Featured CPD activities

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...

STEM Club conferenceNY625

Do you run, support or are thinking about STEM Clubs in your school? This conference could be just for you. STEM Clubs should be a vital part of the STEM activities in your school, allowing you to expand your expertise in STEM subjects whilst enthusing students with innovative ideas. This conference has been designed...

Human robots, dance and the Haka – enriching the KS1 curriculum through codingCY008

Special offer: receive a 100% discount on the activity fee by using code PRI100VAT when booking. You will need to pay the VAT of £96 (which as a state-funded school you can claim back). This offer supersedes any other bursary or discount offers. PLEASE NOTE THIS OFFER IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO STATE FUNDED SCHOOLS Many...

Technicians supporting the new design and technology GCSENY621

This two day course will help technicians to support their department in the delivery of the new design and technology GCSE, ready for first teaching from September 2017. The course content will look at the key changes to the design and technology GCSE specifications and the role technicians have in implementing and...

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...

Mathematics in science teachingRP210

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

Why children need to work scientifically and how they canRP107

Effective teaching of scientific enquiry is central to developing children's ideas, skills, knowledge and understanding in science. You will be able to implement strategies for planning, resourcing and organising a range of types of enquiry in order to improve children's outcomes.

Working scientifically in the primary curriculum - pupil led investigationsRP108

Pupils are enthused and motivated when they are involved in planning their own enquiries and when they can see the relevance of them to their everyday life. You will explore a range of techniques to draw out their ideas and develop strategies to inspire and incorporate these ideas into your science lessons.

Secondary science CPD conferenceRP227

Explore the key issues affecting secondary science, through a series of presentations and workshops. Network, share and develop ideas and discuss best practice with other secondary science teachers and heads of department.Please see the listings on the right to find more detail about the focus in your locality.

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Upcoming CPD courses

Preston STEM Network 5

This is a network meeting composing of Secondary Schools, Post 16 Colleges, Universities and STEMFirst. The aim of...

Invitation only: Making a difference through effective feedback

Evidence shows that effective feedback leads to raised attainment. This course will help you demonstrate that you...

Making a difference through effective feedback

Evidence shows that effective feedback leads to raised attainment. This course will help you demonstrate that you...

Chemistry for non-specialists – new GCSE curriculum **invitation only**

This course is an invitation only activity for teachers at Hunger Hill School in Doncaster. If you would...

Primary Science Teacher Network Meeting

A great opportunity for teachers to discuss and network

Come and hear our keynote speaker, Debs...

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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

Snap science: teaching framework - year 6

Aimed at 10-11 year olds, this resource provides two activities which support learning about identifying animals and observing their behaviour. Children visit a variety of different locations around the school grounds at different times of the year and identify animals that they observe. They...

Salters' Chemistry Club: bouncing custard balls

This resource describes an activity for an informal chemistry club in which students explore a simple cross-linking reaction between two polymers by making bouncy balls out of custard powder. The aim is to convey the excitement of chemistry and develop students' curiosity about the...

Do Martians exist?

This animated film joins the alien, Paxi, as he investigates the possibility of life on Mars. Looking at the characteristics of living things, he compares them to non-living things. He also looks at microscopic life and how this may be the kind of life that could be found on Mars. Paxi...

Vedic Maths 2

This set of Cre8ate maths activities requires pupils to practice number operations, to search for pattern in number and to work and deepen with their arithmetic understandings. In Vedic multiplication, these understandings are developed into simple algebra. This topic follows on from Vedic maths...

Technicians and progression

This Technicians and Progression report from the Skills Commission presents the findings of an inquiry into the alternatives to university degrees that the post-16 education system provides. The report maintains that post-compulsory education should offer a diverse range of education provision,...

Stuff and Substance: Ten Key Practicals in Chemistry

This booklet is part of the ‘Innovations in Practical Work’ series published by the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme (SEP). Understanding the idea of a ‘substance’ is central to making sense of the variety of materials in the world and the way that they change. Research on students’...