Featured CPD activities

Teaching primary science outdoorsNY009

Outdoor learning is brilliant! Not only do children enjoy taking lessons in the outdoor classroom, but research has found that taking lessons outside can actually help young people learn later in life. You will have the opportunity to explore primary science activities outdoors, and take away a number of ideas which...

Help! How do I lead primary mathematicsMY004

Aimed at primary teachers who are new to the role of mathematics subject leader, you will find this course invaluable. Opportunities will be provided to explore a range of strategies to understand your role more fully, to audit and lead mathematics and to identify and plan to initiate change in your school. You will...

Reaching for grade 9 in scienceNY270

Grade 9 GCSEs will be a challenge for even top ability students to reach. Pushing the demand beyond the current A* requires stretching students and embedding a much deeper understanding of the science content and context. This course will enable you to support your students in: high quality practicals tackling the...

Key stage 3 computing for non-specialistsCY253

Suitable for teachers with little or no experience of teaching computing, this CPD will help you develop a solid base of subject knowledge and raise your confidence. It will Introduce the principles of 'computational thinking' using 'unplugged' teaching and learning strategies. You will develop a better understanding...

New to teaching GCSE computer scienceCY201

This course is aimed at those who are new to teaching computer science at GCSE level. You may have previous experience of teaching computing at key stage 3, or you may be moving into computer science teaching from a related subject such as ICT. It focuses on the themes that are common to all exam boards, building on...

Teaching primary mathematics for new and recently qualified teachersMY006

"The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics," Paul Halmos. This activity is aimed at those teachers in the early stages of their careers who would like to develop their mathematics teaching. You will explore current good practice in mathematics, engage with practical resources to support learning in...

Developing skills for the Airgineers school STEM drone challengeTY251

Get the skills needed to run the Airgineers school STEM drone challenge with your students, as well as developing your knowledge of computer aided design (CAD), CNC manufacture and drone flight. Airgineers is a STEM challenge for secondary school aged students that involves designing, building and learning to fly a...

Managing behaviour for learningNE700

Transform your classroom by making small shifts in your own behaviour. This free, online course has been developed by the National Science Learning Centre (United Kingdom) as part of their suite of high impact professional development for teachers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Paul Dix, a...

Leading the new primary computing curriculumCY004

Are you leading Computing in your school and looking to develop your own knowledge and support your staff to deliver a high quality curriculum? "As an ICT leader new to the role, all of it was extremely useful" Past participant "The sessions provided a high quality set of resources and planning/assessment tools that...

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...

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Upcoming CPD courses

Strengthening practical work in chemistry for NQTs and early career teachers

Research evidence indicates that practical learning improves student motivation, attainment and overall...

Strengthening practical work in physics for NQTs and early career teachers

The aim of this course is to enable teachers and technicians of physics to explore a range of ideas for...

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Popular CPD related resources

Louis Pasteur

Marvellous Microbes I: the Pasteurs

These materials, from the Microbiology Society 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.

Marvellous microbes ...

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...