcombe Vale, Bathampton, BA2 6UX

Email: info@madmusik.co.uk
Phone: 01225 313082
Fax number: 0871 528 3291

Is dance just a part of the curriculum that has to be suffered each year? Or an extremely effective way to engage students in wider learning? What if you were shown not only how to effectively and easily structure your classes but were also provided with lesson schemes that do all the planning and preparation for you – and are themed to tie-in with your topic work? Dance Notes provides all this plus relevant, creative music to inspire and motivate your classes. Visit our web site now and see how easy it can be!

 


Quickest way to boost your School funds…

www.intaglobeschoolwear.wix.com/schoolwear
Intaglobe Schoolwear Limited, 79 Darby Road, Liverpool, L19 9AN

Email: sales@intaglobeschool.demon.co.uk
Phone: 0151 427 1222
Fax: 0151 427 1222

Achieve FAST results with the right fundraising ideas…

We have supplied quality fundraising merchandise and printed or embroidered uniform to hundreds of schools for 28 years, so when our customers ask for advice about raising money – we know what works!

Visit our website for some of our best selling items. They’re a quick, easy way to generate revenue – just imagine them sporting your school logo! There’s also still time to create a fantastic customised product that the whole school will love, ready for the Festive season!

Call Naomi today, and find out what makes us the smarter schools’ choice…!


Treat your Foundation Stage to a Circus!

www.circuskevin.co.uk
Kevin’s Community Circus,52 Gleave Road,Selly Oak,Birmingham,B29 6JR

Email: circuskevin@blueyonder.co.uk
Phone:
0121-414-0094

This circus is aimed at the needs of your 3 & 4 year olds.

The little ones squeal with delight at all the clown’s misfortunes during the circus show.

Circus workshops can follow for each class.

Unusual items – ezyrollers, whirl-o-wheels, rebound rollers, tightrope (thick rope – low to ground) are all popular in the workshop.

Inviting foundation stage pupils to come dressed in circus costume adds a lovely flavour for the day.


Use your outdoor space, don’t lose it!

www.sunshadeservices.co.uk
52 Oakhill Close, Upper Tean, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST10 4JP

Email: info@sunshadeservices.co.uk
Phone:
01538 724060
Mob:
07807 063734

Transform your existing outdoor space to allow for year round usage with our range of bespoke designed structures. Offering a stunning backdrop to any outdoor area where there is a requirement for shade, we can provide cover for recreational, educational or purely for decorative purposes.

  • Limitless Design & Colour Options
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What is the most effective way of tackling Sexual Imagery on Social Media, Sexting and Sexual Identities?

81% of secondary school pupils aged 14-18 claim that most of their understanding about sex comes from the internet, television and friends.

Worse, in studies by the young person’s sexual advice service, Brook, almost half of the country’s secondary pupils stated that they felt the sex education provided at school was poor with a lack of relevant information. Shockingly, 5% citied pornography as their main source of information.

The key point here of course is not whether the approach being used in the schools is “poor” or not – but rather that the youngsters perceive it as poor.

In such a situation it is often helpful to have a complete re-think as to how the subject can be taught, and this is what we have done with a series of four lessons that tackle questions related to young people, the media and sexual identities.

Of course all approaches must teach reproduction in the biological sense and provide sex education as part of sex and relationship education.

But as you will know, there is no set SRE policy and this can make things incredibly difficult in the classroom as you are placed in the invidious position of having to provide better sex education without the support to do so.

One way to face the findings of the Brook study is to place a greater emphasis placed on real life situations, emotions and the impact of media such as Facebook, Twitter and ‘sexting’.

iTeachingResources have worked with Dawn Clark, a practicing trainee psychologist, psychotherapist and researcher with special interest in young people and sexually risky or harmful behaviours to produce just such materials.

The new package of sex education lesson plans from iTeachingResources priced at £49.95 is split into a series of four sessions and full details of the lessons can be found at http://www.iteachingresources.com/lessons/secondary-school/pshe-resources/sre-resources where they can be purchases and downloaded straight away. If you quote reference HH12SRE when you buy you will gain a 5% discount on the order.

For further information, contact info@iteachingresources.com or telephone 0113 2660880

What’s the one thing that parents, students and employers all want?

There is in fact one thing that almost everyone wants – but it is not what you might imagine.

It is something that some students do get offered in schools but some don’t. It’s simple and straightforward to offer, and could be made available to everyone. But it isn’t.

This much wanted “something” is… touch typing.

Parents know from their day to day experience that in almost every workplace the ability to type fast and accurately is valued.

Students find that when writing essays, if they can touch type they can then focus on the construction and meaning of the sentences, not on the means of getting the text onto the page.

