Below is a list of useful links that will lead you to websites providing teaching and learning materials, plus lots of helpful information on lesson planning, the national curriculum and educational news. There are plenty of teaching resources available online, but this list is a good starting point for locating relevant and up to date information.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools  – BBC schools
Lesson plans, worksheets and other resources.

www.byteachers.org.uk – The Association of Teachers’ Websites
Links to educational websites and a virtual school which is beginning to provide online lessons and activities.

www.ceismc.gatech.edu/busyt – Busy Teachers’ Website
An American site that has links to external sites showing lesson plans and activities.

www.educate.org.uk – Schoolsnet
Able to review schools. In the classroom section you will find a number of lesson plans for primary and secondary. Free registration required to have full access.

www.homeworkelephant.co.uk – Homework Elephant
A site to help children with their homework but can be used effectively in the classroom. Also has links to a number of sites in the teachers’ section.

www.nc.uk.net – National Curriculum online
for each subject this site has the programmes of study and non-statutory guidelines, attainment targets and notes and links to online teaching resources.

www.primaryresources.co.uk – Primary Resources
Free lesson plans, activity ideas and resources for primary teachers.

www.schoolzone.co.uk – School Zone
Links to educational websites.

www.sitesforteachers.com – Sites for Teachers
Links to educational websites.

www.teachernet.gov.uk/teachingandlearning/resourcematerials/Resources/index.cfm
Teachernet a database of lesson plans and resources

www.teachers.tv – Teachers TV
Videos that cover all key stages and subjects.

www.teachingideas.co.uk – Teaching Ideas
Lesson ideas, activities and resources for primary years offering useful links.

www.teaching-resource.co.uk – Teaching Resource
Links to educational websites categorised by subject, also links to NNS and NLS worksheets.

www.team-teach.co.uk – Team Teach
Personalised training in positive handling strategies.

www.tes.co.uk/resources – Times Educational Supplement
The resource section on this site provides free resources and site links that have been submitted and reviewed by teachers.

www.topmarks.co.uk – Topmarks
A site for the primary age range, fun interactive whiteboard resources to use within the classroom environment or as individual activities.

www.tre.ngfl.gov.uk – Teacher Resource Exchange
a site for resources and activities that has been created by teachers and checked by subject specialists. Requires registration but is free.

www.underfives.co.uk – Under fives
Provides topic ideas, planning help and worksheets.

Online newspapers

http://education.guardian.co.uk –  Education Guardian Online

www.tes.co.uk/community – Times Educational Supplement

Government sponsored sites

www.curriculumonline.gov.uk – Curriculum Online
Search and view online curriculum resources.

www.dfes.gov.uk – Department for Children, Schools and Families.

www.gtce.org.uk – General Teaching Council for England

www.ofsted.gov.uk – Ofsted

www.qca.org.uk – Qualifications and Curriculum Authority

www.teachernet.gov.uk – Teachernet

Behaviour management

http://www.behaviouruk.com/ – Behaviour UK
Provides key information, resources and advice on a range of behavioural issues.

Professional associations and support services

Union sites

Union websites that offer support and advice. Membership is not always necessary to access the information.

www.ascl.org.uk – Association for School and College Leaders

www.askatl.org.uk – Association of Teachers and Lecturers

www.nasuwt.org.uk – National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers

www.teachers.org.uk – National Union of Teachers

www.voicetheunion.org.uk – Voice, The Union for Education Professionals

Teaching Associations

Joining associations can be especially beneficial to supply teachers as they can help to prevent feelings of isolation from the teaching community.

Follow the link below to view a list of the main organisations.

www.teachernet.gov.uk/professionaldevelopment/professionalassociations/teachingassociations

Subject Associations

Joining a subject association will enable supply teachers, who have limited INSET opportunities, to remain at the forefront of their subject.

Follow the link below to view a list of the main organisations.

www.teachernet.gov.uk/professionaldevelopment/professionalassociations/subjectassociations