Resources on this website

You can find links to resources from the curriculum approaches section collected here:

You can find all the materials connected to our case studies on the following pages:

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There are some freely available resources but many also require membership to fully access support and training. We have negotiated a special membership deal with the PSHE Association for ATL members.

If you have any useful subject based resources, please upload and share these, or let us know about anything you’ve found that other teachers might benefit from. We know there is lots out there, and this section aims to be a ‘one stop shop’ for teachers to easily access subject based information.

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The National Association for the Teaching of English

  • Some resources are freely available.
  • At the moment, specific resources relating to the new National Curriculum are only for NATE members – who benefit from the ‘Resource Watch’ e-newsletter with regular updates.

The National Literacy Trust

Importance of English and Maths


Assessment framework



National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics


The National STEM Centre houses the UK’s largest collection of STEM teaching and learning resources, in order to provide teachers of STEM subjects with the ability to access a wide range of high-quality support materials.

You have to register for free in order to be able to access the resources.

The Association of Teachers of Mathematics

  • ATM publishes a wide range of resources for teachers. Most of these require membership in order to access them.



New resources for the primary Science Curriculum covering areas such as forces and magnets, states of matter, electricity, earth and space are available here. Secondary Science resources are available as packages (eg Energy, Forces and motion) here. You have to register for free in order to be able to access the resources.

Association for Science Education

The majority of resources are only available to members, but their international website School Science is open access and has lots of ideas and topics – though not specifically relating to the new National Curriculum.


The PSHE Association

The PSHE Association has produced guidance on developing the PSHE curriculum and programmes of study for Key stages 1-4 in light of the new National Curriculum.

There are also training courses specifically to help teachers devise PSHE Programmes of Study at Primary and Secondary level.

Sex and relationships education

ATL is a member of the Sex Education Forum - a group committed to improving sex and relationships education (SRE) for children and young people. The SEF has tools available for curriculum design and has collected resources together to help with teaching SRE. 

SEF, the PSHE Association and Brook have also recently updated the SRE guidance for teachers – ATL fed into the development of this.



Interpreting the 2014 Geography Curriculum

This site has been produced by teachers ad subject experts to help plan for the new Geography Curriculum. It includes a helpful comparison chart and advice for all key stages 1-3.

Geography Association

The Geography Association has some information to support curriculum planning around the new National Curriculum. This includes planning tools and suggestions for how to resource the new curriculum. Members of the Association also have access to journals and CPD events around the new curriculum.


The History Association

The History Association has resources and tools available such as how to write a new scheme of work for the new Curriculum and taster resources for non members. However, you do need to be a member to fully access these.

Black History Month

How to teach Black History Month 2015 from The Guardian.

Here are lots of great resources to teach LGBT Black History Month.

Art and Design

The National Society for Education in Art and Design

NSEAD have materials developed by the Expert Advisory Group on Art and Design, to support schools in the implementation of the new curriculum, based on current research and good practice. They have collaged available resources in a spreadsheet, produced an Art and Design Audit tool and a comparison document to draw together Government documents, and Ofsted,


Association for Citizenship Teaching

The ACT have developed a range of guidance materials to support the new National Curriculum. This includes a presentation on how to develop a vision for Citizenship in your school. There are also guidance and explanatory notes available, and topic guides – but you need to be an ACT member to access these.

The Citizenship Foundation also has resources available that are still applicable to the new Curriculum.


The Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education

This site has collected together resources to help support teachers in planning new schemes of work in line with the new curriculum. This includes guidance notes and content divided by key stage with links to resources, tools and worksheets as part of this.

NAACE – ICT Association

Primary Computing blog

Primary Computing blog which is run by a class teacher in Manchester has some useful information and resources.

Design and Technology

The Design and Technology Association

DATA have a specific section dedicated to the new National Curriculum.

Modern and foreign languages

Association for Language Learning

The Association for Language Learning includes resources chosen by the DfE Expert Panel and they have collated a mixture of resources, free websites and publications. They will be developing their support further in coming months. There is also an Audit Form that you can download to help look at language teaching in your school.


The PE Expert Group have been working to provide professional resources for teachers and support schools in the implementation of the new PE curriculum. You can find more about their work here. Their resources include an analysis of progression across the key stages and auditing tools.

Religious Education

The Religion Education Council have been conducting a review of RE and have developed a new programmes of study which can be downloaded here.