What’s a simple way to encourage and motivate your students?  

Almost everyone likes to be recognised..… whether it’s in the form of a bonus payment, long service award or just an occasional “well done.”

Interestingly I once read an article which stated that most employees respond best when they are thanked for their efforts or praised for their contribution to the organisation they work for……rather than being given money.  When praise is combined with even a small gift then this becomes a great motivator and is likely to increase their loyalty and commitment.

Sadly, it seems that many large firms take their staff for granted and seem oblivious to the fact that without their (often) hard working staff their business would not exist.

If you’ve ever watched the programme “Undercover Boss”  you’ll know what I mean.  All too often the boss of the company is out of touch with his staff, his stores, and what goes on in them……In fact all too often it seems that lowly paid staff are better able to run the stores than the CEO himself (or herself). 

So, what has this got to do with student behaviour, effort and recognition? 

Well, there’s a  product which has just become available in the UK. It’s simple, it’s basic, it’s low cost, but as well as being very useful for students I think it could also be a great motivator.

It’s called the “Student Study Set”  and contains all that a student needs for most of their lessons.

Consisting of four full length HB pencils, four black ink pens, two quality erasers and two sharpeners and a 15 cm ruler …all contained in  an “exam friendly” clear PVC pencil case with a traditional zip closure and sewn sides for strength. From just £1.35 ex vat it could be an ideal gift for use as an incentive, a prize or perhaps given to all students at the start of a new term.

The “Student Study Set” can be ordered from:

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

email:  signpost@talk21.com    website:  www.signposteducational.co.uk

PS.  Orders are usually delivered within 1-3 working  days

The LOGIK LK 83XP scientific calculator for KS 3, 4, GCSE and Scottish exams ……..

The LK 83XP is a dual power scientific calc with all the features your students need for  KS 3, 4  GCSE  and scottish maths exams.

The LK 83XP has been around since 2016  and is in use in UK schools and colleges.  Offering all the functions needed by students for their  exams it’s a cost effective choice for maths departments throughout the UK.

Features include “natural textbook display” which enables students  to enter expressions exactly as shown in textbooks and exam papers (see the calc display above).

With 252 functions, including stats calculations, algebraic logic, prime factorisation, “check, correct and replay” etc., the LK 83XP can take your students all the way from year 7, through KS 3, 4 to their GCSE and scottish exams.  It’s the ideal calc for year 7 students at the start of a new school year.

But that’s not all.  The LK 83XP benefits from dual power  (battery and solar power) thus prolonging battery life and giving extra reassurance during exams. A slide-on cover protects the keyboard and display while hard plastic keys provide durability.  Finally, a THREE year warranty gives you and your students peace of mind.

The LK 83XP is available from £ 5.48 and also as a class set of 30 calcs in a Gratnells storage box with a foam insert and a clear lid, from just £ 172.50  (prices are ex vat).

Further details on: www.signposteducational.co.uk

or phone 020 7515 1797 or email:  signpost@talk21.com

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

Free same day emergency supplies of first aid, hygiene and protection products for schools

Of course we all aim to keep good supplies of the key first aid items that we need – but emergencies can arise.

And when you do suddenly find you have just used the last of a particular first aid item, then waiting a day or two for the next delivery is really not an option.

Which is why we offer free same day emergency delivery in the Manchester and Liverpool areas.

Of course we also offer free next day delivery across the country on all orders over £50, which means if you can wait until tomorrow, we’ll get you the supplies you want, no matter where you are.

Which then brings us to the question of what we supply.

There’s far too much to set out in an email – and besides emails have a habit of vanishing into a virtual dustbin.  So we’ve set the list out on our website.

If you have a moment please do go to the site, bookmark the page, and then you can be assured that whatever you run out of, whenever you run out, it will be available on next day delivery.

(You might also want to pin our number on your notice board next to your phone – or indeed write it on label and stick that on your first aid cabinet, so when you do need us, no time is lost in finding the number).

But I would also like to throw in one other suggestion.

There are ten good environmental and social reasons why you might want to buy locally rather than through a national supplier, and I’ve taken the liberty of setting them out on our website.

Some school offices have printed it out the list and stuck it on their notice board, which I know our delivery people really love to see.  I know that uses up a sheet of paper and a micro millilitre of ink, but the environmental saving on just one order will cover such usage!

Of course schools may like us because they find they can save up to 64% on first aid products by buying from us, but I like to think their concern for the environment is part of the reason too.

We are at www.firstaidproduct.co.uk or call 0161 2236633 and request your free catalogue and sample pack.