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I provide a range of free resources covering different areas of teaching and learning. These include The Starter Generator, Plenary producer and the AFL Toolkit. My premium resources focus mostly on stretch and challenge, as well as some on growth mindsets and a new set of books exclusively for teaching assistants, giving them all the tools they need to support learners in the classroom.

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I provide a range of free resources covering different areas of teaching and learning. These include The Starter Generator, Plenary producer and the AFL Toolkit. My premium resources focus mostly on stretch and challenge, as well as some on growth mindsets and a new set of books exclusively for teaching assistants, giving them all the tools they need to support learners in the classroom.
The GCSE Biology Stretch and Challenge Generator
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The GCSE Biology Stretch and Challenge Generator

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Never before has stretching and challenging the thinking of your students been so simple and so effective. With the GCSE Biology Stretch and Challenge Generator you can push the thinking of your students at the click of a button - no planning required! Containing over 100 challenge tasks and questions mapped to the curriculum, this fantastic tool will engage and excite your students as they get to select a challenge at random by clicking one of the icons on the fourth slide. Alternatively, why not use the tasks and questions as pre-planned extension activities? Simply drop them into your existing lessons and be certain that you are consistently differentiating for the most able. However you choose to use it, you can guarantee that the GCSE Biology Stretch and Challenge Generator will make pushing the thinking of your students easier than ever before. High challenge, great progress and big thinking will be a feature of every lesson you teach!
The GCSE Chemistry Stretch and Challenge Generator
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The GCSE Chemistry Stretch and Challenge Generator

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Never before has stretching and challenging the thinking of your students been so simple and so effective. With the GCSE Chemistry Stretch and Challenge Generator you can push the thinking of your students at the click of a button - no planning required! Containing over 100 challenge tasks and questions mapped to the curriculum, this fantastic tool will engage and excite your students as they get to select a challenge at random by clicking one of the icons on the fourth slide. Alternatively, why not use the tasks and questions as pre-planned extension activities? Simply drop them into your existing lessons and be certain that you are consistently differentiating for the most able. However you choose to use it, you can guarantee that the GCSE Chemistry Stretch and Challenge Generator will make pushing the thinking of your students easier than ever before. High challenge, great progress and big thinking will be a feature of every lesson you teach!
The Key Stage Three Science Stretch and Challenge Grid
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The Key Stage Three Science Stretch and Challenge Grid

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The KS3 Science Stretch and Challenge Grid is one of the easiest ways to stretch and challenge the thinking of your students. The resource combines three separate grids. The first contains 25 subject-specific questions and tasks mapped to the curriculum. The second contains 25 challenging tasks applicable to any area of the curriculum. The third is blank, ready to edit. Simply print off one of the grids and give copies to your most-able students. You can then challenge them to complete tasks and questions during lessons or as part of their homework. Students can keep track by crossing off challenges as they complete them. The resource also comes with a set of badges students can collect and tick off as they finish each task or question. With the KS3 Science Stretch and Challenge Grid you will be stretching and challenging the thinking of your students every time you teach, saving time along the way!
The GCSE Design and Technology Stretch and Challenge Generator
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The GCSE Design and Technology Stretch and Challenge Generator

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Never before has stretching and challenging the thinking of your students been so simple and so effective. With the GCSE DT Stretch and Challenge Generator you can push the thinking of your students at the click of a button - no planning required! Containing over 100 challenge tasks and questions mapped to the curriculum, this fantastic tool will engage and excite your students as they get to select a challenge at random by clicking one of the icons on the fourth slide. Alternatively, why not use the tasks and questions as pre-planned extension activities? Simply drop them into your existing lessons and be certain that you are consistently differentiating for the most able. However you choose to use it, you can guarantee that the GCSE DT Stretch and Challenge Generator will make pushing the thinking of your students easier than ever before. High challenge, great progress and big thinking will be a feature of every lesson you teach!
The Key Stage Three Science Stretch and Challenge Workbook
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The Key Stage Three Science Stretch and Challenge Workbook

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The KS3 Science Stretch and Challenge Workbook makes it as easy as possible for you to stretch and challenge the thinking of your most able students. The workbook is self-contained and ready to use. It is thirty pages long, containing a wide range of stimulating, high-level activities. These are based on critical, creative and conceptual thinking, as well as the top two levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy – synthesis and evaluation. Simply print off the workbook and give it to your most able students. They can then use it during lessons, when they have finished the main activity, or as the basis of challenging homework tasks. The KS3 Science Stretch and Challenge Workbook is a perfect complement to the Stretch and Challenge Grid and the Stretch and Challenge Generator. All three together allow you to differentiate incredibly effectively for your most able students, with little or no planning required.
The Key Stage Three English Stretch and Challenge Generator
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The Key Stage Three English Stretch and Challenge Generator