What’s more, many businesses check applicants’ typing speed and accuracy at a job interview, no matter what the job, since in offices and factories almost everyone uses computers all day long.

So, we might ask, why don’t more schools teach touch typing?

In fact a substantial number do, but those who don’t tend to give two answers when asked why they don’t.

The first is the lack of time. Given the enormous benefit that touch typing brings in speeding up the student’s note making and essay writing, as well as the subsequent benefits at university and/or at work, it is odd that the subject is not on the national curriculum – but it isn’t. And time is at a premium.

However, taking a student up to 70 words a minute or more makes such a huge difference to the student’s performance that they recoup the time taken very quickly. On a time basis, touch typing is a good investment.

And indeed, if there really isn’t any time within the school timetable for the subject to be taught, the students can do it during lunchtime or at home.

Which brings us on to the second point. If the school can’t afford to run touch typing courses, then most schools find that many parents are willing to pay – again because they know through their jobs just how valuable touch typing is as a skill. (Indeed those who can touch type will also know just how quickly the skill can be learned by students who really want to do it).

The touch typing programme that a number of schools now use is provided online – which makes it very simple for everyone to access either within the school or at home. It is provided through an online service called ‘Type-Net’ that provides keyboard skills training for pupils and staff along with other related benefits. What’s more, it is available at a price that makes it a no-brainer, and that’s certainly what we all want.

Click here to learn more and to submit an enquiry for more information.

Type&Test Ltd
BCS Partners on the ‘e-type’ programme
PO Box 479
Huntingdon
PE28 0YB

Direct Line – 01480 861867

Sex and Sensibility

Teaching teenagers about social relationships can be hard.

To make the teaching of social relationship issues throughout the school a simpler and more consistent process, we produced a course book which links sex, social relationships and wider social issues and which can be used throughout the school with the assurance of continuity of message at each stage. The course considers wider issues such as puberty, sex, self-esteem, self-efficacy, peer pressure, notions of attraction and beauty and socialisation.

The volume includes cross-curricular links with history, sociology, art, science, and literature. incorporating, for example, Shakespeare’s “True Face of Beauty” sonnet and a mystery love letter. Indeed whether one wishes to look at branding, personality, the law, health or any other matter in this field, it is covered here.

What’s more, the book, Sex and Sensibility: a Sex and Relationships Course for Secondary Schools, is available both in photocopiable form and as a volume that can be loaded onto the school network so that only one copy is needed.

Sex and Sensibility: a Sex and Relationships Course for Secondary Schools by Shona Kerr. Sample pages can be viewed at http://www.pdf.firstandbest.co.uk/pshe/T1760.pdf

Publisher’s reference: T1760EMN ISBN: 978 1 86083 754 8

Prices

  • Photocopiable report: £24.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • CD with school-wide rights: £24.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • Both the Ring Binder and the CD £31.94 plus £3.95 delivery
  • Prices include VAT.

You can purchase the report… please quote the order ref: T1760emn

 

One simple way to ensure your school library plays a key role in promoting reading

 

Is your school library playing a key role in promoting reading? Is it well organised and welcoming, child and teacher friendly?

You don’t need expensive software or equipment to run a great school library – you just need tried and tested successful ideas.

Off the Shelf is the indispensable practical manual for running a successful primary school library and promoting reading. It’s a copiable book, with online resources, by Lucy Bakewell, the primary school librarian who won the School Library Association award as ‘School Librarian of the Year’.

Off the Shelf covers:

• Choosing books
• Organising the library
• Successful reading activities
• Boys into books
• Involving children in the library
• Working with reluctant readers
• Involving parents
• Creating great displays to attract pupils
• The annual calendar of events
• Author visits
• Supporting the curriculum
• Key websites

The cost of the book is £14.95 + £1.50 P & P (orders over £35 are post free)

Save 10% online by entering special code ots12 where it says Vouchers
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Alternatively you can place an order or contact us using the details below.

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Carel Press
4 Hewson Street
Carlisle
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(01228 538928)
www.carelpress.co.uk

Sex and Sensibility

Teaching teenagers about social relationships can be hard.

To make the teaching of social relationship issues throughout the school a simpler and more consistent process, we produced a course book which links sex, social relationships and wider social issues and which can be used throughout the school with the assurance of continuity of message at each stage. The course considers wider issues such as puberty, sex, self-esteem, self-efficacy, peer pressure, notions of attraction and beauty and socialisation.

The volume includes cross-curricular links with history, sociology, art, science, and literature. incorporating, for example, Shakespeare’s “True Face of Beauty” sonnet and a mystery love letter. Indeed whether one wishes to look at branding, personality, the law, health or any other matter in this field, it is covered here.

