Some useful links
We’ve put together a list together of what we think are some of the most useful sites around. We haven’t had a chance to look at every single page of every site so the views expressed are not necessarily our own. If you have any other suggestions we’d love to hear them. Just leave us a comment or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, thank you!
BBC Learning: Schools
BBC Learning: Teachers
BBC Learning: Parents
British Educational Suppliers Association. They provide information about their member companies and offer information and advice about their respective industries.
BAA Social Media
A niche editorial company specialising in blog writing and social media management. Run by a lovely guy called Paul. A great place to go if you’re looking for some help with your online business presence.
Cost Cutters UK
Sam got in touch to let us know about Cost Cutters, suppliers of early learning equipment. With everything from sensory toys to stationary and storage there’s a lot to take a look at, we especially like the look of the Lego Education section!
Department for Education
Formed in May 2010 and are responsible for education and children’s services. Lots of things from news, the school curriculum and pupil support.
A very popular Saturday cricket club for boys, girls and adults. They have lots of experience, expertise and qualifications, are based in Berkshire and are run by a lovely chap and long term friend of our founding director so we know it’s going to be good!
Grumpy Sheep Music
Maaa-vellous musicals for primary schools! Creators of fun, educational musicals, Christmas nativities and songs for primary schools, pre-schools and special needs children. Written and composed by the lovely Caroline Hoile, talented cellist and school musical writer extraordinaire. Their plays are performed all over the UK and across the world! We just love the grumpy sheep logo!
A truly great charity doing lots of wonderful work up and down the county with young people. IntoUniversity provides local learning centres where young people are inspired to achieve. Each local centre IntoUniversity offers an innovative programme that supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to attain either a university place or another chosen aspiration.
They search high a low for a range of workshops, speakers, after school clubs, theatre companies and more which can be found quickly so you don’t have to spend lots of time searching. Great idea!
All about badges! They sell professional badge making machines for schools as well as lots of other handy badge related products and components. Through their service you can have simple button badges made, right though to high quality stamped hard enamel brooches. They also have lots of free images to download for their badge making machines. Their love for all things badges is contagious!
The lovely people who built our website. They do web design, PR, social media and so much more… Lovely, professional group of people.
Homework and learning fun for 3-7 year olds. A wonderful blog written by Miss Mernagh, under 6′s teacher, packed full of great ideas and useful content. The Blog Awards Ireland 2013 winner, and featured in The Times and Irish Examiner.
My Events Cloud
Compiling resources from people around the world to help teachers and parents motivate learners.
An interesting blog aimed at parents who want to get back to work, start a new business or just learn new things. Very genuine, nice blog.
Full of free plans, activity ideas and resources for primary school teachers.
Stress Free Teacher
Their aim is to help those in need of support or encouragement; sign post people in the right direction for support and to provide a supportive and empathetic space to voice concerns, worries or problems.
A group of teachers from Aldenham School who believe in the power of collaborative learning, sharing good practise and have lots of great content on their blog.
Lots of free teaching and classroom resources, a fantastic online resource for teachers!
Bringing together the best educational resources in one place through one handy search engine. Full of videos with ideas and also ones to use in the classroom.
A wonderful site for teachers looking to work in Europe, including the UK. Not only do they have a jolly nice website (it all looks very well laid out and user friendly), they have a brilliant blog too, with, to quote them, “everything you to need to know about working as a teacher in Europe and the UK”. A great hub for teachers. Want to find out more? Visit them at:
Another useful site with lots of free lesson ideas, plans, activities and resources for use in primary school classrooms.
Lots going on here! Resources, news, book reviews, events, hot products and more!
A popular blog with educational news, links and resources.
The largest network of teachers in the world! Jobs, resources, forums and more!
The Sticker Factory
We are very proud of all of our motivation products and have been supplying the education sector, homes, health sector and businesses for over 10 years.
A lovely site with resources for KS1 and KS2. They also have a great calendar with lots of different events and noteworthy dates that are going on throughout the year.
Writing and communication:
We love to write, our favourite topic is stickers (not surprisingly!). So when Aileen got in touch to let us know about a few writing and communication sites she’s found helpful and would we include them here, we were more than happy too. Thanks Aileen, and happy writing everyone!
Australian College of Journalism http://acj.edu.au/courses/writing-and-communication
Open Colleges Group http://www.opencollegesgroup.com.au Encompasses all of the Open College Groups blogs, courses and their mission.
Open Colleges informED, iPad apps for creative writing http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/communications/6-ipad-apps-for-creative-writing/
Open Colleges informED, 25 ways to boost your writing skills http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/communications/25-ways-to-boost-your-writing-skills/