A Website Promoting Free Resources for Teachers, Created by an Award Winning Entrepreneur, Celebrates Its 4th Birthday With a Rebuild and Re-launch

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The popularity of a website that shows teachers where to find the best free resources on offer has been so successful that it has had a major rebuild.

Free-Teaching-Resources.co.uk was the brainchild of Yorkshire entrepreneur Rebecca Jordan. Jordan had the idea for the site after being commissioned by a government agency to create useful lesson plans for schools. She realised that there were lots of fantastic free resources out there, but in many cases teachers didn’t know how or where to find them. As well as being hugely popular with teachers, the website has attracted attention from top charities, museums and blue chip companies who have contributed.

The website lists and reviews free teaching resources and covers all UK subject areas and key stages. The types of resources range from lesson plans, posters and worksheets, to online videos and interactive games. The site boasts an impressive list of contributors including the AA Driving School, NHS Careers, SkillsActive, PETA, NatWest, Battersea Dogs Home, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, The Children’s Society and many many more.

Four years on the website has been visited by millions of teachers. The rebuild has allowed organisations to post video directly onto the preview page so teachers can quickly and easily see what there is on offer. It also allows teachers to share tips with their colleagues on how they used the materials in the classroom.

“We are so delighted that the site had been such a huge success with both teachers and companies who want to promote their resources” said Jordan . “We knew we were on to something special when Google listed their teaching resources on our site”.

Free-Teaching-Resources.co.uk has new resources and news items added weekly so teachers are guaranteed a fresh bank of educational material to choose from. There is also a teachers’ newsletter service for schools who want to be the first to know about any new resources.

Notes For Editors:
Rebecca Jordan is co-founder and director of PDC Education Ltd. She has won national Entrepreneur of the Year awards, written business columns for local and national press, presented a television series on women in business, is a published author of business books, and has sat on the board of the Leeds Metropolitan University Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

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