Featured CPD activities

Algorithms in GCSE computer scienceCY205

At GCSE level algorithms become much more complex, moving towards efficient, programmable solutions. This course examines how algorithms are modelled and constructed using decomposition and abstraction, and how they are represented. Sort and search algorithms, iteration and selection are covered, using flow diagrams...

Developing mathematics skills for the new design and technology GCSETY225

Designed to support teachers from all material areas, this CPD will develop your subject knowledge in mathematics for the design and technology GCSE. Supported by our mathematics specialists, investigate the subject knowledge needed to solve mathematics problems that form part of the assessed material in the new...

Teaching computing to pupils with special educational needs and disabilitiesCY700

The computing curriculum provides the opportunity to teach pupils key problem-solving skills, as well as supporting literacy, numeracy and life skills through a variety of unplugged and computer-based activities.This course will provide you with the confidence and practical ideas to adapt the curriculum for the...

New to A level physics NY252

Are you teaching A-level for the first time, or do you want to strengthen your delivery to provide a stimulating and challenging learning experience for your students? With recent changes to the A-level specification now is an ideal time to develop your schemes of learning and integrate inspiring and engaging...

Using manipulatives to enhance understanding and problem solving in primary mathematicsMY005

This exciting new CPD will encourage active learning in primary mathematics lessons with the use of different manipulatives. Research suggests that the use of manipulatives is beneficial to all children's mathematical understanding, and can help children's retention, problem solving and reasoning. During this course...

Senior technicians accredited co-leaders in science (STACS)NY600

"The pace and delivery of the course content was ideal, our feedback was always well received and it is obvious that a lot of effort has been put in to make this course successful."Past participant This accredited course is designed for senior technicians, or those aspiring to the role, who are responsible for...

Teaching engineering in the primary classroomTY005

Engineering shapes and maintains the world we live in. With technology evolving at such an astounding pace, we have a responsibility to introduce children to engineering experiences at an early age to help inspire our engineers of the future. This primary course is aimed at teachers and members of leadership who...

An introduction to core mathsMY507

Core Maths is the new Level 3 qualification for students who achieved at least a Grade 4 (formerly a Grade C) in GCSE mathematics and wish to develop their practical skills so they may apply these in work, study or everyday life. Core Maths is about students doing meaningful mathematical problems to increase their...

Engineering ideas for KS3 design and technologyTV204

Are you looking for activities and projects that will introduce your students to the exciting world that engineering offers? This one-day hands-on CPD is perfect for any design and technology teacher who is looking for practical engineering ideas to take straight back to the classroom. Working with an engineering...

Science across the curriculumRP225

Science is stimulating and exciting; topics can be applied across the curriculum to form relevant links to other subjects. On this course, you will consider the benefits of cross-curricular working and create plans for projects that use various approaches and activities so that lessons are more engaging and...

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Upcoming CPD courses

Effective practical work in Triple Science Chemistry for Chamberlayne College for the Arts (invitation only)

This course is designed for teachers who are new to teaching triple science with a particular interest in...

Developing the role of the primary science subject leader

Good subject leadership has a positive impact on the quality of science teaching in primary schools. You will...

Triple Science: chemistry

This course is intended for teachers that have experience of teaching chemistry at 14 - 16 and would benefit...

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Linking maths and science

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Popular CPD related resources

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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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...