The most amazing space generator for schools ever

Are you worried that your sheds and outbuildings are not as secure as you would like them to be? Perhaps you’ve already suffered from an attack by thieves or vandals. Would you like one central place to keep all the things you need rather than having them scattered throughout the school?

A secure, weatherproof container is the answer to all these problems and more but don’t just take our word for it. Debbie Stephens, Business Manager at Perry Court School, told us:

“Having been broken into 3 times and had all the equipment taken and our sheds broken, not only did we have to keep replacing everything but our insurance company refused to insure us.  Since we have had our container in place we have had no attempts by people to break in, no arson and no vandalism.  The container is green so it blends into the environment perfectly and we use it every day.” Debbie also told us that she believes wooden sheds are false economy because the locks are flimsy and can easily be kicked in and shipping containers last a lot longer. We couldn’t have put it better ourselves!

Prior Park College in Bath bought two containers to replace their tatty sheds which were deteriorating. They have helped tidy the area up and Mike Crudge told us “We tried everybody but Container Team delivered what we wanted and came in on price.”

Mark Malone from Salesian School, Surrey is using his container to keep tools and furniture in. Previously these things were all over the place, so the container has helped centralise things and has given them much more storage space within the school. He said “Container Team turned up when they said they would, they are competitively priced and it is what it says on the tin – a container for storage purposes”

Site Managers all over the country have already discovered the benefits of using our containers. Our high security locking system ensures that your equipment will be stored securely.

Containers are affordable whether you hire or buy, starting at only £12 per week. The lease can be as short as a month and in some schools the cost is met by PTA.

A wide range of sizes is available starting at garden shed size right up to a whopping 40ft long unit. If you have an awkward space, we can manufacture a unit to fit it.

For more information and case studies please check out our website

We deal with schools on a daily basis so we’ll be able to answer all your questions and offer plenty of help and advice. Just call Sarah on her direct number 01934 245026 or email and we’ll see what we can do to help you.

£300 worth of complimentary books and career resources for your school

We are contacting you regarding our free books for schools offer:

How2Become Ltd, an award-winning careers and educational specialist, is currently working in partnership with over 100 schools, colleges and universities across the UK, including the University of Central Lancashire and the University of Kent, to provide free KS1 and KS2 books of your choice for students and your school.

As a careers and educational publisher of 12 years, we have a vast range fo books we feel will help your students:

  • KS2 Maths Revision Series
  • KS2 English Revision Series
  • KS2 Science Revision Series
  • KS1 & 2 History Revision Series
  • 11+ Kent Test Revision Series (the UK’s only publisher)
  • Plus 100s more

We are offering to send you £300 worth of FREE books:

Claim my free books >

There is no catch – over 100 schools have already taken up our offer – simply select £300 worth of books and we will send them to you (we even cover the postage costs); we are simply trying to grow the awareness of our books amongst students, parents, and teachers.

To take up this free offer, or to find out more, simply contact our education coordinator, Gemma Butler, at: would like to claim my free books and resources

Full details of all our resources can be found at

Kind regards,

Joshua Brown
Operations Director
How2Become Ltd

Helping students who slip behind

What factor is responsible, more than any other, for students slipping behind in literacy?

It is a fundamental fact of teaching literacy that each student progresses at his/her own unique rate.  Each student has his/her own personality.  Each has different levels of paying attention. Every student is different.

In order to resolve these various problems it is very helpful – indeed one could say essential – to have a highly accurate and rapid system of placing students according to their current literacy ability, while precisely noting the progress they are making.

Unfortunately, this creates a second problem because analysing exactly where a pupil is in terms of developing literacy skills is even more time-consuming.

The way around all this is to implement an auto-placement approach which allocates each individual’s ability level and reveals exactly what each student needs to be focussing on.

Then, if the student can have one-to-one tuition in a way that is utterly engaging and responsive to his or her immediate literacy needs and within the school’s budget, the issue is resolved.

All of this can all be done using Lexia Strategies Reading Skills software.  The analysis, the comparisons with other students, the progress, the remedial work – all of this is tracked and provided by Strategies.

If you want to read the case studies involving UK schools which are already using the system please click here. You will then also find on the right of the page the route to having access to the full program for 30 days without any payment or commitment.

