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Useful links

We try to keep our links up to date. Please contact us if there are any errors, or if there are useful sites that you think we should have included.

Create an effective learning environment

Behaviour management advice from teachernet (from the National Archives website)
Free games and circle times The right hand panel has lots of free useful resources about the learning environment and positive behaviour management.
Behaviour4learning Positive approaches in behaviour management
Maintaining classroom discipline A short film made in 1947 showing a teacher failing to get his pupils working through punishment, and succeeding when using effective teaching and learning.
Directgov’s parent resources
Ideas on classroom layout

Teach effectively

Free resources to support lesson planning from teachernet (National Archives website)
TES Connect lesson plans Thousands of lesson plans for all key stages.
CILT community language resources Includes curriculum guides.
Asset Languages Help in planning language learning, with detailed curriculum guides for community languages.

Plan and develop your organisation

ACAS A comprehensive overview of promoting equal opportunities. 
NCVO Advice section includes information on employment law and equal opportunities.
Planware Advice on business planning.

Register as an exam centre

Register with AQA
Register with OCR

Consult monitor and evaluate

The ESRC network project University of Cambridge study on pupil consultation, containing newsletters, publications and toolkits.
Hear by Right Tried and tested standards framework from the NYA to assess and improve practice and policy on the active involvement of children and young people.
Parent councils advice from teachernet Includes a good case study on consulting parents (from National Archives website)
TES Connect resources – assessment
TES Connect resources – record sheets

Select and support staff and volunteers

London Voluntary Service Council Up-to-date information on current employment, designed particularly for small organisations.
Criminal Records Bureau Support and advice on identifying candidates who may be unsuitable to work with children. 

Volunteering websites:
Community Service Volunteers
Duke of Edinburgh Award
Volunteering England

Make sure children are safe

The Safe Network Safeguarding children and young people
Making the Link Preventing unintentional injury
Health and Safety Executive
Free guide for small businesses, including two ready-made forms for a risk assessment and a health and safety policy.
NSPCC
Tackling school bullying from teachernet (from the National Archives website)

Manage finances wisely

Cash-online Works with many supplementary schools and small charities across London, and runs training courses in many areas. 
The Community Accounting Network Helps develop, promote and support community accountancy services throughout the UK.

Choose the right resources

The Teacher Resource Exchange A moderated database of resources and activities created by teachers. 
QCDA resources A large range of materials on topics such as assessment and planning for progression.
ICTeachers resources vault
Teaching Ideas
BBC schools
Skoolzone
Children’s Scrapstore A directory of children’s scrap stores across the UK. Membership is open to groups working in creative play, care, and educational settings.
Culture 24 Ideas for learning in museums and galleries with listings of exhibitions and events near you.
Refugees into Teaching

Partnerships and working with other organisations

CILT: The National Centre for Languages
National Council for Voluntary Organisations
Urban Forum Information and support for voluntary sector networks.
Westway Development Trust
London Global Teacher Network
London teachers share experience, opinions and resources around global learning, both online and through meetings and events hosted at various London venues.