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Artisan HQ
This site offers free online video art tutorials.

Association for Physical Education - Supporting the delivery of PE
Quality assured services and resources for all Physical Education and School Sport professionals including Local Authority PE Advisers, Lecturers, Consultants, Teachers, Coaches and Adults Supporting Learning.

BBC News - Education
The latest news in education from the BBC News pages.

BBC News - School League Tables
A comprehensive guide to primary and secondary schools in England.

BBC History
The home of history on the BBC - including original content on a variety of historical topics.

BBC Languages - Homepage
Learn to speak a foreign language, including Spanish, German, French and Italian.

BBC Learning Zone
Video clips form the BBC Learning zone allows teachers to get more visual information on a variety of subjects.

BBC Newsround
This site has news-based teaching ideas as well as lessons for citizenship, pshe and literacy.

BBC Religion
Various religious issues and information about customs and cultures can be found from this site.

BBC School Report
BBC News School Report gives 11-14 year-old students in the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience.

BBC Science
The best of BBC Science from television, radio, the web and beyond.

BBC Wallace and Gromit - World of Invention
The BBC Wallace and Gromit site has hands on kits to help you build your own robots, ejector seats and other gadgets.

BBC Weather | United Kingdom
BBC site that focuses on the weather.

BBC World Service - World Service
Website focussing on international news and issues provided by the BBC.

BESA home
BESA (The British Educational Suppliers Association) has over 300 members including distributors of books, furniture, ICT and other educational materials.

Bright Cloud Resources
Free KS1 and KS2 educational classroom resources.

British Humanist Association
KS2 teacher resources - “Resolution Revolution”, offers a twist on traditional New Year resolutions and encourages us all to make and keep a resolution to do something to help others in 2013.

British Red Cross
This site offers free imaginative tools and resources ideal for citizenship teaching.

British Science Association
A range of free science resources for hands-on activities and projects.

Coxhoe Durham school website follows the QCA schemes of work for science, numeracy, literacy which are presented to the children in practical contexts.

Discovering Antarctica
Education resources including games, activities and videos to help you learn about Antartica.

A drama classes and performing arts schools directory. Free advice on all aspects of performing arts.

E2BN Clips
Use the planning area of this website to find out how you can plan for ICT to support EYFS.

Gapminder offers a selection of data visualization tools to help make statistics look interesting. Use interactive maps, charts and graphs to display your data in secondary Geography, History and PSHE lessons.

Famous Historic Buildings
This site offers photos and virtual tours of some of the world's famous historic buildings, places and sites.

Liverpool Museum Website for Kids
Free, fun games and resources for 4 - 11 year olds.
Free maths games and games-based revision resources for GCSE.

Free maths tests to help with GCSE revision.

National Numeracy
This site offers an overview of the key elements of numeracy teaching as well as links to useful resources.

Primary Resources
This site provides free lesson plans, teaching ideas & worksheets for primary and elementary teachers.

Special Education Matters
A free and accessible online blog focusing on Special Educational Needs. Featuring free, printable resources for parents, carers and teachers.
Assign free, fun maths games to your class to play in school or at home.

The Communication Trust
Free phonics guidance and factsheets for children with SEN or speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).

The Renewable World
Lesson plans and resources to help you explore the fast-changing world of renewable materials, and their role in building a sustainable future.

Teachers TV
This site contains education video resources, lesson plans and ideas to use in the classroom.

Teaching Ideas
This site contains lesson ideas, activities and resources for teachers to use in the classrooms.

TES Teaching Resources
This site provides free resources shared by early years, primary and secondary teachers including resources for revision, teaching ideas, lesson plans, activities, worksheets and interactive whiteboard resources.

U.S Geological Survey
This site provides free educational resources on many aspects of water including a new poster of the water cycle for primary and secondary schools.

Wallace and Gromit's World of Cracking Ideas
This site has a range of resources to help understand innovation; including lesson plans and activities for the age groups 4-7, 8-11 and 12-16 year olds.

Wild About Plants
Teaching resources and activity plans encouraging children to access their local green space.

Woodlands School
Resources for teachers to help them plan students work and homework.

Young Scientists Journal
Young Scientists is a free international online science journal, written and edited entirely by 12-20 year olds.

Youth Amplified
A free resource designed to help young people increase the basic skills of speaking, listening and formulating an argument.

Advice and guidance

BESA home
BESA (The British Educational Suppliers Association) has over 300 members including distributors of books, furniture, ICT and other educational materials.

The General Teaching Council for England, provides an opportunity for teachers to shape the development of professional practice and policy, and to maintain and set professional standards.

Know It All for Trainees and NQTs
Online resources to help trainee teachers and NQTs understand the e-safety issues within schools, as well as find advice for their own use of technology.

National Curriculum
The QCA website concentrates National curriculum for all of the keystages.

Ofsted inspects and regulates to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and in education and skills for learners of all ages.

The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority website.

QCA Tests and exams homepage
QCA's Tests and exams support website brings you information on national curriculum assessments, general qualifications and the new Diploma qualifications.

The National Strategies
The National Strategies has created a new focus area for Assessing Pupils' Progress (APP) which brings together useful information, guidance and support materials relating to APP in one central location.

Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA)
The TDA takes you through the process of becoming a teacher. From teacher qualification requirements to choosing the right teacher training course.

Teaching News
Teachers can share the latest news, links and teaching ideas, in order to support teachers around the world.

Topmarks Education
Advice and guidance teaching resources, interactive resources, worksheets, homework, exam and revision help for use in the classroom.

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