What’s more, the book, Sex and Sensibility: a Sex and Relationships Course for Secondary Schools, is available both in photocopiable form and as a volume that can be loaded onto the school network so that only one copy is needed.

Sex and Sensibility: a Sex and Relationships Course for Secondary Schools by Shona Kerr. Sample pages can be viewed at http://www.pdf.firstandbest.co.uk/pshe/T1760.pdf

Publisher’s reference: T1760EMN ISBN: 978 1 86083 754 8

Prices

  • Photocopiable report: £24.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • CD with school-wide rights: £24.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • Both the Ring Binder and the CD £31.94 plus £3.95 delivery
  • Prices include VAT.

You can purchase the report… please quote the order ref: T1760emn

What is the main factor that allows one young person to find a job while another remains unemployed?

Around 40% of unemployed people in the UK are aged 16-25. Which raises the simple question, how do the other 60%, who do find work, actually manage to do it?

Is it down to their skills, their personality, their location, or maybe just plain luck?

All these factors obviously have an effect on whether a person gets a job or not, but it appears that the main answer centres on the fact that those who get work tend to have the ability to identify their personal strengths as well as the key skills employers are looking for.

And they then use those two attributes in their job application and job interview.

Of course, to be able to do this young people need confidence and motivation – which incidentally are also qualities that employers today invariably look for.

So in effect young people who get jobs give employers what they want: an appearance of confidence and motivation. Not too much, of course (no one wants to employ an over-confident young person), but just the right amount for the employer to think – this young person could be ok in our business.

It is with this thinking in mind that we’ve produced a pack which provides young people with the tools to find their first job after leaving school. It is suitable both for those who have already gained some work experience or even those who have held a job for some time.

The pack also shows that if we can only identify the various options available to us we can make a decision based on our desires, strengths and talents.

The whole job hunting process is covered, from speculative applications, employment agencies, job centres, newspaper job lists, etc, through to CV preparation, interview techniques, interview follow-ups, etc.

This resource is available as a hard copy or an ebook and free sample pages are available on our website.

You can order Effective Job Hunting in any of these ways:

Information and Services for Headteachers


Looking for a better timetable?

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How to get a 1 for Teaching and Learning

www.smartees.me.uk
55, Montague Close, Wokingham, Berks RG40 5PH

Email: office@smartees.me.uk
Phone:
0118 9797551

The one day course designed for Headteachers, senior leaders, ASTs, and teachers responsible for teaching and learning.

This practical, inspiring day covers:

What ‘outstanding’ looks like, sounds like and feels like
Teacher knowledge and passion for their subject
Student motivation and engagement
Independent and collaborative learning
AfL and differentiation strategies
…and much more

Upbeat and optimistic, the day reinforces the reason we came into teaching: not to satisfy Ofsted, but our enduring commitment to improving the life chances of our students.


School Inspection + Improvement Magazine

www.siimaguk.co.uk
Forum Business Media Ltd, Unit F3, Kingsway Business Park, Oldfield Road, Hampton, TW12 2HD

Email: Melinda.butler@forumbusinessmedia.co.uk
Phone:
020 8941 8589
Fax:
020 8941 8389

School Inspection + Improvement Magazine covers the latest developments in policy and best practice, plus practical suggestions on getting ready for inspection, supported by a collection of ready-made forms and checklists for you to photocopy and use immediately in your school (also available in Word on a memory stick with the premium subscription).

Visit the School Inspection + Improvement Magazine website to browse through the latest articles on raising pupil achievement through parental engagement, preparing for short-notice inspections, analysing progress using RAISEonline, the experiences of schools that have been inspected under the new framework, SMSC, quality marks, and much more …,

Download sample pages and see for yourself how School Inspection and Improvement Magazine can help you: http://siimaguk.co.uk/samples/


Raising Grades through Study Skills

First and Best in Education
Hamilton House, Earlstrees Ct., Earlstrees Road, Corby, NN17 4HH

Phone: 01536 399 011
Fax: 01536 399 012

How well a student does in an exam is generally down to two factors:

  1. how much the student knows
  2. how good the student is at reproducing that knowledge in an exam or via coursework

Raising Grades through Study Skills by Tony Attwood includes all the skills that pupils will need to improve their study skills and raise grades throughout secondary school.

It is available as a photocopiable book or on CD Rom which can itself be copied or loaded onto the school’s learning platform or intranet.

Cat No: 978 1 86083 845 3; Order code: T1787SHR – please quote with order.

Sample pages: http://pdf.firstandbest.co.uk/education/T1787.pdf

Price for book or CD: £24.95 plus £3.95 delivery ( incl VAT)
Price for book and CD: £31.94 plus £3.95 delivery ( incl VAT)

On line orders with a credit card: http://shop.firstandbest.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=54&products_id=267