Links and Resources
In this section of the website, you will find information about a range of resources, articles, blogs, podcasts. Use the menu links to find resources related to a specific aspect of teaching and learning
Blogs, Articles and Podcasts
- Recommended podcasts: Thinking Deeply About Primary Education, Tips for Teachers, The Dynamic Deputies, Rethinking Education, Filling the Pail, Education Research Reading Room and Naylor's Natter are just a few of a wealth of education podcasts related to subject knowledge and pedagogy.
- The Education Endowment Foundation is an independent charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and education achievement, supporting schools, nurseries and colleges to improve teaching and learning through better use of evidence
- Ofsted have published a series of Curriculum Research Reviews looking at the research evidence currently available about different curriculum subjects
- The TES has a very popular bank of resources here (by teachers, for teachers)
- The Chartered College of Teaching is the professional body for teachers. Membership is free for trainee teachers
- Oak National Academy is an independent public body. They work in partnership to improve pupil outcomes and close the disadvantage gap by supporting teachers to teach, and enabling pupils to access a high-quality curriculum.
- Teachit started off as a tray in the corner of a staff-room (to allow teachers to share their resources with each other) and has grown into a thriving community of teachers contributing resources, discussing ideas and finding inspiration. Go to and look for 'primary'.
- In 2014, the Sutton Trust published a seminal paper - What Makes Great Teaching. This report reviews over 200 pieces of research to identify the elements of teaching with the strongest evidence of improving attainment. It finds some common practices can be harmful to learning and have no grounding in research.
- In 2010, Barak Rosenshine formulated ten key principles, which he argued underpin any effective approach to instruction in lessons.
- The Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation in Australia published a classroom guide designed to help teachers incorporate cognitive load theory into their teaching practice.
- In a paper published in 2006, Kirschner, Sweller and Clark explore the evidence for the superiority of guided instruction for novice learners in contrast to minimally guided instruction. The full paper, as well as a short summary can be downloaded below.