How to access the resources on this website


There are several ways to access resources and information within the TTRB.


  • Enter a keyword into the Search Box from the header navigation bar; this search box is available from every page on the site. You can also narrow down your search by clicking on the Advanced Search option, or by selecting Refine Results from the left hand navigation menu.


  • Use the Browse navigation menu from the left hand side of the website to browse for resources categories such as:
    • Curriculum area
    • Key stage / Age Range
    • QTS standards
    • Teaching & Learning
    • Tutors, Mentors & Trainers
    • Resource Type
    • Whole School 


  • An overview of the TTRB can also be accessed from the Site map.


Can't find what you need?


If you haven't found the information you need after browsing and searching the site, you can ask the E-librarian a question.  You will need to make sure that you are a registered user before you send your question to the E-librarian.


Technical problem?  Contact Us


If you feel that  pages on the site are not working as they should be or you spot a broken link then please direct all technical queries to  Alternatively you can also provide feedback on the TTRB content to  


We have tried to make the TTRB as accessible and easy to use as possible. However, if you have problems using the site, you may find the following information helpful.


This website has been built to allow compatibility with a number of browser types on different operating systems and has been tested against older browser versions. While its appearance will vary according to individual settings, the site itself should always work. The site is best viewed in screen resolutions of 1024 x 768 pixels or above.


The majority of content on this website is provided in the normal HTML webpage format, viewable through any browser software. However, certain content is provided in non-HTML file formats, which may include:


Adobe Acrobat PDF format

PDF files can be read using Adobe Acrobat Reader software, which is freely available for many different computer systems including Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh, Linux and Palm. You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader from the Adobe website.


If you have difficulties viewing PDF files on your computer you may find the following suggestions helpful:


  • Refresh or reload the page you are trying to view;
  • Save the PDF to your computer and then open it from outside of your web browser;
  • Turn off the web integration in Adobe Acrobat by opening Acrobat Reader, clicking on Edit > Preferences > Options and, depending on your version of Acrobat Reader, deselecting 'Web Browser Integration' or 'Display PDF in Browser'.


Microsoft Word and Excel formats

Microsoft documents and spreadsheets can still be read even if you don't have the commercial Word and Excel programs on your computer. Microsoft offers a range of free 'viewer' programs for download; however, these programs are only available for Windows systems. You can download Microsoft Word and Excel viewers from the Microsoft website.


Alternatively, 'Antiword' is a free, open-source program that allows Microsoft Word documents to be opened and read on Linux and Mac OS X systems, among others. You can download Antiword from the developer's site.


Macromedia Flash format

We occasionally use Flash to enhance the experience of using this site. If your computer doesn't have it installed you can download Flash Player for free from the Macromedia website.


If you have problems viewing any Flash content, please visit for assistance.


Video formats

We may from time to time feature video content on this website. To view video through your browser, you need an appropriate player installed on your computer, such as Windows Media Player, Real Player or QuickTime.



We have developed this website with the aim that it is usable and accessible to everyone and conforms to the guidelines for UK government websites. Click here to find out more about the steps we have taken to optimise accessibility.


Resource Icons

Throughout the TTRB you will notice the use of a number of resource icons - below is a list of the icons and the resources they represent.

Resource icons

Icons that represent different types of resources.

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