Featured CPD activities

Mathematics for physics teachersNY294

There is an increased mathematical demand in in both the GCSE and A level physics specifications. This course is ideal for teachers of physics who wish to improve their understanding of the mathematics required to be successful in physics at GCSE and A level. The course explores teaching strategies for a wide range...

Developing mathematics skills for the new design and technology GCSETY225

Designed to support teachers from all material areas, this CPD will develop your subject knowledge in mathematics for the design and technology GCSE. Supported by our mathematics specialists, investigate the subject knowledge needed to solve mathematics problems that form part of the assessed material in the new...

Technicians supporting biologyNY604

Biology can often be seen as the science subject with few practicals that are engaging and work successfully. On this comprehensive course we will change that perception through a diverse range of practicals developed by ourselves and others, which will highlight that biology can be taught through exciting and...

Mastering mathematics at key stage 3MY218

It is important that mathematics at key stage three builds upon the mathematical experiences students experience at primary school. Explore what is meant by mastery, and consider the transition from primary to secondary school, and the mapping of progression through key stage three. “Really enjoyed the course. So...

Teaching engineering in the primary classroomTY005

Engineering shapes and maintains the world we live in. With technology evolving at such an astounding pace, we have a responsibility to introduce children to engineering experiences at an early age to help inspire our engineers of the future. This primary course is aimed at teachers and members of leadership who...

Teaching STEM subjects: 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...

Plants: growing your primary science curriculum: year 1 to year 6NY019

The National STEM Learning Centre (NSLC) has joined forces with The RHS Campaign for School Gardening to create this new, two day residential course where we aim to provide you with the skills and knowledge to use plant science confidently throughout key stages 1 and 2. Be inspired with curriculum linked projects to...

Strengthening practical work in biologyRP200

We will explore strategies for teaching topics across the biology curriculum and develop an understanding of how practical work can be made more relevant and effective. There will be hands-on opportunities to explore interesting and creative approaches to new and familiar practical techniques using a range of...

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...

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

Secondary science subject leaders' network meeting

This is a chance for collaboration with your peers so you can share information and develop as a leader. Expert...

Linking Maths and Science in the Primary Curriculum

The second of 2 primary network meetings Pupils are enthused and motivated when they are involved in...

Secondary bespoke support; Triple Science: Physics BY INVITATION ONLY

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

Swindon Science Subject leaders' network meeting

This is a chance for collaboration with your peers so you can share information and develop as a leader. Expert...

Enthuse, excite, explore

This science course will provide teachers with a range of ideas guaranteed to inspire, enthuse and excite both...

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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...