Featured CPD activities

Teaching practical science: physicsNE706

It is essential that students studying physics are given the opportunity to practice and embed understanding of practical skills in preparation for the assessment of their learning. This free online course allows you to discuss the relationship between theoretical concepts and practical work, challenging you to think...

Engaging and ensuring progress of low attainers in scienceRP229

This course provides participants with strategies to improve the progress made by low attaining students in science. it supports the development of numeracy and literacy skills in Science and the identification of science misconceptions.

Developing skills for the Airgineers school STEM drone challengeTY251

Get the skills needed to run the Airgineers school STEM drone challenge with your students, as well as developing your knowledge of computer aided design (CAD), CNC manufacture and drone flight. Airgineers is a STEM challenge for secondary school aged students that involves designing, building and learning to fly a...

Technicians as demonstratorsNE203

Online Course Designed for technicians who wish to develop or enhance their role as a demonstrator at secondary and post-16 level by exploring the following themes: biology, chemistry and physics demonstrations, health and safety, and teaching and learning through demonstrations. There will be weekly tasks, online...

Building confidence as a newly qualified mathematics teacherMY205

Join us to explore what makes good mathematics teaching. Suitable for teachers of mathematics who are in the early years of their teaching career, explore a range of teaching strategies to help engage and inspire students during your first teaching post. We will look at questioning, promoting positive behaviour,...

Making powerful connections between primary literacy and scienceRP114

You will explore a range of strategies designed to improve children's ability to use scientific language. You will be able to maximise the opportunities for developing literacy skills and improving attainment in science by planning lessons in which children communicate science ideas, knowledge and understanding.

Inclusive design thinking with FixpertsTV208

 Fixperts is an award-winning, hands-on learning programme that challenges young people to use their imagination and skills to create ingenious solutions to everyday problems.This one day course will look at how teachers can challenge and disrupt the design and technology classroom through implementing inclusive...

Mathematics for biology teachersNY284

There is an increased mathematical demand in both the GCSE and A level biology specifications. This course is ideal for teachers of biology who want to improve their understanding of the mathematics, to successfully teach GCSE and A level biology. Explore teaching strategies for a wide range of mathematical topics...

Developing skills for The F1 in Schools STEM ChallengeTY200

 Get the skills needed to run The F1 in Schools STEM Challenge with your students, as well as developing your knowledge of computer aided design (CAD) and CNC manufacture. get hands-on instructions on how to design, analyse, manufacture, test and race, miniature gas powered F1 model block carslearn how to use...

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Upcoming CPD courses

Mathematics in science teaching

There is an increased mathematical demand in science and a greater understanding is necessary to accelerate...

Ripley SCITT Peer review lesson plan Planning a sequence oflessons for progession - Invite Only

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Improving progress and closing the gaps in science

Effective tracking enables you to shape your approach to maximise student attainment.

During this course you...

Connection to nature

A mostly practical CPD event to develop confidence, knowledge and skills in relation to connecting young...

South Lakes Federation Conference

We can support you in identifying the CPD support that you need, provide CPD activity directly from our programme...

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Popular CPD related resources

Louis Pasteur

Marvellous Microbes I: the Pasteurs

These materials, from the Microbiology Society look at the work of Louis Pasteur and helps students to understand the growth of yeast. There are three resources that can be used together or separately and are suitable for Key Stage Two or Three students.

Marvellous microbes ...

The Solar Spark

The Solar Spark educational resources are produced by the SUPERGEN Excitonic Solar Cells Consortium. This is a group of research scientists from eight UK universities working together to do scientific research on Excitonic Solar Cells. Researchers work in the areas of polymer solar cells, dye-...

EV3 Activities for the Busy Teacher

This sample of a teacher guide introduces basic robotics using Lego EV3 hardware and software – the activities are based upon a single robot model which can be constructed from the education core set.

Students learn about basic movement of the robot rover in the context of space...

Water cycle

The water cycle

This resource from the Royal Society of Chemistry is aimed at Key Stage Two and links to the topic area of states of matter. Focusing on evaporation and condensation, it aims to develop investigative skills and contains ideas for investigations, key vocabulary and background knowledge including...

Tales from the Prep Room

The Prep Room plays a crucial role in the Royal Institution’s public communication of science. It is where all the equipment and demonstrations are prepared for Royal Institution events - not least the annual Christmas Lectures. This series provides a range of hands-on experiments and...

Indices and surds

This resource contains ten problems which require students to think, explore and explain the mathematical topic of indices and surds. The problems require students to not only be able to manipulate expressions containing indices and surds but also be able to explain and justify how conclusions...