Featured CPD activities

Using technology effectively in the EYFSCY019

Children are now born into a technology rich world where they can be engaging with a range of technology and digital content from a very young age. The impact of such immersion in technology is still being researched and debated with regard to the effects on a child’s development. Explore the digital world young...

Leading an effective primary design and technology curriculumTY011

Are you leading design and technology in your school and looking to develop your own knowledge and support your staff to deliver an inspiring, high quality design and technology curriculum? This course is aimed specifically at design and technology subject leaders and teachers with a strong interest in leading design...

Controlling motors and prototyping electronic circuits with micro:bitTY238

The micro:bit is one of the biggest education projects in the past 30 years. Join us and explore how LEDs, buzzers, motors and sensors can be used to create programmable projects, perfect for key stage 3. Sessions will include: programming the micro:bit, using the free Microsoft Block Editor connecting output...

Teaching practical science: biologyNE707

There are only so many ways a student can look at an onion cell, so how do we engage students with biology practicals? It is essential that students studying biology are given the opportunity to practice and embed understanding of practical skills in preparation for assessment of their learning. This free online...

Teaching mathematics GCSE content with understandingMY207

Explore the content of the mathematics GCSE and gain an understanding of the importance of mathematical reasoning and problem solving. Develop problem solving skills and resilience in the context of hard to teach GCSE topics. Topics covered include trigonometry, linear graphs, proportional reasoning, standard form...

Technicians in the classroomNY602

Do you want to work more closely with students in your school or college, assisting in practical sessions or even running demonstrations, small group lessons and STEM clubs? If you do this course could be for you. The technicians in the classroom course has been designed for technicians to advance their skills and...

Unpicking the examiner’s report - A level chemistryNY273

 The first run of the new A level exams will highlight areas where students are struggling. An in depth analysis of the examiners' subject reports is crucial to support development of your teaching and learning approaches in chemistry A level. Hands-on sessions with examination experts will enable you to delve into...

Technicians as demonstratorsNE203

Online Course Designed for technicians who wish to develop or enhance their role as a demonstrator at secondary and post-16 level by exploring the following themes: biology, chemistry and physics demonstrations, health and safety, and teaching and learning through demonstrations. There will be weekly tasks, online...

Physics for non-specialistsRP208

If you have been asked to teach physics and it is outside your specialist area, this course is for you. It has been developed with the Institute of Physics and throughout the course we will develop your understanding of the principles of physics and the skills and strategies needed to teach the subject effectively...

Supermarket scienceRP125

This practical CPD for primary school teachers will provide you with a bank easy to use ideas that you can take away with you to enable your pupils to conduct experiments and have fun. Hands-on experience promotes curiosity and engagement and provides opportunities for the discussion and questioning which develop...

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Upcoming CPD courses

Responding to pupil needs in science- Stretch and challenge of high attainers

Students, who are stretched and challenged, will be motivated to continue studying science. This course will...

Triple Science: Physics *for Thurstable School ONLY*

Two after school sessions for Thurstable school, with bespoke content, to include:

1) Forces...

Primary Priority bespoke support: Working Scientifically - by invitation only

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

Triple Science Consultancy Heritage High School

This gives supported schools the opportunity to request additional support with an adviser beyond their...

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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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