The Satchel Resource Centre

Resources to support teachers and school staff, free from Satchel.



the importance of homework

The Importance of Homework

Homework is a concept that has been around for years and today is an expected requirement for schools. In order for a school to be rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted teachers must, under the descriptors for the quality of teaching, learning and assessment as stated in the School Inspection Handbook (2015).

Teacher Wellbeing

Improving Teacher Wellbeing

To counteract the effects that the teaching crisis has had on our teachers, we need to make their mental health and wellbeing a top priority.

Digital literacy Guide

Digital Literacy Analysis

Our world has been engulfed by technology, and the speed at which this has happened has taken Britain by storm. Today, our young people are growing up in a world that was completely alien to us 10 years ago.

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Understanding Progress 8 and Attainment 8

Progress 8 was introduced in 2016 for all schools with the intention of ensuring students are studying a broad and balanced curriculum, inclusive of Ebacc subjects.

guide to effective homework

What Makes a Good Piece of Homework?

The completion of homework has long been linked to higher academic achievement in secondary school students. However, in order to see the real value of homework, the work set must be worthwhile.

gdpr guide for schools

GDPR Overview for School Staff

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is here but it didn't end on 25th May. Compliance will need to be improved upon over time as schools and everyone else get to grips with the new rules and ways of working within the new data ecosystem.

mobile phone policy guide

Creating a Mobile Phone Policy

We understand that introducing a Mobile Phone Policy is definitely not ‘one size fits all’ - but what should you consider when deciding how far your technology adoption will go?

effective feedback guide

Providing Efficient and Effective Feedback

Over the years the amount of time teachers spend on providing what they feel is sufficient and necessary feedback has escalated and as a result this is having a huge impact on their workload.

Encouraging more girls to take STEM subjects

Getting Girls into Technology and STEM Subjects

It's well documented that there aren't enough girls taking STEM subjects at school. But what exactly can teachers do to promote this?

homework success and metrics guide

5 Homework Success Metrics Every Teacher Can Track

As a teacher, setting effective homework is only half the battle, getting your students to actually complete it is the other. Ensuring the work you set is effective will heighten your chances of students completing it.

guide to differentiated homework

Deep Dive: Differentiated Homework

Find out how to deliver highly personalised learning for individual students, by tailoring tasks to different student groups.

guide to flipped learning

Deep Dive: Flipped Learning

It’s not entirely clear when the term ‘flipped learning’ was coined to explain this pedagogical practice, but what is certain is the impact many educators claim it has on students’ learning.

exam prep guide

Helping Your Students Get Exam Ready

Revision can not be taught as such, but you can offer guidance and steer students in the right direction.

pta guide

The PTA's Guide to Marketing

PTAs are well versed in thinking of creative new ways to raise funds for school initiatives. Here's some of the best ways we've seen PTAs really make a difference.

Satchel Guide Cover Wellbeing and Improvement

Teacher Wellbeing and School Improvement

Teacher wellbeing and staff happiness are fundamental to fostering and positive school culture and contribute more to school improvement hugely.

The Complete Back to School Pack

The Complete Back to School Pack

A helpful pack of templates for back to school season, or any of time of the year. Includes lesson plan templates and an academic year calendar.

Effective Classroom Management Guide

Effective Classroom Management

Effective classroom management is fundamental to excellent teaching and learning. Find out how you can obtain complete control of your classroom.


Infographics and Posters

Traits of Effective Leadership

Traits of Effective Leadership

In order to achieve goals outlined in a school improvement plan, first schools need a great school leader. Here are the traits that make up an effective leader.

School Improvement Wellbeing Implications

Implications of Positive and Negative Wellbeing

Teacher wellbeing regardless of whether it is positive or negative impacts student wellbeing and school performance - this looks at the effect positive wellbeing and negative teacher wellbeing has.

purpose of homework resource

The Wider Purpose of Homework

Epstein & Van Voorhis found that homework can be grouped into 10 broad purposes, contrary to the common misconception that homework only improves student learning outcomes.

digital awareness resource

Be Digitally Aware: What to Look Out For

The internet opened the door to new possibilities and changed lives for the better but it is not without its risks. This poster acts as a reminder as to how students can remain digitally aware.

anti-bullying resource

Banter vs. Bullying: How to Know the Difference

There’s a fine line between banter and bullying, and when a type of humour does incorporate elements of teasing, that line can get blurred - this poster helps to remind students of the difference.

internet accessibility resource

Internet Access Across the UK

Whole-school technology can have a powerful impact on teaching and learning but, some software relies on students having internet at home. This infographic details how well connected the UK is.

progress 8 resource

Progress 8: Everything You Need to Know

The key facts around the accountability measure Progress 8 summarised into one infographic, including how to calculate a Progress 8 score.

attainment 8 resource

Attainment 8: Everything You Need to Know

The key facts around Attainment 8 summarised into one infographic - understand Ofqual's new grading system and how to calculate a student's Attainment 8 Score.

pros and cons of attainment 8 and progress 8 resource

Pros and Cons:  Attainment 8 and Progress 8

At a glance, find out what the pros and cons are of the new accountability measures, Attainment 8 and Progress 8.

fundraising for the pta resource

Fundraising Ideas and Tips

Here are just a few ideas that you and your PTA could take inspiration from when organising your next event.

pros and cons of flipped learning resource

Flipped Learning: Pros and Cons

It’s not entirely clear when the term ‘flipped learning’ was coined to explain this pedagogical practice, but what
is certain is the impact many educators claim it has on students’ learning.

communication for school staff resource

Do's and Don'ts of Communication

Effective communication, both verbal and non-verbal, is integral to being an educator, or someone in a leadership position. It’s vital to achieving the goals and objectives of your school.

teaching crisis statistics resource

Statistics from the Teacher Crisis

The hard hitting statistics that reveal the true extent of the teaching crisis and the impact it’s having on our educators.

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The Four Core Pillars of Classroom Management

Classroom management is an art that takes time and dedication. The four core pillars of classroom management and why they're important.



Lesson plan template for teachers

Lesson Plan

Plan the perfect lesson every time with this lesson plan template. Hit all the key criteria which will mean students get the most out of your lessons.

Whole class feedback template for teachers

Whole Class Feedback

Save time on marking by opting for providing whole-class feedback, with this ready to print template.

Exam revision plan template for students and teachers

Daily Revision Planner

Ready to print daily revision planner template, perfect for exam season or for a visual representation of homework and extra-curricular tasks.

Exam revision plan template for students and teachers

Monthly Revision Planner

Set yourself long term goals and keep on track of them with this ready to print monthly revision planner, perfect for all year round.



gdpr compliance checklist for schools resource

11 GDPR Compliance Questions for School Software Suppliers

11 questions schools need to be asking software suppliers that will ensure their data is handled securely.

software audit resource

Software Audit for Schools

Follow this 9 step checklist to cover an internal audit of existing software or to help you make the right purchasing decision for your next software provider.



internet survey resource

Student Internet Accessibility Survey

Before implementing a whole-school software that depends on internet access outside of school walls use this survey to assess if any initiatives need to be implemented in order to accommodate these families.

parental survey resource

Parent Satisfaction with Homework Survey

Ready to send survey which will provide insight into how parents are engaging with your current homework policy and if any changes need to be made.