Clips and videos bring a subject to life – but there’s so much out there. How do you find the best?

The web is awash with video material, but how do you find material that’s relevant and interesting?

TV Choice has brought together the best of its 280+ films and clips, supported by notes, on one password for classroom and home use. It means to-the-point, fact-packed material on Business, Economics, Geography, ICT, D&T History and PSHE & Citizenship. It means material created for UK schools, clearly organised, entertaining and without bias.

TV Choice has been providing relevant, compelling material for schools for over 30 years – that wealth of material is now available as an easy to use library at less than £4 a week.

You can preview some of our new titles that we offer by clicking on the following links:

Marketing Strategy Case Studies: Tesco Triumph & Tragedy

Marketing Strategy Case Studies: The Starbucks Experience

The European Union Explained: EU History, Structure, Pros and Cons

TV Choice offers a range of Streaming Platform Packages:

  1. Full TVChoice Library (280+ films & clips £195 + vat per year)
  2. Business & Economics (230+ films & clips £165 + vat per year)
  3. Geography, Leisure & Tourism (100+ films & clips £120 + vat per year)
  4. Design, Technology & ICT (60+ films & clips £75 + vat per year)
  5. PSHE & Citizenship (80+ films & clips £75 + vat per year)
  6. History (13 films & clips £49 + vat per year)

You can order any of our TV Choice Streaming Platform Packages either by visiting our website, calling 0208 464 7402, faxing 0208 464 7845, or by sending your order in the post to TV Choice Ltd, PO Box 597, Bromley, BR2 0YB.

Please note that if you enter the code HHSP16 at checkout (on the website) or on your order, you will receive 10% off your order.


Tolerance and Cooperation



A child who plays with numerous other children simultaneously typically has a higher level of tolerance and patience, as well as better developed team working and overall cooperation skills.

Which is why Edventure regularly supplies nurseries with playtime games and equipment from the Giant Games range – so that it is possible for more children to join in with the game or activity at any one time.


Big Build Blocks



Giant Tower & Cube Set



Giant Snakes & Ladders



Giant Jamanga



Giant Mikado


To place an order with Edventure you can either:

  • visit our website at
  • fax your order to 01323 50 10 41
  • call us on 01323 50 10 40
  • email your order to us at      
  • or send your order by post to Edventure Ltd, Hargreaves Business Park, Hargreaves Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 6QW.

Free delivery when you quote the code HH0515. Payment, either by credit card or cheque, is required with your order.


Become Ofsted Outstanding with your 12 Month Facebook Content Calendar

Hi, my name is Dave Walker.

I am the UK’s leading Education Marketing Expert, and I’ve helped schools all over Europe use their online presence to grow their brand and build an Outstanding School for the last twenty years.

I’ve worked with hundreds of Senior Leaders in schools so I know exactly which problems stop schools communicating effectively with their audiences. I want to show you how to use social media to communicate effortlessly with your parents and prospective parents and reinforce your school as ‘Outstanding.’

To help you achieve this I have developed a monthly calendar that tells you exactly what you need to post and when. When you subscribe to our social media calendar you will get a new calendar emailed to you in advance for each month of the year, but best of all you will get the first month September 2016 FREE.

That’s right your first month is completely FREE of charge.

Just click this link I Want my FREE Social Media Calendar and we will get it to you straight away.

Every Head teacher wants their primary school to be ‘Outstanding’. Every Head teacher also knows that to get graded as ‘Outstanding’ against today’s Ofsted framework is tough to achieve. Part of becoming an ‘Outstanding’ school is doing things that matter, better and often differently than other schools. Most primary schools use social media to communicate with their parents and prospective parents, but not many primary schools do it well and with ease.

Your social media calendar will:

  • Ensure Ofsted know you communicate well and engage with your community
  • Make social media easy to manage and deliver
  • Showcase your school as an Outstanding learning environment

I am sure you will enjoy your FREE first month. Click here to get your FREE copy Now.

I look forward to helping your school to grow.

Dave Walker

P.S. Take this one action and it could transform your schools ability to connect with its audiences and supercharge your school to ‘Outstanding’.


