ICTeachers Ltd
April 2010
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This month: three recommended ads - lights, free mags and (action) films!
Question of the month.   Is drilling for oil boring?

(From Tony Attwood at Hamilton House, great guy!)

Average ICT school budget saving over £1500+ per acacdemic year

When a colleague in school announces that a projector lamp has broken, the main need is normally for a replacement to be delivered very quickly (ideally next day), with no issues about payment up front, etc.

That service (combined with the fact that that these guys offer prices which are generally considered to be among the best going) is what's on offer.

Here’s how the process works.

When you visit www.vividlamps.co.uk, select the brand and model and up will come the full details, price and a picture.  I think you’ll appreciate at once just how low the prices are – and it is no exaggeration that larger schools can save £1000 over the course of a year by ordering through Vivid Lamps.

If by any chance they don’t have the model in question there’s still no need to worry.  Give them a call on 01744 889529 and they will offer you a compatible alternative.

If you wish to place a Purchase Order, please fax it to 01744 886631. If received before 2.30pm, your lamp will be with you at school the following day.

(We've advertised this mag before, people love gettting free things!)

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FilmClub - I love films and I've used them in my own teaching - something lots of children and young people can relate to - well worth a look.

The DCSF-backed network of after-school film clubs - is inviting teachers to introductory sessions currently taking place all over England. The scheme, which comes at no cost to the school or members, allows children and teachers to experience a world of inspiring, entertaining and potentially life-changing film together through after-school clubs. Teachers receive one-to-one support, and have access to thousands of DVDs available to order from an interactive website developed to lead clubs on adventurous film journeys.Imelda meets FlimClub members

Watching a vibrant mix of films helps to develop independent and imaginative thinking, broader cultural awareness and boosts self-confidence, meaning FILMCLUB is an effective Extended Schools activity which helps fulfill the Every Child Matters agenda. Plus, with members indicating that they enjoy school more as a direct result of joining the club, FILMCLUB really is making school a happier place for both teachers and students. Teachers interested in joining the scheme should visit

www.filmclub.org/fastregister , or call 020 7288 4520.

Family News
Hoorah!  Easter hols!

I've got some news but I can't share it until the end of April, it's quite exciting but I can't say anything yet!

John had a great time visiting Cambridge Uni and this week he got to visit the lab in Oxford which he found really exciting. He wants to go to Welbeck College, a residential A level college,  and join the Ministry of Defence. I need to be supportive but I can't imagine him not being around the place after he does his GCSEs!  He has to pass several interviews mind you.

Lizzie has to win the prize for being able to mess up her room in the shortest time possible. She only has a small box room, yet every morning when I wake her it's a TIP!!!  I daren't look too closely.

James played and sang "Danny Boy" for a colleague in his primary school who is retiring after 19 years there. Tearful occasion by all accounts. I hope she will still go into schools, such a loss to the profession.

Hope everyone out there who is on holiday manages to get some rest during the choc fest and for those who do recognise a more religious side to the holiday I wish you well.