Official Government Websites
OFSTED – Ofsted (The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills), is the inspectorate for pupils and teachers within England. Ofsted is responsible for inspecting a range of educational institutions, including state schools, some independent schools as well as childcare, adoption and fostering agencies and initial teacher training centres.
Department for Education - The Department for Education is responsible for children’s services and education, including higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England.
NARIC – NARIC is a national agency for the comparison and recognition of international qualifications and skills on behalf of the UK Government.
Education Apps and Technology
Class Dojo – Class Dojo is an online and mobile interactive platform to encourage positive behaviour as well as collaboration between teachers, students and parents.
Padlet – Padlet is another online and mobile collaboration platform with the purpose of distributing and commenting on work related files and resources. If using the schools package, teachers can take full advantage of the student reporting function.
Seesaw – Seesaw is a popular app where students can directly document what they have learnt in classes using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. Upon students uploading their teachers can easily review progress and growth over time.
Scratch – Scratch is a widely recognised app for students and teachers as a means of programming interactive stories, games and animations.
Kahoot – Kahoot is a free learning platform that is centred on games based learning.
Plickers - Plickers is a simple mobile tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices.
BBC Bitesize – BBC Bitesize is a popular Education resource website for both Teachers and Students who are looking for subject, topic and key stage specific learning and revision materials. BBC Bitesize covers all subjects with an array of engaging and interactive videos and lessons ideas.
Primary Resources – Primary Resources by Gareth Pitchford was launched in 1998 as a means of providing Primary School Teachers an exciting array of lessons plans, and activity ideas and specialist resources.
Teaching Ideas - Teaching Ideas is a long established site for Primary School teachers to download, share and exchange lesson ideas and teaching strategies.
Twinkl – Twinkl is an award winning website for Primary, Secondary and Special Needs educators to discover an utilise an array of high quality lesson plans, assessment materials and other education resources.
TeachHub – TeachHub offers teachers free lesson plans, education articles, teaching tips, recommendations & professional development resources.
Doodle Maths - Doodle Maths is an award winning Maths website and learning app with an array of lesson starters and homework tasks where students, teachers and parents can collaborate. Doodle Maths also provides students with a daily practice work program that enables them to make a substantial amount of progression and development.
Specialist Websites and Blogs
The Education Support Partnership – The Education Support Partnership is a charity that was set up as a means of providing help to education staff and organisations to boost wellbeing and individual support. The charity runs a 24 hours confidential service including a hotline with a full counselling service.
Edutopia – Edutopia is an education website specialising in showcasing evidence and practitioner-based learning strategies that empower teachers to improve a myriad of skills.
Smart Classroom Management – Created by Michael Linisin, Smart Classroom Management is dedicated to providing teachers with numerous tips and techniques on how to successfully manage students.
Teacher Toolkit – As one of the leading blogs on teaching and education, TeacherToolkit has an extensive collection of teaching ideas, classroom resources and information regarding teacher training.
SchoolWell - SchoolWell is a specialist website dedicated to promoting and improving the wellbeing of staff in education. Schoolwell publish a number of insightful articles that outline effective tactics that teachers can utilise in their classroom practice.