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Never before has stretching and challenging the thinking of your students been so simple and so effective. With the KS3 English Stretch and Challenge Generator you can push the thinking of your students at the click of a button - no planning required! Containing over 100 challenge tasks and questions mapped to the curriculum, this fantastic tool will engage and excite your students as they get to select a challenge at random by clicking one of the icons on the fourth slide. Alternatively, why not use the tasks and questions as pre-planned extension activities? Simply drop them into your existing lessons and be certain that you are consistently differentiating for the most able. However you choose to use it, you can guarantee that the KS3 English Stretch and Challenge Generator will make pushing the thinking of your students easier than ever before. High challenge, great progress and big thinking will be a feature of every lesson you teach!
The Form-Time Question Generator
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The Form-Time Question Generator

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The Form-Time Question Generator presents 101 questions that will provoke engaging discussions and debates during form-time. You can use it to energise your students and stretch the thinking of your form group. Students can take it in turns to select questions at random for the whole group to discuss, or you can decide which questions to pick. The toolkit is complete, self-contained and ready-to-use. Simply play from the fourth slide and invite students to pick a button at random. Each one reveals a different question designed to provoke discussion, debate and deep thinking. The Form-Time Question Generator will give form-time a new dimension, motivating and engaging the students you tutor!
The GCSE Chemistry Stretch and Challenge Workbook
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The GCSE Chemistry Stretch and Challenge Workbook

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The GCSE Chemistry Stretch and Challenge Workbook makes it as easy as possible for you to stretch and challenge the thinking of your most able students. The workbook is self-contained and ready to use. It is thirty pages long, containing a wide range of stimulating, high-level activities. These are based on critical, creative and conceptual thinking, as well as the top two levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy – synthesis and evaluation. Simply print off the workbook and give it to your most able students. They can then use it during lessons, when they have finished the main activity, or as the basis of challenging homework tasks. The GCSE Chemistry Stretch and Challenge Workbook is a perfect complement to the Stretch and Challenge Grid and the Stretch and Challenge Generator. All three together allow you to differentiate incredibly effectively for your most able students, with little or no planning required.
The A Level Sociology Question Generator
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The A Level Sociology Question Generator

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The A Level Sociology Question Generator presents 101 challenging questions mapped to the curriculum that students can select at random to discuss. You can use it as a starter activity, as a plenary, a revision tool or midway through a lesson to energise students and stretch their thinking. The toolkit is complete, self-contained and ready-to-use. Simply play from the fourth slide and invite students to pick a button at random. Each one reveals a different question which will get students thinking deeply about the subject. The A Level Sociology Question Generator will give your lessons a new dimension, motivating and engaging the students you teach!
The GCSE Food Technology Stretch and Challenge Workbook
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The GCSE Food Technology Stretch and Challenge Workbook

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The GCSE Food Technology Stretch and Challenge Workbook makes it as easy as possible for you to stretch and challenge the thinking of your most able students. The workbook is self-contained and ready to use. It is thirty pages long, containing a wide range of stimulating, high-level activities. These are based on critical, creative and conceptual thinking, as well as the top two levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy – synthesis and evaluation. Simply print off the workbook and give it to your most able students. They can then use it during lessons, when they have finished the main activity, or as the basis of challenging homework tasks. The GCSE Food Technology Stretch and Challenge Workbook is a perfect complement to the Stretch and Challenge Grid and the Stretch and Challenge Generator. All three together allow you to differentiate incredibly effectively for your most able students, with little or no planning required.
The TA's Pocket Guide Pack
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The TA's Pocket Guide Pack

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This bundle includes the first five books in my Teaching Assistants Pocket Guide Series: The TA’s Pocket Guide to Growth Mindsets The TA’s Pocket Guide to Questioning The TA’s Pocket Guide to Feedback The TA’s Pocket Guide to Differentiation The TA’s Pocket Guide to AFL Each book is around 100 pages, covers ten chapters and includes dozens of strategies and techniques you can use to support the learners you work with inside and outside the classroom. The bundle comes with a 20% discount! It’s like getting five books for the price of four.
The GCSE PE Stretch and Challenge Workbook
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The GCSE PE Stretch and Challenge Workbook

