Recent Changes

Changed on 15 March 2011

The new site

The new site is amazing. It took me a while to navigate but, as soon as I found the right buttons to click, I was really impressed by the speed, clarity and suggested links. On the old site I had to trawl through a load of resources which were not appropriate for either the subject I was researching, or the level of teaching.

Yes, it is different from the brightly coloured old site, but so clean and fresh and you can search for a particular subject and level very easily.

Linda Hoole

Changed on 14 March 2011

Linda Hoole’s Readwell Road adult reading scheme books have been a great hit since they first appeared on skillsworkshop last year. Site contributor Linda has now gone on and independently published the complete set of 48 books.

Changed on 9 March 2011

Since 1983, the second Wednesday of March has been assigned as No Smoking Day.

Changed on 8 March 2011

Resources are so much easier to find...

Hi Maggie,

I just wanted to say how much I like the new Skillworkshop site. Resources are so much easier to find with the clear, coloured tabs at the top of the home page and the drop-down choices under each section – I can find my way to the section I want so much faster than on the old site. The ‘more like this’ and ‘see also’ options are a real help.

The money you won from your well-deserved award has been put to really good use!

Thanks again for all the resources I’ve downloaded over the years.

Judith White

Changed on 24 February 2011

The new Skills Workshop website went live today at just past 4pm.

Many thanks to all those who helped with testing the site before it went live, and congratulations to Maggie for getting though the mammoth task of checking all the links and resources.

Changed on 21 February 2011

I have now checked all the auto-imported external links from the old Useful Links page. All 250+ links have been checked and many have been re-catalogued. The main categories covered are:

Changed on 28 January 2011

I’ve added a table listing recent comments added about resources and external links.

You can find the list from the “Recent changes” menu item, then by clicking on the “Comments” button. The page URL is /recent/comments

Changed on 15 January 2011

I have now checked and correctly catalogued all 1250 resources on this site. These are resources dating from April 2001 to July 2010.

Changed on 4 November 2010

If you select an MSS1 or MSS2 curriculum element and click on it, the full description of the element will be given at the top of the search list.

Changed on 4 October 2010

There was a problem with the search filter blocks, which was preventing most of the categories from displaying filters to help narrow down searches.

I’ve fixed this, and changed the look of the filter boxes so they stand out a bit better.