EdCentral, the website that allows education professionals to collaborate, exchange ideas and access industry news, is now free for teachers.
It was previously available only on subscription.
Free access is granted to trainees, academics and people working in schools and colleges, to help education research, but school governors still have to pay £4.99 a month.
Speaking of the decision to make the resource free, the platform’s founder Louise Holmes said: “Rather than teachers having to trawl around to try and find information, it’s all in one place on EdCentral, so I thought we should open it up. It will save teachers time … they’re time pressured enough.”
Would-be users need to have a personal school-related or academic-related email address, or a generic one for their organisation. “We found that some commercial organisations try to sneak in and get a free subscription,” Holmes said.
To access the resource, visit edcentral.uk