The perfect complement to Shakespeare: plays by Jonson, Marlowe, Webster and…erm… Sheridan


The perfect complement to Shakespeare:
plays by Jonson, Marlowe, Webster and…erm… Sheridan


While all Stage on Screen plays feature regularly on school and higher/further education curriculums in the UK and across the world, you don’t have to be studying our specially staged and filmed productions to benefit from them. Anyone who loves or who is learning Shakespeare will profit from seeing plays by his good friend Ben Jonson, later contemporary John Webster, plus major influencer – and ‘real’ Shakespeare candidate – Christopher Marlowe.

Our current titles are as follows:

Dr Faustus – themes from this Marlowe classic are echoed in Macbeth in particular, but also Othello, Timon of Athens and other plays. Marlowe heavily influenced Shakespeare, and with this, probably his finest play, it’s easy to see why.

Volpone – another play that has echoes in Othello, but which is also interesting for comparison of Jonson’s more classical approach to drama when compared to Shakespeare, his contemporary and great friend.

The Duchess of Malfi – this dark masterpiece by John Webster finds many echoes in Shakespeare with its themes of corruption, cruelty and class, while the use of madness makes an interesting comparison with its treatment in Hamlet.

The School for Scandal – this Richard Brinsley Sheridan comedy of manners was written much later of course, and we can’t by any stretch describe it (let alone him) as a Shakespearean companion. However, we mention it here as it makes up the fourth of our current available titles and, like the others, it’s on many curriculums in its own right. As we currently offer all four titles for a special price, you may wish to consider it.

Approved texts – and all round approval

Each play uses full approved texts (other filmed productions are often heavily cut or adapted), and each is staged and recorded live in front of an audience at London’s Greenwich Theatre.

They’ve all received excellent reviews from students, teachers and academic journals plus mainstream and specialist press.

Here are just a couple:

‘Pitched perfectly to suit both casual and academic audiences, Stage on Screen offers an unparalleled array of material on these productions that will be a welcome addition to those who wish to study early modern dramatists.’ (The Shakespeare Bulletin)  

‘..Unlike many modern productions of the classics, Stage on Screen productions are rarely cut, putting pupils who see them at a distinct advantage.’  (Times Education Supplement)

You can see clips from each play at

Buy all four titles and enjoy big savings

Each play is available in special Education Packs, which include three DVDs: the play (with optional subtitles); extensive interviews with the theatre company; and a master-shot recording, invaluable for teaching stagecraft, lighting and blocking. Our DVDs play on any system worldwide.

Available for £35.98 for each 3-disc title on Amazon, this special offer gets you the box set of all four titles for just £100 plus P&P, and VAT (if applicable). To order, just email with your completed order form Alternatively, call us on +44 (0) 20 3174 3249.

If ordering from outside the UK, we’ll automatically convert the cost to your currency at that day’s exchange rate. (Currently, £100 is around US$145 or €130.)

Best wishes,


Phil Rees

Director, Stage on Screen


Detentions are in many cases an effective deterrent for repercussions of misbehaviour, but to what cost?

Nearly every secondary school I have visited or worked in uses the method of detention as a way of deterring pupils from breaking the school’s rules – which must mean that in more cases than not, it is a method of discipline that works.

However it is also a method that can significantly hinder the learning of pupils who have landed themselves in detention, particularly when they have been placed in isolation during lesson times.

Not to mention the additional work that it creates for, not only the member of staff supervising them, but also for the subject teacher who is responsible for setting them some work to complete whilst in isolation.

It is for this reason that we have produced the Detention and Exclusion Management System Worksheet Series for Key Stage 3 – to reduce the workload of teachers, administrators and senior management, whilst also ensuring that learning continues, even when in isolation or detention.

The worksheets within the volume cover a wide range of topics and range of ability – and are all designed so that they can be used as a one-off in an emergency, or as a series of highly varied tasks over a number of days.

CD 1 of the series, Exclusion Worksheets for Less Able Students, contain worksheets which cover subjects as English, Geography, History, Science, Religion, Mathematics, Technology and Food.

Activities range from changing the tense of an extract from the third person to the first person in English, to completing a wordsearch on light, electricity and sound in Science.

