Looked after children Up-to-date resources that help your students succeed, whatever their ability. Our structured materials bolster social and emotional learning as well as literacy and numeracy skills. Their grown-up, straight-talking style guarantees immediate student appeal and boosts both responsibility and participation. Which is why Looked After Education Teams throughout the UK find them hugely successful in supporting PEPs and motivating young people of all abilities.
Thinking skills Functional skillbuilders Basic skills for work

Thinking skills

A brand new series containing written, audio and video based activities – all perfect for helping young people develop listening, observational, oral and written communication skills.

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Functional Skillbuilders

Your one-stop solution for supporting literacy and numeracy. Functional Skillbuilders cover the Functional Skills standards in their entirity. Workplace contexts are true to life, they motivate and engage your students and make progression easy.

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Basic skills for work

Provides young people with the essential communication skills they will use in everyday work and life. Practical scenarios and realistic contexts build English skills and give your students the strategies they need to succeed.

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Tackling issues Brinsford books This life readers

Tackling issues

Motivational materials to support social and emotional aspects of learning for young people. This series helps your students develop the strategies and behaviours they need to make sound decisions and choose appropriate behaviours.

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Brinsford books

This series of carefully graded readers (RA 6/7 through to RA 11/12) is devised to engage reluctant readers. Educational institutions throughout the UK have reported that the hard-hitting themes in Brinsford books succeed where many other books have failed in getting students, particularly boys, to read.

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This life readers

Engaging photostories for emerging readers. The stories feature one or two short, simple sentences per page with good, clear print and plenty of repetition and reinforcement. The Resource pack helps you extend students literacy skills. Reading age 6.

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FasTrack Play on words ICT for life

FastTrack

Accessible, age-appropriate teaching programmes for older non-readers and writers take pupils from P-Scales to NC Levels 2/3. Multisensory programmes come complete with diagnostic assessments, teaching notes, worksheets and games. Can be delivered by TAs.

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Play on words

Crisp, adult-style graded word puzzles that are perfect for reinforcing basic phonics skills and sight words.

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ICT for life

Provides students with the essential communication skills they will use in everyday in work and life. Practical scenarios and realistic contexts build English skills and give your students the strategies they need to succeed.

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Job skills Emotional literacy Social skills

Job skills

Uses the topics of job seeking skills to reinforce basic literacy and numeracy skills. Written at an accessible level these titles provide your students with the essential skills they will use to get and keep a job.

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Emotional literacy

Reinforce emotional literacy and show your young people how to handle emotions and develop positive relationships. All activities are set in real-life situations, both in the workplace and at leisure, giving these publications direct appeal.

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Social skills

Resources to help your students develop self-awareness and social skills. Here they learn how to deal with social situations at work and at leisure including how to get on with others, develop conversation skills and have a good work attitude.

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Money management Health matters Citizenship

Money management

Motivational resources to teach financial capability. This series teaches essential financial literacy skills in a direct, appealing style.

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Health matters

Health matters encourages your young people to make safe choices with drugs, alcohol, tobacco and sexual health. Our trademark, matter-of-fact approach allows you and your care-leavers to tackle sensitive issues with confidence and credibility.

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Citizenship

Show your young people how to become more informed, responsible citizens. These titles explore hot topics from racism to global warming. Some activities challenge students to delve beyond the surface and think critically.

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Basic skills for life WorkScenes Maths in

Life skills

Our best-selling series give your young people the tools they need to live successful independent lives – budgeting, finding a place to live, shopping for food, basic home hygiene and everyday health issues are all covered.

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WorkScenes

Numeracy and literacy in vocational contexts. WorkScenes provides teachers with a huge bank of photocopiable, contextualised literacy and numeracy resources which will motivate your students.

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Maths in

Real-life maths at Level 2 with practical tasks based on everyday, motivational contexts. Suitable for Functional Maths, higher-tier maths and the Curriculum for Excellence.

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Everyday maths   Fair play  

Everyday maths

Level 1 maths activities help students make connections between the classroom and their real lives. Suitable for Functional Maths, foundation tier and the Curriculum for Excellence.

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Fair play

Supplementary maths at Entry Level 3 - demonstrate the everyday nature of maths with activities based on sports. Suitable for Functional Maths, foundation tier and the Curriculum for Excellence.

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