According to the BBC the government may be planning to cut schools budgets in the next few months. This means that schools will be looking for ways to cut costs. School budgets are getting tighter and tighter every year which has had a knock on effect on everyone involved in schools.
It is yet to been seen whether cuts have an adverse effect on learning and teaching however, resource budgets for individual subjects such and teachers could feel the strain of not being entitled to the same budget for resources as previous years.
What ways can schools cut costs in the wake of budget changes? Teachers are turning to using free teaching resources including exercises and worksheets. These resources are readily available online from companies such as Resources4Schools who provide resources available for download and delivery via mail.
Why use free school resources?
There are two great advantages for teachers who use free school resources.
- The first and most obvious is that they are free! You no longer have to pay for expensive resources and text books as there is a wide range of resources available that cover the whole of the UK curriculum.
- Free resources will save time! Teachers spend endless hours planning lessons and producing worksheets for their classes. Downloading ready-made resources can save a lot of time which can be dedicated to other exciting tasks like marking!
There are resources available for every subject on the internet from maths all the way through to PE. Government cuts can have a serious effect on the resources available for schools. You may not be able to renew texts books this year for example which will have a knock on effect for those in education marketing. Make sure that the education of your students doesn’t suffer because of budget cuts - our children’s education should not be compromised by our economic condition!