Council for Subject Associations Website

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The Council for Subject Associations' (CfSA)  new 'subjectassociations' website went online at the end of November 2008 just over one year on from the official launch of the CfSA on 20th September 2007.  It is a "voice for the subjects" set up as "a membership organisation" and with support from the DCSF. The members comprise varied subject associations, including many subject resource networks (SRNs), and there are also associate members. The CfSA is a charitable company and, as of this publication date, there are members specialising "in over twenty different subject areas".


The website has many useful features that make it easy for trainees, tutors and mentors to access relevant knowledge and information. On the homepage, one of the member associations is featured and there is also a section devoted to selected news items from both members and the CfSA. In addition, a link from the homepage takes you to further news items: members news and CfSA news. There are also selected news sections for members only, including downloads and membership events.


The website has a further range of useful links including a section on "membership", more information on the CfSA and "publications". The latter will be of particular interest to primary trainees mentors and tutors as it includes information on "Primary subjects", a publication aimed at subject specialists within primary schools. This is a "joint project bringing together the expertise and experience of the subject associations" and is published each term. Readers can download a sample section. There is also information on a "Primary project box" and samples of lesson plans, resources and weblinks from this material that can be accessed directly by web users.

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