If you want to know more about the program, then again we have all the information you’ll need available here. Alternatively, if you would like to talk first, call 0191 482 1939, or email

Rob Kay

LexiaUK Software Consultant

Managing time effectively in revision season

As exam season approaches, the biggest challenge for teachers and students is effective time management. How do teachers help their students to revise wisely, and focus on topics and techniques that will have the biggest impact?

Doddle provides solutions to give teachers everything they need:

Engaging revision resources

Doddle includes a wide range of targeted, engaging revision resources, from tutorials and presentations, to quizzes and videos.

Accessible to students

As an online platform, students can access Doddle resources anywhere, anytime – and can browse through relevant resources as independent revision.

Detailed reporting and assessment

Our groundbreaking progress reporting system gives your heads of department detailed reporting on the individual skills that students find challenging, on an individual, class and cohort basis. What’s more, flightpaths within the Doddle system gives a clear picture of where students should be aiming, from Year 7 through to GCSE.

To see what Doddle can do to improve revision in your school, speak to a Doddle Educational Consultant today.


Do you need a tracker which will match your own ‘no levels’ assessment policy?

Many schools have found it difficult to get to grips with the new Primary assessment system and the numerous changes imposed by the Government haven’t helped.

But if your school has grasped the challenge that there are almost no rules and that how you assess is largely up to you, are you now finding that your current tracker doesn’t let you implement your assessment policy as you would like?

For instance, can you import your own curriculum? If you want to use the National Curriculum Programme of Study statements or the NAHT model, can you edit the statements, deleting some and re-wording others? Can you give statements different weightings or set some as KPIs or non-negotiables?

With no levels to rely on, can you set your own assessment grades, allowing less able pupils to show progress while letting the ablest shine?

Do you have the flexibility to assess pupils at either Statement or Subject level; enter assessments at any time but set your own reporting dates?

Do you want to be able to filter results by groups such as boys/girls, pupil premium, SEN, first language, ethnicity or create your own groups and filter results by these?

Now that you have realised how much flexibility you can have under the new regime, won’t you need a tracking system which is equally flexible and will fully support your assessment policy?

Our Online Primary Progress toolkit can, we believe, support almost any assessment policy.

We have designed it with two simple aims – to create a tracker which is easy to use and can be customised to a school’s precise needs.

So, if you aren´t 100% satisfied with your current tracker, why not check out our Online Primary Progress toolkit?

If you need more information, or would like to discuss your specific needs, email me at or ring me on 01279 652183.

We can also give you free access to a demo site where you can try out the toolkit for yourself.

Roger Watson

Statistics for Education, 5 Bridge Street, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts, CM23 2JU
Tel: 01279 652183; Email:

Free resources available from Boardworks Maths!

Take a look at the free maths resources available from Boardworks to help your lessons really shine this half-term!

Boardworks is full of engaging and exciting material, comprehensively covering the KS3, KS4, and A-level curricula.

To get a glimpse of how our interactive presentations, activities, and worksheets can transform the classroom and support your teaching, visit our free stuff archive now:

Here’s a quick reminder of what you can currently find there for free:

  • A KS3 presentation on angle rules;
  • A KS4 activity on circles;
  • An interactive KS4 activity on similar triangles;
  • An A-level activity on transformations of graphs;
  • A KS3 presentation on graphs of functions.

You can find out more about Boardworks Maths, including a full content breakdown, on our website:

Kind regards,

The Boardworks team

Helping Your School’s Budget

Play therapy not only helps pupils with emotional, behaviour and mental health issues, it reduces stress on teaching staff caused by disruptive or ‘difficult’ pupils.

Our trainee placement scheme could help with your budget because your school can have up to 100 hours of therapy for your pupils at virtually no cost.

About 1700 primary schools are already using Play Therapy UK therapists to support pupils with emotional, behaviour and mental health issues.  Between 75% and 84% show a positive change.

Is there a snag?  Of course, there always is.  We have about 300 trainees from 13 training centres in all parts of the UK this year. So it depends upon one being available in your area.  But it’s worth applying.

If you have any budget left over this year for training, a good investment would be to fund a member of your staff to train as a Registered Certified Practitioner in Therapeutic Play Skills. You’ll recover the cost very quickly.

Email me personally at  for details of both opportunities.

More information on play therapy at: and

Kind regards

Monika Jephcott
Chief Executive Play Therapy UK