Featured CPD activities

Primary STEM for newly and recently qualified teachersNY015

Planning exciting, differentiated STEM lessons can be a lot to get your head around when you are new to the job! Not only do you have to assess the children and be there to answer their complex questions, but children are expected to make progress, learn to select the most appropriate method of enquiry, calculation...

Developing mathematics skills for the new design and technology AS and A levelsTY222

Designed to support teachers to develop their subject knowledge in mathematics, helping to prepare you for delivery of the new AS and A levels in design and technology. With support from our mathematics specialists, we will investigate the subject knowledge needed to solve design engineering, product design and...

Chemistry for non-specialistsNY243

This course is designed to provide teachers with the confidence, flair and enthusiasm to teach chemistry at Key Stages 3 and 4. It is specifically aimed at those who are not chemistry specialists. The five day course is split into a 3 day and a 2 day residential period, based in York. The course covers a wide range...

Big data – an introduction with PythonCY223

Handling big data sets competently involves developing key skills central to both the computing and mathematics curricula. The task can seem daunting, but this course is designed to make big data accessible, rewarding and appealing. Freely available 'open data' can be easily accessed that provides insights into areas...

Hands-on robotics for key stage 2 with the Crumble ControllerTY029

Aimed at primary teachers who want to bring robotics into their lessons, the Crumble Controller is an exciting piece of computing equipment that’s being used in key stage 2 to create hands-on robotics projects in computing, science and design and technology. Come and try out the Crumble for yourself; make lights...

Resourcing the new secondary mathematics curriculumMY202

Join us at the National STEM Learning Centre to consider the support available from the National STEM Learning Centre when resourcing your scheme of work. The day is suitable for teachers of mathematics in secondary school, especially those with some curriculum responsibility and will include hands-on sessions:...

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...

Primary conferenceRP124

Our primary conferences always provide outstanding learning opportunities linked to topical developments in primary science teaching along side time to talk and share ideas with other primary practitioners. Please see each entry for more detail of the focus in your locality.  

Improving subject and curriculum knowledge in…RP224

It is important to keep up-to-date with current science matters, including pure subject knowledge, topic specific developments and general pedagogical methods. These short modules will allow teachers of science to update and improve their subject knowledge and consider how best to support students in learning the...

Linking core subjects; science and mathematicsRP113

Collecting, analysing and presenting data in science requires and provides opportunity for the use and development of mathematical skills. Throughout this course, you will identify how to maximise your pupils opportunities to develop their numeracy skills and improve attainment in science by planning lessons in which...

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Upcoming CPD courses

Why children need to work scientifically and how they can

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

Engaging and ensuring progress of low attainers in science

This course provides participants with strategies to improve the progress made by low attaining students in science...

Dorset subject leaders' network meeting - update

This is a chance for collaboration with your peers so you can share information and develop as a leader....

Science and the creative arts

"This is without doubt, the most inspirational and valuable course. You will be equipped with ideas to use...

Dorset science subject leaders' network meeting- GCSE required practicals

This is a chance for collaboration with your peers so you can share information and develop as a leader....

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

Technologies for computational analysis of sports and exercise

This resource focuses on some research data into the prevention of anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) injury. The activities included in this resource will enable students to develop their ability to evaluate claims based on science through critical analysis of the methodology, evidence and...

Astro Academy: Principia - circular motion

This collection of videos show ESA Astronaut, Tim Peake, on the International Space Station, demonstrating circular motion.  In this free-fall environment, Tim can demonstrate how objects move in a circular path without the observed effects of gravitational acceleration with similar experiments...

Problem solving in mathematics: realising the vision through better assessment

This ACME report from June 2016 looks at problem solving in mathematics, with particular focus on summative assessment.

Within the report ACME welcomes the strong emphasis on problem solving in recent reforms. It calls for "strong collaboration between the mathematics community, the...

Thinking about Learning

Thinking about learning focusses on five aspects of effective practice that teachers and trainers have found to be particularly important in promoting successful learning: questioning, discussion, using misconceptions, assessment and meeting the needs of all learners. Selecting each of these...

Case Studies

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Improving Learning in Mathematics: Challenges and Strategies

This Standards Unit: Improving Learning in Mathematics book explains the underlying principles behind the development of the 'Active Learning' approaches in the materials. The Standards Unit: Improving Learning in Mathematics resources were produced as a response to the Smith report. The...