I see that the old Teacher's TV videos are now available at a new site hosted by the team behind Teacher's TV! They say: "Teachers Media is the new professional development service for everyone working in UK education, brought to you by the team behind Teachers TV. This site contains a free library of over 3500 high-quality videos to help you and your team develop your professional skills, and support teaching and learning in your school and classroom. Whether you're looking for great lesson ideas, how to take teaching from good to outstanding, or help with behaviour management, we have something for you." http://www.teachersmedia.co.uk/ It did occur to me that there just might be something positive in the slash and burn approach of the government. Many of the best intiatives which have helped teachers have come from teachers themselves or private organisations. In the MFL field I think of languagesonline.org.uk, mflresources, TES Connect, for example.