Recent Changes

Changed on 5 December 2012

I just stumbled upon your page...

I just want to say THANK YOU!!

I’m so used to finding great things and then realizing that I have to pay to use the resource. I am an ESOL Teacher at a middle school and am often OVERWHELMED like many teachers with all that we have to do to reach all of our kiddos.

What a wonderful discovery and you have obviously put a lot of work into helping other teachers. So, THANK YOU! :)

Paula Vasquez

Changed on 18 March 2012


To whom it may concern,

Thank you for this site, it has been a great help for use within a course module we are undertaking at the moment. We are offering ICT tuition as part of a work related Learning 4 Module of an Applied Computing, Foundation Degree course in our final year and semester.

Your material hits the mark for us. It will greatly help the organisation and staff to whom we are offering ICT support on a voluntary basis.

Thanks again,

Mark Bowers and Johnny Wan

Mark Bowers and Johnny Wan

Changed on 25 February 2012

Dear All,

This redeveloped version of skillsworkshop was one year old yesterday :)

Changed on 12 December 2011

Hi from Michael, Shanghai

Dear Ms. Harnew,

I’m an English teacher in Shanghai, China. I recently found your website, and I have found soooooooooooo many good materials here, and my students like them…
The website is amazing and the materials are really impressive!

I saw your picture on the website. I noticed that there is a Chinese calligraphy with your name on it which is hanging on the wall. I assume that you must had been to China before. I respect that what you have done for this website over the past ten years, you are a great lady.

Michael Guo

Changed on 18 October 2011

Fantastic resources

I am supporting schools and training providers in delivering functional skills and have just stumbled upon your brilliant website.

At the moment I just want to leave a comment saying how fantastic the resources are and thanking people for their generosity. In the future I hope I will be able to persuade teachers to upload and share their resources.

Philippa Beagley

Changed on 29 September 2011


Wow, what a truly inspirational story (History of Skillsworkshop). I assumed it was owned by a large conglomerate in a similar way to Skillswise, etc.

I personally think it’s one of the most useful, invaluable resource banks available online.

Thank you!!!

Susan Vickers

Changed on 12 September 2011

Hugely appreciated

Thanks for the excellent service and downloadable resources, all are hugely appreciated.

The site helps takes the strain when I am looking for consistently good quality materials for my maths groups. The user friendliness of the site means I can even have a good chance of matching resources to individual learners in a timely manner.

I aim to upload some resources of my own in the future. Please carry on with the good work.

Steve Killigrew

Changed on 10 September 2011

A space for you to share ideas, ask for help, and comment on your favourite resources. Please show your support by visiting the new Facebook page and giving us a ‘like’.

Changed on 7 September 2011

Wonderful job

Thanks Maggie,

It’s an absolutely wonderful job that you do. I hope that in the future I might be able to hand over some tried and tested resources for Functional Maths.

All the Essential Skills tutors in [Strode] college are of the same opinion. Even if we don’t just pick up a session quite as presented, the site is brimming with ideas, information and handouts that stimulate, inspire and save loads of time!

We are indebted to you and all those who contribute.

Kindest regards,

Margy Cockburn

Changed on 31 August 2011

Check out our ice breakers including some recent arrivals.

Functional Maths try Numeracy bingo ice breaker or Foods that we like.