Featured CPD activities

Subject knowledge enhancement : KS3 ChemistryRX010

Develop subject knowledge to help planning and teaching chemistry for key stage 3. Aimed specifically at non-specialists, you will gain the tools and confidence to plan and teach your chemistry classes effectively. You will explore ways of building student understanding, taking into account misconceptions and common...

Back to school: Leading primary scienceRX005

On returning to school pupils may have missed some core learning which will require the long-term curriculum map to be adjusted in the short-term. This course supports subject leaders to clearly define the curriculum across the school and enable them to effectively support teachers, implementing it successfully in the...

Subject knowledge enhancement : Physics Triple ScienceRX015

Develop the background subject knowledge required to help planning and teaching physics for key stage 4 (Triple Science). Start your Triple Science teaching with the tools and confidence to plan and teach effective learning for your physics classes. You will explore ways of building student understanding, taking into...

Technicians : Setting up your own STEM ClubRX024

This course is an introduction to running a successful STEM Club in school as a technician. The sessions will provide information about how to recruit members to your club, how to plan activities to engage and enthuse students and some sample activities and resources to get you started.

Teaching Key Stage 1 scienceRX002

Return to school feeling confident about teaching science. This course will provide a manageable approach to planning and teaching primary science in key stage 1 (KS1). You will explore ways of bringing the KS1 curriculum to life through practical ideas and discussion tasks. Carefully planned gap tasks have been...

Teaching Lower KS2 ScienceRX003

Get ready to return to your classroom with the tools and confidence to plan and enable effective learning for children in your class. You will develop your approaches to planning and teaching primary science in lower KS2 and explore ways to bring the curriculum to life through practical ideas and discussion tasks.

Planning and Delivering a Remote Science LessonRX026

Develop the skills required to deliver remote science lessons in an effective and engaging way for your learners. You will have opportunity to consider the most effective ways of using the technology available and will be able to practise and reflect on mapping your existing lessons towards remote delivery

Back to school: Primary Science for NQTsRX006

Be ready in September 2020 with the tools and confidence to plan and enable effective learning for children in your class. On this course you will explore the requirements of the primary science curriculum, improve your subject knowledge, plan exciting lessons and build your confidence in teaching practical science...

Teaching and leading key stage 1 computing - module 1CP450

OverviewComputing is a rich and relevant subject. It includes the foundational knowledge of computer science; the applications of information technology and the implications for digital literacy in the modern world.This CPD, the first of two modules, aims to give you confidence in teaching the whole of the key stage 1...

Teaching and leading key stage 2 computing - module 1CP452

OverviewThrough key stage 2, the computing curriculum aims to deepen understanding of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. Children become more skilled, and critical, users of technology, choosing tools that helps them achieve their goals while developing safe, and acceptable, online...

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Upcoming CPD courses

Subject knowledge enhancement : Biology Triple Science

Explore background subject knowledge to help planning and teaching biology for key stage 4 (Triple Science) with a...

Secondary support for new staff in September / NQTs

Develop an understanding of the key aspects of teaching science for NQTs, early career teachers or anyone returning...

NQT Programme at Chatsworth - DATE TO BE REARRANGED

Chatsworth House Education Visit

The primary National Curriculum now has an emphasis on outdoor...

By invitation only: Developing pupil led investigations – embedding working scientifically in the primary classroom

To develop the independence of children thinking and communicating as real scientists is essential to deepen their...

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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...