Free ICT and Computing interactive on memory management!

Cement your KS4 students’ understanding of memory management with our free animation!

This step-by-step animation demonstrates how memory is managed when a program is running.

It depicts the CPU fetching each instruction and necessary data from the memory, and then storing the result once the instruction is completed.

This animation is the ideal way to reinforce the basics of memory management for your whole class!

Find the interactive on our ICT and Computing free stuff page:

Kind regards,

The Boardworks team

Assessment, intervention and progress made simple with Doddle

Book a free in-school meeting with one of our Education Consultants to see how your school could benefit from Doddle!

Our powerful online platform provides schools with:

  • Complete progress tracking,
  • Time-saving homework solutions,
  • Effective targeting and intervention,
  • Insightful reporting for all stakeholders,
  • Online parent communication.

You can also explore the 16,000 online resources in Doddle, including our interactive presentations, self-marking homework quizzes and new specification materials.

To see how Doddle can help you to improve tracking, intervention and outcomes in your school, book a free in-school visit.


Are you considering a French language trip for your pupils?

Located in the heart of rural Normandy, Château Beaumont has provided Language and Activity Holidays for both Primary and Secondary groups for over 17 years, thriving on the philosophy that the best possible resource for learning French is France itself.

For more information please visit:

Offering an extensive range of stimulating local excursions and on-site activities, we hold the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge and are registered with both the British Activity Providers Association (BAPA) and the French Authorities.

I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have, and discuss your various options. You can contact me on 01388 741 370, or by emailing to request a call-back.

We look forward to hearing from you,

À bientôt

Lyndsay Creaser

Château Beaumont Ltd

Tel: 01388 741 370



Step back in time with Ford Castle Adventure

A Grade 1 listed building steeped in history, with majestic views of the Cheviot Hills, Ford Castle is far from just a beautiful setting! Surrounded by vast private grounds, we encompass a wide range of challenging on-site and additional off-site activities and are proud to call ourselves unique in every aspect.

Our castle grounds have hidden Vikings after invasions on Lindisfarne, housed Norman lords and even survived a fire set by sixteenth century armies. During its time Ford has played the modest manor house, served as a border defence, and even hosted King James IV of Scotland on route to his defeat at Flodden battlefield in September 1513.

In celebration of National Storytelling Week, why not inspire the budding bards in your class with March 2017 dates starting from as little as £119 + VAT per student.

For more information please visit:

All our prices are fully inclusive, covering: comfortable accommodation, three delicious meals a day and plenty of stimulating on-site activities.

I’d be happy to answer any questions and discuss your various options, you can contact me on 01388 741 354, or by emailing to request a call-back.

We look forward to hearing from you,

With kind regards,

Annette Best
Ford Castle Adventure Ltd.

Tel: 01388 741 354



A Proven way to reach and engage your students with mental issues

Every teacher has their own methods for connecting with a class, however it can be difficult when it comes to those hard-to-reach students struggling with mental health issues.

We launched EDVirtual (our virtual classroom) in 2016 so that your establishments can target these students and support them and their learning needs.

The virtual classrooms and all of their features can be accessed from any location with an internet connection, allowing you to effectively teach students who struggle to make it into the classroom at a distance.

Our unique safeguarding tools have been developed with distant learners in mind to give educators the best opportunity to deliver lessons to off-site students whilst also monitoring their behaviour and safety.

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This facility will enable further support for students and the needs of those involved with these individuals in furthering their education by giving you the ability to:

  • allocate timetabled pathways that are customisable to suit students’ learning ability and needs.
  • mentor students in real-time through a written chat, verbal chat or face-to-face video link
  • monitor student’ wellbeing through our attendance trackers, safety questionnaires and alert system.
  • create bespoke learning plans and catch up programmes for your students to prevent them falling behind their classmates whilst off-site

We provide a safe and secure learning environment for hard to reach students, ensuring each student reaches their full potential in a controlled and safe environment.

For more information about EDVirtual, a two week free trial or a live online demo of the functionality of the online learning platform, contact us on 01909 568 338 or by email at with the subject “EDVirtual17”.

Research: students who use web-based testing progress at a faster rate

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

According to 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 Design and Technology quizzes covers a range of topic areas, making them ideal for revising what your students are being taught in their D and T lessons, past and present.

Education Quizzes is also ideal to set as homework tasks as it involves 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 D and T quizzes that we have produced thus far, toggle through the topic area links below. Alternatively, you can email to request more information.

If you would like to sign up free to Education Quizzes for a year, simply visit our schools’ registration page – area

Communicating Ideas 01 

Communicating Ideas 02 

Food 01 

Food 02 

Needs and Likes 01 

Needs and Likes 02 

Resistant Materials 01 

Resistant Materials 02 

Textiles 01 

Textiles 02 

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A dramatic approach to teaching French

Make a drama out of teaching French in the primary classroom

It is imperative that a diverse range of teaching and learning methods are used in the primary classroom, not least because one child will have a very different preferred learning style to the next. Yet there are very few French teaching resources that respond to the needs of kinaesthetic learners, which is why we have produced Fun French Fairy Tale Plays.

These 10 specially written plays are adaptations of well-known stories; however each story is given a special twist to add humour. For example, Rapunzel lives at the top of the Eiffel Tower and Snow White loves to play sports, especially golf!

The plays provide an ideal way of motivating children aged 7–13 to learn French. Indeed, pupils will enjoy the challenge of learning a French script and will subsequently gain confidence through performing it to an audience of adults and/or their fellow pupils.

The plays use simple repetitive language and are easily adaptable. Each play has a specific language focus, making it easy to link the plays to topics that the pupils are studying.

The book contains reproducible scripts, English translations and suggestions for performing the plays, and the CD-Rom contains audio files of native French speakers performing the plays, as well as a pdf version of the book.

For more information about Fun French Fairy Tale Plays, visit:

You can order Fun French Fairy Tale Plays in a variety of ways, including:

  • by phone on 01449 766629
  • by fax on 01449 768047
  • or by post to Brilliant Publications, Mendlesham Industrial Estate, Norwich Road, Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5ND.