Teaching Packs - Help...
We hope that the answers below can help you with any questions that you may have. However, please do get in touch using our contact form or by emailing us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if your question isn't answered here.
What is Teaching Packs?
Teaching Packs offers complete packs of high-quality teaching resources that can be used in the classroom. The contents of the packs varies, but our packs may include audio quizzes, ebooks, classroom display banners, printable posters, activity sheets and more.
All of the resources are downloadable from the site. We do not offer physical products for sale.
What Teaching Packs are available?
What is Teaching Packs Plus?
Our standard members have access to huge packs of high quality resources, a community forum, a private Facebook group and discounts / special offers for a range of other educational sites.
Teaching Packs Plus members can also download editable versions of many of our resources, along with additional Mini Packs and an exclusive Bonus Pack of resources! Find out more about Teaching Packs Plus.
Who makes this site?
Teaching Packs is created by Mark and Helen Warner. We both have considerable experience working in schools and we love creating resources that teachers can use in their lessons!
How can I access the resources?
All Teaching Packs members also have access to an exclusive forum, enabling them to share ideas with (and ask for advice from) thousands of other teachers and educators. Members can also take part in our private Facebook group and use discounts and special offers from a range of other educational providers.
How can the resources be used?
- Print and copy the resources in each pack (on paper or electronically), so that you can use them with the children that you teach.
- Tell others if you think that the packs are useful.
- Email email@example.com if you have any suggestions, or find any mistakes, so that we can update the resources in the future.
Please DO NOT:
- Copy or share our resources (in part or whole) with others who have not purchased them. By becoming Teaching Packs members, others will help us to continue making more fantastic resources for everyone in the future.
- Share your Teaching Packs username and password with others. Anyone found to be sharing their log in details with others may have their access restricted.
Will you be making any more packs?
YES! We have lots of plans for future Teaching Packs. Visit our Future Packs page to see our current plans.
How do I find out about new packs and other content?
The best way is to join our free email newsletter. This is open to everyone and you can sign up quickly by entering your name and email address below and clicking on 'Submit':
We also have a blog that will be updated whenever a new pack is added to Teaching Packs. You can follow our blog via RSS and by email (it's free!). You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to see our latest news about Teaching Packs.
Are there any free resources?
Are your resources suitable for my country?
Although we are based in the UK, we have lots of members who live in other countries and we always try to adapt our resources so that they are suitable for everyone. As a result, alternative versions of the resources are often available. These may refer to 'full stops' as 'periods' or mention different types of currency (e.g. pounds / euros / dollars). If you would like us to adapt one of our resources to your circumstances, get in touch!
What age groups are your resources appropriate for?
Most of our resources are intended for use with children aged between 5 and 11 (i.e. the 'primary' age range here in the UK). However, we do have lots of members who use the resources successfully with younger children, older students and even adults.
What have other teachers said about your resources?
We love receiving feedback from our members and have collected their comments on our Member Reviews page.
How can I join?
How are payments handled?
Payments can be made using a Paypal account or with a debit / credit card (which uses the Stripe payment processor). Once your payment has been processed (this usually happens immediately), you will receive an email containing a username and password, so that you can log in and download all of our packs. After a year, your access to our resources will be limited, but you can continue to download them by renewing your account within our Members' Area.
For school memberships, we can also send you an invoice.
How much is the membership fee in my currency?
Please visit our Pricing page for the approximate cost in a variety of currencies.
Where do I log in?
Simply visit this page to log in.
I've forgotten my username.
I've forgotten my password.
No problem! Please enter your username / email address on our password reset form and you will receive a link to set a new password.
I've been locked out!
If you have become temporarily locked out of Teaching Packs, please wait a short time and you can try again later. You can also get in touch and we will be happy to help.
I have just joined but I haven't received my registration details yet. Where are they?
Sometimes, the registration emails get stuck in spam / junk folders by mistake. Please check in there first and if you still can't find the email, get in touch with us and we will be happy to resend them to you.
I put the wrong email address on your registration page by mistake. What should I do?
Please get in touch with us, including the email / username that you used when you registered and tell us the correct email address too. We will update your account and resend your registration details to you.
I've found a mistake in one of the resources.
We check our resources extremely carefully before sharing them with our members. However, if you have found a mistake, please let us know so that we can correct it as soon as possible. Thank you.
What happens after my year's membership has ended?
You are welcome to continue using the resources that were downloaded during your membership period and you will still be able to log in to the Members Area. If you would like to access the pack download pages (to download any existing or future resource packs), you will need to renew your membership. Renewals are available at a discounted rate and you can renew at any time - an extra year will be added to your membership period.
I'm having trouble renewing my membership.
Please ensure that you are logged into Teaching Packs and you are using our renewal forms. Membership renewals cannot be processed on our 'Join Teaching Packs' page.
I can't open ZIP files.
All of our Teaching Packs are available to download as ZIP files. This makes it easy for you to download one pack that is bursting with different resources!
All PC and Mac computers should be able to open ZIP files automatically. If you have any problems, it might be worth trying to download some alternative zip software.
Mobile devices (including iPads / iPhones) cannot open ZIP files without additional software. We have used GoodReader successfully to open the ZIP files on Teaching Packs.