Free Geography activity on the glacier system!

Test your class on their understanding of the glacier system with our free interactive activity!

Make sure your students have grasped inputs, outputs, store and flow by asking them to label a diagram of a glacier.

With the help of clear visuals, this engaging drag-and-drop activity breaks down exactly what is happening in and around a glacier.

It also reinforces the key words your KS4 students will need in order to write about glacial processes with confidence.

Download the free presentation from our Geography free stuff page.

Kind regards,

The Boardworks team

What is the one time you really want learners to talk?

Do our pupils want to communicate? Of course they do. Just listen to them as they come into the classroom and settle down. If we let them, they would never stop talking!

If only we could use that unquenchable urge to talk, and persuade them to do it in French (or German, Spanish etc) instead…

These resources will show you how to begin to get them doing just that. And once they start, you won’t be able to stop them! To hear yourself actually using your new language to achieve a real outcome is highly motivating and makes you eager to learn more.

Let’s face it – some text book language can be uninspiring: “What’s this? It’s a pencil.” What colour is it? It’s red.” How can we help learners to go beyond ‘textbook language’ and use their newly learned vocabulary to ask questions, to ask for help, to say what’s wrong: “I don’t have a pencil. Can I borrow a rubber?”

So why not teach classroom language by enabling learners to say what they really want and need to say?

Easy to say, perhaps, but how is it done? If you have never done this before, and if also you are a non-specialist teacher of languages, how can you make a start? This new set of classroom language resources from highly regarded MLG Publishing (MiniFlashcards) aims to show you how to plan a progressive programme and provides you with a bank of resources for you to use with learners.

Here, in attractive cartoon pictures and soundfiles, you will find examples of commonly occurring language from which you and your learners can choose items to become familiar with through fun activities and games. These will provide a firm foundation for them to build on as they progress, and to grow in confidence as they begin to see using the language can make things happen.

It doesn’t happen all at once, of course, but a phrase a day, or even a phrase a week, soon builds up into a sizeable body of knowledge and skill.

If you would like to try out this approach simply click on our website and download the sample pictures and activities – at and select Ici On Parle Français  (Main Volume or Primary Version). Or email us

Engaging audio content in Doddle GCSE English resources

Doddle English resources can enhance your students’ interaction with GCSE set texts. Let our audio content bring literature alive in your classroom!

Audio clips encourage your students to pay attention to rhyme, rhythm and writers’ techniques.

Listen together to works from writers such as Wilfred Owen and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and see how this affects your students’ interpretations. Hearing readings from Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and The Tempest helps your class make sense of important speeches and encourages discussion of mood and atmosphere.

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Find out more about Doddle’s interactive resources, self-marking homework quizzes and automatic online markbook by booking a free in-school visit with one of our Educational Consultants.


Students who regularly test their literacy and numeracy skills with web-based games progress fastest overall across the subjects

According to recent research carried out by Andrew Gallacher (an education coordinator at the University of Glasgow) students who regularly test their numeracy and literacy skills with web-based games progress fastest overall across the subjects.

Which is exactly why Education Quizzes exists – and why we are offering free sign up for schools to Education Quizzes for a whole year.

Our library of KS3 Science Education Quizzes covers an extensive range of topic areas, making them ideal for revising the knowledge that your students have learnt in their Science lessons, past and present.

Education Quizzes are also ideal to set as homework tasks as they involve little to no PPA time – giving you more time to focus on planning and preparing future lessons and assessing the work of your students from lessons which have gone before.

To see the KS3 Science Education Quizzes that we have produced thus far, toggle through the Topic area links below. Alternatively, you can email to request more information.

And if you would like to sign up free to Education Quizzes for a year, simply visit our schools’ registration page –
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Acids and Alkalis 

Atoms and Elements 

Circulatory System 

Food Chains and Webs 


Reactions, Equations and Formulae 

Solar System 

Variation and Classification 

See more 

A unique theatrical winter PSHE pantomime for all ages

Tip of the Iceberg Theatre company have been working in schools for over 20 years and develop unique shows that entertain, involve and inspire pupils.  Many of the schools we worked with asked us if we could meet the need for Christmas shows however ones that also met other areas of the curriculum – so we developed “Pantomime Play”. Our pantomimes are a completely new concept that brings PSHE topics to life in a fun and highly interactive pantomime style performance.  Over the last 6 years the shows have proved highly successful and schools have managed to utilise budgets from key target areas to bring a show into school during the winter term.

This year “The National Elf Service” is touring in December and covers the topics of health and wellbeing.  Due to high demand we have decided this week to put out an extra team and we therefore now have a few dates available, including some in the very popular last two weeks of term. Since these shows have become available quite last minute we are offering a £100 discount on one show, £200 discount on half day bookings and £300 on full days, which means that with a school of 200 pupils that’s around £2 per child.

Prices start at £475 for one show (£375 + VAT with discount).

All our shows come as a complete educational package and include a teaching resource pack with games and activities for the classroom.

You can see videos and read reviews of our work on our pantomime website.

We also tour PSHE plays throughout the year on Bullying, Internet Safety, Drugs, and Puberty and offer great package deals when you book more than one show.

We are always happy to discuss options and prices so do please get in touch if you would like more information.

We look forward to hearing from you.

With regards

Lisa Schulberg
(Creative Director)

Scaled scores? Progress 8? Making sense of the changing educational landscape with Doddle

With latest guidelines putting ever greater emphasis on thorough assessment and tracking, finding a whole-school solution to Life after Levels is vital to ensuring whole-school success.

Doddle provides detailed, powerful feedback about students, classes and key cohorts, supplying detailed flightpaths to ensure everyone is clear about targets and can stay on track.

Doddle gives teachers an easy way to achieve this change with a wealth of tailored content for the new specifications that improves the quality of first teaching and enables meaningful interventions.

“Doddle deploys technology in an effective manner to reduce teacher workload, while improving assessment and tracking of student progress” Otis McFadden, Firth Park Academy

Book a free in-school meeting with one of our education experts for a discussion about transition into KS3 and KS4 and achieving a positive Progress 8 score through Doddle.



So, why choose LeaversGear?


For the attention of staff and students interested in ordering Leavers Hoodies for 2017!!

It’s that time of year again, when the thoughts of final year students and relevant staff start to think about Leavers Hoodies.

So, why choose LeaversGear?

Well we could give you many reasons but here are the ones that we think will matter to you.

  • Thanks to the loyalty of our year on year customers, we have not found it necessary to increase our prices for 5 years.
  • We are a company that specialises in Leavers hoodies and school trip hoodies.  So we know what we are doing.  Names will be fitted in properly and we can do any design.
  • You will have personal contact with ONE person throughout the design and easy ordering process.
  • A Detailed draft of your hoodies for your approval before we go to production.
  • We only use branded hoodies.  No cheap rubbish.  You want to be assured of the quality before you buy so please take advantage of our totally FREE sample service.
  • All our prices are per hoodie and include EVERYTHING – set-up, embroidery, print, VAT and delivery.  Just click here to ask for a quote.
  • Easy to use website with interactive design pages and easy contact Form.
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There are many more reasons to choose LeaversGear but perhaps our best recommendation is to look at our testimonials.  These are all genuine and if you recognise a school, why not give them a call to see what they thought of our service.

We look forward to hearing from you.  Click here.  Email or phone.  It’s FREE to ask for a quote or even just have a chat about what you want..

We look forward to hearing from you.
Kind Regards
The LeaversGear Team
Freephone: 0800 9545662
Phone: +44 (0) 28 91853974