Featured CPD activities

Teaching key stage 4 biologyNY305

Are you new to teaching biology at KS4? Would you like to understand the misconceptions students have and best to address them? The teaching key stage 4 biology course will support you by developing your pedagogical and subject knowledge with a focus on the key principles needed to teach biology effectively. You will...

Introducing assessment for learningNE711

Online course. Improve your responsiveness as a teacher and support all students learning and understanding in STEM subjects with assessment for learning approaches. In this fully supported, online CPD course you will develop your teaching skills to elicit student understanding through classroom assessment and...

New to teaching A level mathematics summer schoolMY500

"The best training course I have attended in my 14 years of teaching.” - past participant. Our highly acclaimed annual four day summer school, run in conjunction with MEI and the University of Sheffield, is designed for teachers who have little, or no, experience of teaching A level mathematics. Develop pedagogical...

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...

ESERO-UK primary conferenceSV005

The annual ESERO-UK primary conference 2018 will be held alongside the UK Space Conference. Participants will be able to engage in activities linked ESA's ExoMars mission, the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the First Manned Lunar Landing and the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope. Participants will gain free...

Developing an outstanding primary science curriculumNY044

With an increased focus from Ofsted on curriculum design, primary schools all over the country are taking time out to rethink their own approaches to curriculum and assessment. This course will give you either a starting point or springboard for developing a primary science curriculum that best meets the needs of...

Chemistry for non-specialistsNY243

This course is designed to provide teachers with the confidence, flair and enthusiasm to teach chemistry at Key Stages 3 and 4. It is specifically aimed at those who are not chemistry specialists. The five day course is split into a 3 day and a 2 day residential period, based in York. The course covers a wide range...

Planning for learning: formative assessment in science and mathematicsNE710

Online course. Guided by experts in assessment for learning, on this course you’ll plan to identify your learners’ thinking, clarify learning goals, and fine tune your teaching, so you are better able to progress your students’ understanding, both in and between lessons. Plan based on learners’ starting points, use...

Developing knowledge and practical skills for design and technology GCSETY242

Would you like to increase your confidence in teaching new or unfamiliar design and technology content? Are you looking for ways of engaging students in content not traditionally taught in your material area? This two day course will help you develop the practical skills and knowledge to deliver the design and...

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Upcoming CPD courses

Health and safety for teaching practical science

Effective health and safety is an integral part of planning and carrying out practical work in school, not...

Getting to grips with biology and chemistry at KS3

This is suitable for non-specialists or newly qualified teachers of science. The course has been designed to allow...

Data and computer systems in GCSE computer science

This course is delivered as part of the National Centre for Computing Education, and forms part of...

Networks and cyber-security in GCSE computer science

This course is delivered as part of the National Centre for Computing Education, and forms part of...

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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...