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The library stocks a range of resources and equipment for you to use on teaching practice. These are all part of the teaching practice collection and are arranged on the shelf according to the Dewey classmark (numerically 0 - 999). These items count as part of your teaching practice borrowing entitlement (up to 30 items). The teaching practice resources are located:

Carlisle - Fusehill Street: to the right of the service desk

Lancaster: on the first floor in Zone three

London students have access to the Tower Hamlets Schools Library Service at 229, Bethnal Green Road E2 6AB. It is open 10 – 6 Monday to Thursday and 10 – 4 on Friday. Please remember to take your Cumbria Card with you.

Check the Tower Hamlets Schools Library Service website for holiday opening times and for more information.


Espresso Education

To support your placements, the library also provides you with access to the online Espresso Education resource. Discovery Education Espresso is a video-rich, cross-curricular service that has won multiple awards. Suitable for F-Y6 pupils, Discovery Education Espresso is guaranteed to make every lesson memorable, save teachers time and strengthens pupils' deeper learning and understanding.

Use Espresso to find exciting and challenging teaching resources & embed them effectively into lessons. It covers all year groups and subjects, plus whole-school initiatives such as SEAL and Healthy Schools. It also offers a multitude of resource types to suit all kinds of learning and teaching styles. Discovery Education Espresso even includes SATs-related resources.

A username and password is required to access this database both on and off campus - please contact the library for details..