Featured CPD activities

New to teaching A level chemistryNY251

Are you starting out in teaching A level chemistry? Even for teachers with chemistry background it can be daunting the first time to teach. This course will support you with effective teaching and learning at AS and A level in chemistry. Common student misconceptions, as well as practical techniques and assessment,...

Data representation in key stage 3 computing with CAS TenderfootCY227

Tenderfoot is a program of subject knowledge enhancement for teachers of computing, especially those without a computer science background. It aims to provide teachers with a deep understanding across a range of computing topics, enabling them to teach more effectively and maximise the attainment of their students....

Developing a STEM curriculum in KS3 design and technologyTY245

Are you a teacher looking to bring more STEM into design and technology? Are you running a STEM club in design and technology and looking for more ideas? This two day course is vital for any design and technology specialist looking to make their department a hub for STEM. Sessions will look at: examples of how...

Resourcing the new secondary mathematics curriculumMY202

Do your current resources prepare your students to meet the needs of the new mathematics specifications? Not got time to write new activities? Join us to discover ways in which tried and tested methods to make existing resources suitable for the demands of the new curriculum. The STEM Learning website contains...

Enterprising science teacher conferenceNY730

Happier teachers and more engaged students: Introducing the Science Capital Teaching Approach Are you keen on engaging more students with science? Do you want to make your lessons more inclusive? Could a focus on students’ ‘science capital’ be the answer? Join the Enterprising Science Teacher Conference to find out....

Online safety through the computing curriculumCY009

The Online Safety curriculum is a key aspect of the National Computing Curriculum and a school’s (e)Safeguarding provision. Ofsted now expect all staff to have a good understanding of the risks, how to respond to these appropriately within school and teach an appropriate Online Safety curriculum. They expect the...

Improving numeracy and literacy through scienceNY036

This course will show teachers how to use the curiosity and enthusiasm generated through science, to connect with, support and enhance children's learning in maths and English and improve progress in the core subjects. Teachers will identify opportunities to apply mathematical skills and develop high standards of...

Assessing, moderating and tracking primary scienceNY032

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to assessment, but this course will give you the opportunity to explore best practice in a number of schools and a chance to investigate the resources that are available in the wider educational world. This course is ideal for primary school teachers who want to familiarise...

Mathematics in science teachingRP210

There is an increased mathematical demand in science and a greater understanding is necessary to accelerate learning and raise attainment for science GCSE's. This course explores the typical weaknesses in mathematics that hinder students' ability to understand and solve scientific problems. It will give teachers an...

Essential skills for new and aspiring science leadershipRP206

Working with an experienced science leader, you will develop your vision and leadership skills to enable you to lead an effective and vibrant science team. By improving your leadership and management skills you will help your team teach more effectively so students achieve their potential.

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Upcoming CPD courses

Why children need to work scientifically and how they can - INVITATION ONLY

Effective teaching of scientific enquiry is central to developing children's ideas, skills, knowledge and...

Secondary bespoke support (INVITE ONLY) Developing Practical work in the New GCSE's - Biology

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

Primary science enhancement - invitation only

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

Telford Primary Science Network

This is the first meeting of the Telford Primary Science Teaching and Learning Network which is supported by...

Assessment and progression in primary science

Evidence shows that effective Assessment for Learning (AfL) leads to raised attainment. Now that formal recording...

Bursary support for CPD

Many of our CPD activities are supported by bursary funding for state funded schools and colleges in the UK.

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Popular CPD related resources

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...

Louis Pasteur

Marvellous Microbes I: the Pasteurs

These materials, from the Society for General Microbiology (SGM) 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.

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