Why school and college shops can be so helpful, both for students and staff ……

 Not every school  or college has a shop.  There may be a perfectly good reason for this…..  Not enough space, no staff available to set it up and run it… or perhaps there just doesn’t seem much enthusiasm  or a good reason for having a shop.  

However,  there are several benefits  associated with a school or college shop…. 

1.  Easy availability of products for students.

2.  Schools can tailor the shops stock according to the demands of their curriculum.

3.  Potential products can be “road tested” by their own students to find out which are most   suitable and offer good value for money.

4.  By purchasing direct from well established suppliers a school shop should be able to offer lower   prices  to students than they would pay if  similar products were bought locally.

5.  When students forget basic equipment such as pens, pencil, ruler etc  a quick visit to the school   shop at the start of the day will enable them to buy what they need and reduce  time   wasted at the start of lessons.  Result  ?    Students are more productive and there’s less hassle for  teachers.

It’s this last point I’d like to stress.

There are four particularly helpful products for students which  school shops might consider.

The four products are:

a. Student Essentials Set      Basic kit for almost all lessons.  From 85p each

b. Student Study Set             An upgraded version of  (b)   From £ 1.65 each

c. Value Maths Set                Basic Maths kit    From £ 1.25  each

d. Maths Exam Pack             An upgraded version of (c)    From £ 1.75 each

Further details (inc. images)  of each product can be found on the website of Signpost Educational   Ltd.,  www.signposteducational.co.uk    email:  signpost@talk21.com

Signpost Educational Ltd.,  PO Box 999  London,  E14 6SH     Tel:  020 7515 1797

 Orders are usually delivered within 1-3 days.  Prices are ex vat.


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 many 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 now 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 tel: 020 7515 1797

Signpost Educational Ltd, PO Box 999 London E14 6SH