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About Us

About Us
Our team is dedicated to providing innovative, practical, creative and engaging teaching resources.

Our resources

  • Written by teachers for teachers

  • Engaging, relevant, flexible and photocopiable

  • Over 700 curriculum and teacher support titles

User Friendly Resources specializes in creating and developing high quality supplementary curriculum and teacher support materials. They are designed with diverse learners in mind, and provide engaging and innovative ideas to supplement your teaching programmes. We know about curriculum, teaching, learning and learners first-hand because our books are written by teachers for teachers. We produce high quality teaching resources that are available in colour as interactive PDFs and in black and white in printed format. All resources are blackline masters and come with a photocopiable licence.

 

The process

          • Proposal from author received.

            We are always happy to receive resource proposals from teachers. Find our proposal outline here.

          • Reviewed by teachers to establish need.

            We use our extensive school networks to test the viability of a resource before we begin the development and editing process.

          • Content developed by education editors.

            All of our contract editors have extensive experience working on educational materials.

          • Graphic designers develop appropriate styles.

            We ensure that our resources are clear, accessible and “user friendly”!.

          • Resources marketed across New Zealand, Australia, UK and worldwide.

            We know our markets well and have an established presence in many countries now.

 

Our story

Like many great little companies User Friendly Resources also started with a great little idea and a kitchen table. Over 25 years ago a couple of science teachers were developing resources for their own classes, then photocopying them off. Come to think of it, banda (or Ditto) machines might have been involved back then! Anyway, other teachers liked the look of the materials – innovative, practical, creative, engaging – and wondered how they could get hold of them. User Friendly Resources was born. Since that day, User Friendly Resources has been committed to make your teaching lives easier.

UFR was one of the first educational publishing companies of its kind. Its long history and enviable reputation across education communities for quality and depth of educational knowledge make it unique in this regard. Over the years, we’ve moved on with times – more and more teachers are purchasing our interactive PDF e-books to use on smart boards, iPads, tablets, laptops. In operation for over 25 years and with over 700 active titles UFR has an established reputation for developing innovative, practical, creative and engaging materials.

 

Meet the team

        • Kevin Arscott
          Director

        • Gaurav Kumar
          Marketing manager

        • Cynthia Packman
          Graphic designer

        • Sarah Kindelan
          Graphic designer

        • Sue Arscott
          Accounts manager

        • Editors
          Team of content editors