Here are some links to other sites that might be of interest to you. Please note that Gratnells does not necessarily endorse any particular company, item, group or perspective you may find here.
- Times Education
The leading UK website for teachers and education professionals
Getting Practical supports teachers, technicians and teaching assistants to improve the effectiveness of practical science work through using, tailoring and managing practical science activities to meet whatever purpose the teacher has in mind.
- ASE – The Association for Science Education
Promoting excellence in science teaching and learning. The professional body for all those involved in science education from pre-school to higher education and the largest subject association in the UK.
- SCORE: Science Community Partnership Supporting Education
SCORE provides a coherent voice for the science community on issues in science education and is a partnership of the Association for Science Education, the Institute of Physics, the Royal Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Science Council and the Society of Biology
- School Science
From the Association for Science Education, Schoolscience.co.uk is a free website to enrich your teaching and learning in science. It aims to provide a comprehensive directory of resources, information and contacts for teachers and learners of science everywhere
Preproom.org is an online resources website for science technicians working in UK schools. It provides a wide range of content and resources to assist technicians in their daily work.
A great site full of useful resources for Early Years KS1 and KS2 teachers. Twinkl also have beautifully designed templates for our tray stickers. Simply use Twinkl's online templates and then print onto your sheets of Avery labels for the ultimate in tray labelling. (The Avery label reference is E3214)
- Planet Scicast
Planet Scicast is a competition to get individuals making short films about practical science, with a web resource of all those movies for the use and amusement of everyone involved, and particularly for schools.
The largest single endowment in the UK exclusively devoted to innovation.
- BESA The British Eductional Suppliers Association.
BESA has over 300 members which include manufacturers and distributors of equipment, materials, books, consumables, furniture, technology, ICT hardware and digital content – all to the education market.
- Education For All
The Education for All Trust specialises in providing educational resources to schools and educational projects, in developing countries, to compliment and support the work carried out by Government education ministries and emergency relief and development charities.
- NSSEA – National School Supply and Equipment Association
The National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA) is the leading trade organization for the educational products marketplace.
CLEAPSS is an advisory service providing support in science and technology for a consortium of local authorities and their schools including establishments for pupils with special needs. Independent schools, post-16 colleges, teacher training establishments, curriculum developers and others can apply for associate membership.
A free news and information website for both science and technology technicians. Registration will allow members to participate within a strong professional community of over 500 members. TecHKnow also includes a Wikipedia style area which allows technicians to upload their knowledge and practical skills making this freely available to all colleagues.
- Sciencetechnician.com Forum
- SciTech-l Discussion
The “List” is an email Discussion List for science technicians in schools, colleges and universities, and for those with similar professional interests. It currently has around 670 subscribers. The List is intended to be used for the dissemination of good practice, and to assist subscribers in resolving problems related to all aspects of the teaching of the science in schools, colleges and universities.
- Sigma Science
Sigma Science science resources for Primary School teachers. Over 500 quality resources covering every KS1 and KS2 QCA Science unit through investigations, practical activities, homework and slideshows.
Worlddidac is the global trade association for companies providing products for education and training at all levels. They are the only globally operating organization in this business sector.
Worlddidac is also the organizer of the biennal WORLDDIDAC BASEL exhibition and trade show
- Department for Education
UK government department with responsibility for education
- Carbon Trust
The Carbon Trust is a not-for-profit company with the mission to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy. They provide specialist support to help business and the public sector cut carbon emissions, save energy and commercialise low carbon technologies.
- FIRA - Furniture Industry Research Association
The Furniture Industry Research Association was first established 60 years ago by the furniture industry for the industry. FIRA International continues to provide a wide range of expert services that are dedicated to the global furniture supply chain, as well as safeguarding the industry through managing the Association's membership activity.
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