Library and Student Services (LiSS)

Our Library and Student Services (LiSS) is well-equipped with all the books and journals you need to research your craft, and a wide selection of props, learning aids and costumes that you can use on placements.

The following research guides will help you to find information for your studies and research. It is not an exhaustive list of everything available but will point you in the right direction.

Faculty of Education Online Resources

First Class

This series of online resources was designed with newly qualified teachers (NQTs) in mind. It provides valuable pointers to practice for new primary and secondary teachers.

Support site for the effective teaching of reading (Key Stage 1 and 2)

This resource has been designed and produced in partnership with University of Cumbria 'Leading Partners in Literacy' schools. As such it has drawn on the excellent practice in the teaching of reading from a diverse range of teachers in a great variety of schools in Cumbria and Lancashire - from small rural schools to large schools in inner-city areas. Advice and support has also been provided by experienced and well-respected Local Authority Literacy Consultants. 

External Resources

National College of Teaching and Learning

The National College of Teaching and Learning (NCTL) is responsible for the training and development of the school workforce. Visit their website for more information about becoming a teacher.

TES Connect

TES Connect is the largest social network for teachers in the world. You can communicate with other teachers on the forums, search for jobs and find thousands of free teaching resources, including an extensive archive of Teachers TV programmes.

National Society for Education in Art and Design   

The National Society for Education in Art and Design is the leading national authority concerned with art, craft and design across all phases of education in the United Kingdom. Find out the latest Art and Design news and check out their teaching resources.

Cambridge Primary Review Trust

CPRT exists to ensure that all children benefit from a primary education that is stimulating, empowering and grounded in the best available evidence. On this website, you'll find blogs, news and events related to the reform of primary schooling.