And CD 2 of the series, Exclusion Worksheets for More Able Students, contain worksheets covering subjects as History, Science, Religious Education, Mathematics, French, Spanish, English, and Geography.

Activities in this volume range from drawing and labelling a diagram of the breathing system in Science, to a History task, requiring pupils to answer comprehension questions on how black people were treated in America 90 years ago.

What’s more, if you order CD 1 (Exclusion Worksheets for Less Able Students) and CD 2 (Exclusion Worksheets for More Able Students) together, you will get CD 3 (Detention Worksheets) at no cost whatsoever and free postage and packaging.

The Detention Worksheets include activities such as filling in the gaps, to spelling practice through repetition.

To order any of the CDs within the Detention and Exclusion Management System Worksheet Series, simply fill in the order form and send it by fax, email, or post (see contact details below). If you have a school order number, you can also order by phone.

  • Telephone: 01536 399 011
  • Fax: 01536 399 01
  • Email:
  • Postal address: First and Best in Education, Earlstrees Court, Earlstrees Road, Corby, Northants, NN17 4HH



Solar on schools Yes or X? Join us


It’s never too late to see if your school could get solar panels for free. We manage over 50 systems in schools throughout the UK giving them renewable energy at no extra cost to the school.

Join us and register your interest (no commitment). See if you qualify for free panels.

Our aim is to help you

1. secure a renewable green energy,

2. deliver practical real-time data that can be analysed by your pupils as part of their learning experience and,

3. reduce the amount you pay for the electricity in the medium to long term.

Despite cutbacks in government’s support for solar panels, you can still make solar power work for you. We may also be able to offer you a free solar power system. But you need to act quickly before all government support disappears.

Please register so we can discover what’s possible for your school.

Best wishes

Helen and Ann

The Solar for Schools team


What is the most effective way of helping children understand different cultures and different mind sets?

Trying to understand a culture through the behaviour of people within that culture is difficult.  We look at what others are doing, and have little reference point as to what makes them do what they do.

On the other hand if we start to investigate the whys and wherefores of behaviour in different cultures we can easily get bogged down in the complex historic details.

Fortunately there is a third route – an alternative to looking at behaviour and asking about the origins of that behaviour.  And this route turns out to be very effective indeed.

This approach involves the use of local artefacts in the primary classroom – and it is something that can engage all learners especially those who have strengths in kinesthetic learning (active learning).  It can also gain the attention of reluctant learners.

The plastic kettle is a perfect example of how an artefact can stimulate learning about other places.  It can create awe, wonder and encourage the children to consider numerous questions about both the details of lifestyle, and overriding belief systems.

In fact the plastic kettle is commonplace in The Gambia and other West African countries.  One of its main purposes is to help Muslims undertake their ritual ablutions (wudou – washing and clearing their minds before prayers).

To help explore West African culture in a new way we have produced a box of West African artefacts, each of which has a story (like the kettle).  These are stories which fascinate and encourage the children to become geographical detectives.

The artefacts transport children to another place and help them raise questions about social justice and fairness (human rights) and introduce them directly to the daily lives of people in other places.

You can see our African Locality Resources Box by clicking here.

Receive a 5% discount by adding the code – HH16 to the Apply Coupon section.

You can order in the following ways:



How can we strengthen a CV to help students with university placements and employment opportunities?

It is becoming more and more competitive in the real world and after years of study how can we give students an advantage to help with the next chapter of their lives?

Flooglebinder offer structured placements that give students the opportunity to build a range of wider key skills which employers look for, such as: planning, preparation, communication skills, critical thinking, leaderships, adaptability and cultural awareness.

These programmes are also integrated into the curriculum and can incorporate a range of subjects including Science, Maths, Geography, History and Art, as well as higher more specialist subjects such as, Marine Biology, Anthropology, Zoology, Animal Behaviour, Animal Management and Ecology.

Whether students know what they would like to study or would like experience in these subject areas we can customise these trips to meet their objectives from basic field experience to data collection and research. Our study tour programmes are written to cater for the needs of the student outcomes and learning module objectives. We also offer x1 free teachers place for every 10 participating students.

