Well yes, it really is true!

With 384 pages and a clear, easy to read typeface, the “New Choice” dictionary is an excellent choice for your KS 3, 4 and GCSE students. It’s the normal paperback size (196 x 128 mm) and costs only £1.99 (cover price £5.99).

So where do the free copies come in?

Simple. Just order 100 or more copies and you’ll get 50% extra free of charge. eg. Order 200 and you’ll get another 100 copies free. Order 600 copies and get an extra 300 completely free. There’s no limit to the quantity you can order and you’ll always get 50% extra free with orders of 100 or more copies.

What’s more, you can get the same deal with the “New Choice” thesaurus which is also £1.99. In fact you can combine your orders and free copies to include both dictionaries and thesauri.

You can order direct from Signpost Educational Ltd and contact them via or phone 020 7515 4420 or fax 020 7515 4420.

Their website is:


Methods of Teaching Maths to Pupils with Dyscalculia

Research in recent years has shown that children with dyscalculia can be taught maths if certain specific points in their understanding of maths are addressed. If this approach can be followed by the adoption of particular methods of teaching by the teacher and methods of learning by the pupils, then these children can readily reach the average standard of the class.

What’s more the techniques that are known to work well with dyscalculic pupils also work well with pupils who have an average ability at maths.

The book outlines a series of individual methods of teaching maths, which is followed by a series of methods of learning which will benefit all pupils, irrespective of their levels of mathematical achievement. It also contains information on enhancing pupil memory and pupil ability to handle sequences. The methods can be adapted and used with all age groups. The approaches can be used by special needs teachers in small group or individual sessions, and can also be used within full class lessons.

Methods of Teaching Maths to Pupils with Dyscalculia also contains information for parents as well as information on how homework can be structured to the maximum benefit of dyscalculic pupils.

Methods of Teaching Maths to Pupils with Dyscalculia: ISBN: 978 1 86083 688 6; Order code: T1630emn

Sample pages can be found on

The volume is available as:

  • A photocopiable book, price £24.95 plus £3.95 delivery inclusive of VAT.
  • On CD, price £24.95 plus £3.95 delivery inclusive of VAT.
  • Both book and CD at special price of £31.94 plus £3.95 delivery inclusive of VAT.

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What is the simplest way of making the overseas trip more about the country being visited than the journey?

Consider the school trip to an overseas destination. 

  • Hours on the coach
  • Hours on the ferry
  • Hours on the coach 

A few days away and then… 

  • Hours on the coach
  • Hours on the ferry
  • Hours on the coach 

Which is why some students tend to remember more about the travel than they do about the purpose of the trip. 

Thus anything that cuts down travel time, and indeed anything that adds to travel comfort, is a really good idea. 

It puts the emphasis fairly and squarely back on the purpose of the visit, by reducing the hassle of the journey and increasing the time spent in the desired destination. 

The solution of course is to fly – a solution which in the past few years has become ever cheaper as airlines seek to utilise their fleets more comprehensively outside of the peak demand period of the school holidays. 

This is the area in which we specialise – finding flights that will offer you great convenience at a low cost. 

What’s more, at GTC Travel Group one person will process everything from the initial enquiry through to the production of tickets, making this a singularly smooth and stress free transaction. 

Indeed given that it is normally possible to fly from an airport near to the school to an airport close to the final destination, such arrangements can add up to three more days spent in the desired destination. 

In short, our reservation technology enables us to give you the most up-to-date travel options, all the time. We book and issue our own tickets enabling us to keep full control of your booking and ensure your journey meets your needs. 

Furthermore, as we are ABTA and ATOL holders you can be assured that you and your students are fully protected (as recommended by the Health and Safety Executive for schools) should the airline fail. 

Because we have so many locations to and from which we can fly, the best way to explore the possibilities is either to call one of our specialist group reservation advisors on 020 8429 2900 or email us at with the details of your requirements. 

You can also go to our website for more information. 

Either way we’ll come back to you with our suggestions and prices. You’ll be surprised how much time can be saved and how low group air fares can be. 

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