Featured CPD activities

New and aspiring heads of scienceNY200

New to the role of head of science or are you ready to take on the challenge and looking for promotion? This course is designed to provide the strategies and techniques you will need to be successful. It will run at the National Science Learning Centre over 9 days with three residential periods and a webinar which...

Technicians supporting chemistry: 11-16NY605

“Unsafe and its always the same”, is something often said about chemistry practicals, this course will disprove this though a diverse range of safe, exciting and effective practicals. Through tailored sessions designed for technicians to be able to support teachers and create impactful science lessons, we will...

Mathematics for A level computer scienceCY211

The mathematics of computer science A level is formidable. This course will help teachers, whether they are new to teaching at this level or have a depth of experience, to effectively use tried and tested teaching methods. From the fundamentals of number bases and units of information, through to Boolean algebra,...

Leading an effective design and technology departmentTY232

Is your department ready for the changes to the design and technology curriculum? Good subject leadership can make the difference between a department that functions to creating a department that thrives! If you are a new head of department or a teacher aspiring to take on your first leadership position, this...

New and aspiring leaders of mathematicsMY200

The National STEM Learning Centre is pleased to be offering another round of the ‘New and Aspiring Leaders of Mathematics’ programme for teachers looking to lead a mathematics department in secondary schools. This intensive two part residential professional development course has been developed for teachers new...

New to leading primary scienceNY037

Aimed at primary teachers who are new to the role of science subject leader, you will find this course invaluable. Explore a range of opportunities and strategies to help you understand your role in the primary classroom better. Develop confidence to audit and lead science and ways to identify and plan change in your...

Using film technology to support primary literacyTY021

“I now feel confident enough to use the technology within my own classroom and will certainly pass on the knowledge to my team, so that they too can use film literacy to support learning in their classrooms.” Course participant, 2015 This is a 2 day course designed for teachers and teaching assistants who wish to...

Developing your practice in the early years foundation stageNY012

"An inspiring course which has left me with lots to think about."Past participant Aimed at science subject leaders and Early Years practitioners, this highly practical course will help you identify and demonstrate good teaching and learning practices in science for children in Early Years. You will acquire a range of...

Assessment and progression in primary scienceRP102

Evidence shows that effective Assessment for Learning (AfL) leads to raised attainment. Now that formal recording of levels has been removed, you need to be secure in your understanding of how to make judgements about children's achievements and progress. Throughout the course we will identify how you can integrate...

Mathematics in science teachingRP210

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

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Upcoming CPD courses

Getting to grips with A level physics

This course is ideal for teachers who are new to the subject and aims to build subject knowledge, confidence and...

Isaac physics teacher CPD

This course is designed for KS5 Physics teachers who would like to become involved in the Issac Physics project...

Using iPads, Chromebooks and other tablet devices in the primary classroom

“I have developed my knowledge of how to utilise the mobile technology available to me at my school. I...

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...

New to leading primary science

If you use the discount code PRI100VAT when booking, the total payable amount (VAT) will be...

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Popular CPD related resources

Demonstrating Physics: Forces

In this programme, from Teachers TV, David Richardson from the Institute of Physics demonstrate his physics experiments on forces and air pressure. Alongside these demonstrations, we see a teacher testing the experiments out with his Year Seven students. The demonstrations...

Astro Pi

Leading UK space organisations have joined forces with British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake and Raspberry Pi to offer students a chance to devise and code their own apps or experiment to run in space.

Two Raspberry Pi computers are planned to be flown to the International Space Station (ISS)...

Equal Areas Inquiry

This resource from Inquiry Maths is designed to encourage students to explore relationships between the areas of different shapes. 

Equal areas contains the prompt showing a diagram containing rectangles, triangles and circles and asks whether their areas can be the same...

Numeracy: Reckonings - Lesson Starters and Enders

A compilation of whole class activities from SMILE intended for use as lesson starters or as part of a plenary session.

The activities are categorised into six sections. Each section contains a number of activity ideas each consisting of a clear aim, a full description and suggested...

Evolution

Published by the Wellcome Trust, the 'Big Picture' explores issues around biology and medicine. Why does Darwinian evolution raise controversy when, say, quantum mechanics scarcely registers on the public consciousness?

This issue of 'Big Picture' looks at the theory of evolution, the...

Conversations with Computers - The Turing Test

This activity aims to stimulate discussion on the question of whether computers can exhibit ’intelligence’, or are ever likely to do so in the future. Based on a pioneering computer scientist’s view of how one might recognize artificial intelligence if it ever appeared, it conveys something of...