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The GCSE PE Stretch and Challenge Workbook makes it as easy as possible for you to stretch and challenge the thinking of your most able students. The workbook is self-contained and ready to use. It is thirty pages long, containing a wide range of stimulating, high-level activities. These are based on critical, creative and conceptual thinking, as well as the top two levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy – synthesis and evaluation. Simply print off the workbook and give it to your most able students. They can then use it during lessons, when they have finished the main activity, or as the basis of challenging homework tasks. The GCSE PE Stretch and Challenge Workbook is a perfect complement to the Stretch and Challenge Grid and the Stretch and Challenge Generator. All three together allow you to differentiate incredibly effectively for your most able students, with little or no planning required.
The A Level Design and Technology Question Generator
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The A Level Design and Technology Question Generator

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The A Level Design and Technology Question Generator presents 101 challenging questions mapped to the curriculum that students can select at random to discuss. You can use it as a starter activity, as a plenary, a revision tool or midway through a lesson to energise students and stretch their thinking. The toolkit is complete, self-contained and ready-to-use. Simply play from the fourth slide and invite students to pick a button at random. Each one reveals a different question which will get students thinking deeply about the subject. The A Level Design and Technology Question Generator will give your lessons a new dimension, motivating and engaging the students you teach!
The GCSE Design and Technology Stretch and Challenge Grid
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The GCSE Design and Technology Stretch and Challenge Grid

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The GCSE DT Stretch and Challenge Grid is one of the easiest ways to stretch and challenge the thinking of your students. The resource combines three separate grids. The first contains 25 subject-specific questions and tasks mapped to the curriculum. The second contains 25 challenging tasks applicable to any area of the curriculum. The third is blank, ready to edit. Simply print off one of the grids and give copies to your most-able students. You can then challenge them to complete tasks and questions during lessons or as part of their homework. Students can keep track by crossing off challenges as they complete them. The resource also comes with a set of badges students can collect and tick off as they finish each task or question. With the GCSE DT Stretch and Challenge Grid you will be stretching and challenging the thinking of your students every time you teach, saving time along the way!
The GCSE Design and Technology Question Generator
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The GCSE Design and Technology Question Generator

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The GCSE Design and Technology Question Generator presents 101 challenging questions mapped to the curriculum that students can select at random to discuss. You can use it as a starter activity, as a plenary, a revision tool or midway through a lesson to energise students and stretch their thinking. The toolkit is complete, self-contained and ready-to-use. Simply play from the fourth slide and invite students to pick a button at random. Each one reveals a different question which will get students thinking deeply about the subject. The GCSE Design and Technology Question Generator will give your lessons a new dimension, motivating and engaging the students you teach!
The A Level English Literature Stretch and Challenge Grid
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The A Level English Literature Stretch and Challenge Grid

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The A Level English Literature Stretch and Challenge Grid is one of the easiest ways to stretch and challenge the thinking of your students. The resource combines three separate grids. The first contains 25 subject-specific questions and tasks mapped to the curriculum. The second contains 25 challenging tasks applicable to any area of the curriculum. The third is blank, ready to edit. Simply print off one of the grids and give copies to your most-able students. You can then challenge them to complete tasks and questions during lessons or as part of their homework. Students can keep track by crossing off challenges as they complete them. The resource also comes with a set of badges students can collect and tick off as they finish each task or question. With the A Level English Literature Stretch and Challenge Grid you will be stretching and challenging the thinking of your students every time you teach, saving time along the way!
The GCSE PSHE Question Generator
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The GCSE PSHE Question Generator

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The GCSE PSHE Question Generator presents 101 challenging questions mapped to the curriculum that students can select at random to discuss. You can use it as a starter activity, as a plenary, a revision tool or midway through a lesson to energise students and stretch their thinking. The toolkit is complete, self-contained and ready-to-use. Simply play from the fourth slide and invite students to pick a button at random. Each one reveals a different question which will get students thinking deeply about the subject. The GCSE PSHE Question Generator will give your lessons a new dimension, motivating and engaging the students you teach!
EAL Toolkit
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EAL Toolkit

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The EAL Toolkit provides over 50 strategies for helping learners across the Key Stages who are learning English as an additional language. Each strategy is explained and accompanied by an illustration to aid memory. The strategies are non-subject and non-age specific. No more searching for EAL ideas now they are all in one place!
The Starter Generator: KS2 - 4(Ages 7-16) Starters
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The Starter Generator: KS2 - 4(Ages 7-16) Starters

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This is a resource with 120 starters all in one place! The Starter Generator has enough starters for you to shake a stick at. All come with pictures to aid recall and enjoyment and are explained, often with examples. Nearly all are generic and can be used across subjects. Enjoy!
The What If...? Box
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The What If...? Box

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The What If...? Box is a brilliant tool for use in any lesson in Key Stages 2-5. It contains 168 questions, all of which begin 'What if...&' Students can select questions at random by clicking on the coloured dots which are flying out of the What If...? Box. The resource is particularly good for developing critical and creative thinking.