What’s the simple and cost effective way to help maths lessons be more productive,  both for teachers and students…….? 

Every now and again I get to chat with  teachers and one of the topics that often crops up is why some students don’t  bring a pen, pencil, ruler etc to their lessons.  They tell me that this leads to wasted time and a measure of disruption,  even before teaching has begun.

In an attempt to solve this problem there’s  a  product called the “Value Maths set ” which, as the name suggests, contains all the basics that students need for their  maths lessons.

Consisting of  two quality black ink ballpens, a full length HB pencil, eraser, 15 cm ruler, 180 degree protractor, metal compass and half pencil,  and a sharpener, all packed in an  A5 size, clear PVC “exam friendly” wallet with a zip slider.

From just £ 1.25 each (ex vat) the “Value Maths set”  is a convenient and cost effective solution to the problem of students who haven’t brought the correct kit to their maths lessons.  Ideal to give or sell  to students at the start of lessons or at the start of a school day………  also very useful for exams.

Full details of the “Value Maths set”   can be found on the website:


You can order by email:  signpost@talk21.com     or  by phone on tel: 020 7515 1797

Signpost Educational Ltd.,   PO Box 999   London   E14 6SH

How does positive mental health help pupils achieve better exam results?

Mental health has been welcomed as a well-regarded and important issue in schools throughout the last decade.

The Royal Family, celebrities and the government have, in numerous ways, contributed to the UK widely respecting this issue in schools and allowing pupils to talk through their mental health.

Support systems have been placed in schools through the length and breadth of the UK to assist students facing difficulties with their mental health and undoubtedly, your school is no exception.

Mindfulness is also increasing in popularity as a vehicle for pupils understanding the importance of sound mental health, however, many schools do not have the resources to provide a mindfulness programme linked with GCSE preparation.

A calmer and healthier mind are both, in our opinion, contributing factors to pupils receiving results commensurate with their abilities.

In our mindfulness workshop, pupils are transported into a world of safe and secure thinking. Pupils engage in a session of very basic mindfulness practise and through our guidance, it is demonstrated that it can be a useful tool to assist their calmness and focus in a sea of target grades and common anxieties.

Unlike programmes solely based around mindfulness, we couple our teachings with practical revision guidance that pupils can implement immediately to the preparation of their forthcoming exams.

Ultimately, we encourage pupils to believe in their own abilities and identify their strengths and areas where they may require additional support.

All pupils walk away with their own unique ‘time management profile’ and implement a ‘positive thinking plan’ which will help them achieve their GCSE goals.

To find out more information about this programme you can visit https://qsworkshops.com/workshops/mindfulness/ or you can call us anytime on 020 8088 0717