We offer programmes in Borneo, Greece, India, Nepal, Thailand, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Vietnam, all of which have been tried and tested by us to offer students a secure and safe way to travel, develop and explore, whilst promoting the importance of sustainable travel.

The Flooglebinder team is made up of travel specialists, Marine Biologists, Animal Behaviour and Conservation Lecturers, Field Guides and Dive Masters. We would like to meet with you, and your students, to present Flooglebinder and discuss our amazing projects.

We looking forward to hearing from you.

Brad and Ian

Ian Taylor
Founder and Lecturer

Telephone: 0203 633 0163



Anti-Bullying, Literacy, Health and Wellbeing projects for Winter 2016

This is an Educational Christmas Show!

An interactive exciting and fun experience for all your pupils. We bring shows from the theatre into your school hall.

A brilliant pantomime – Oh yes it is!                Like all the others? – Oh no it isn’t!

* Unique productions based on key educational elements *
* Enhance your students learning and wellbeing *
* A perfect way to celebrate the end of the winter term*
* Over 10 years experience delivering national PSHE projects*
* Teaching resource pack full of classroom activities free with every show *
* GREAT VALUE – Book before September 10th 2016 for 10% discount *

Entertainment and Education
No need to be a Scrooge this Christmas – have your Figgie Pudding and eat it too! By incorporating aspects from the curriculum from literacy to PSHE in each magical story, you get to treat your students and at the same time justify it within the school budget!  Your students get the chance to experience a one-of-a-kind pantomime that both entertains and educates.

For All Ages
The shows are fast paced, funny, and visually exciting for all ages. Big kids are kept guessing with the exciting script and plot whilst the physical comedy and colourful characters appeal to the younger years.

The educational elements cover KS1 and KS2 topics.

Audience Involvement

Warning! Not a spectator sport! The whole school will be involved from the beginning to end of this unforgettable experience. Questions need to be answered, songs need to be sung and there may even be room up on the stage for an extra body or two!

A Performance to Suit You
Timetable worries? Let us do the hard work. To suit your school the performance time can be adapted from 55 minutes to 1 hour and a quarter. We are happy to perform 1 to 3 performances per day for up to 240 pupils per show.

A teaching resource pack full of classroom activities comes free with every show so you can continue the journey inside the classroom long after our story has ended.


On tour this winter:

“The Incredible Christmas Story”: Supporting and promoting literacy and reading

“Gnome Alone”: Supporting and promoting anti-bullying and friendship

“National Elf Service”: Exploring health and wellbeing

1 SHOW = £475 + Travel + vat
2 SHOWS (am) = £700 + Travel + vat
2-3 SHOWS (am & pm) = £900 + Travel + vat

 “The best show I’ve seen in all my years of teaching!”  – “The acting was superb!”

A totally unique educational entertainment event!

Contact Robin:

Tel: 0845 474 7907

Mob: 07519 593711

Pantomimeplay is part of Tip of the Iceberg Theatre Company Ltd

What is the simplest way to ensure that school breaks suit the need of everyone?

What is the simplest way to ensure that school breaks
suit the need of everyone?

It could be argued that there are three types of people: those who want to move fast, those who want to move slow, and those who don’t want to move at all.

For the first two groups, open space is what is obviously needed, but for the third group there is a need for some form of seating.  Not necessarily anything luxurious, but seating that is functional, and which will survive in all weathers.

Just about the most popular form of such seating is the Earth Anchors Ranger series of steel seats and tables.

Earth Anchors Ranger series are being used by schools across the UK. We have agreed special prices with Hamilton House for this mailing on the most popular items of the range, benches, seats and Tri-Tables.

Picture 019 Picture 012 £269
Picture 017 Picture 015 £429
Bench_20  £869

The Ranger Series

Conceived with schools in mind it is cost-effective, has anti-vandal fittings and comes in a range of colours.

It is designed to be fixed straight into soft earth by via the patented Rootfast Anchorage System or simply by being bolted down into hard surfaces, this outdoor furniture is simple, functional and supplied at a very reasonable cost.

You can order by calling us on 020 8684 9601 quoting offer HH12 or reply to





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