Featured CPD activities

Data representation in key stage 3 computing with CAS TenderfootCY227

Tenderfoot is a program of subject knowledge enhancement for teachers of computing, especially those without a computer science background. It aims to provide teachers with a deep understanding across a range of computing topics, enabling them to teach more effectively and maximise the attainment of their students....

Using smart and modern materials to create a future facing design and technology curriculumTY239

Discover how to develop an exciting, modern design and technology curriculum, using smart and modern materials from engineering, product design and textiles. Session content will specifically focus on the smart and modern materials elements of the new design and technology GCSE, with support for those teachers...

Teaching the new mathematics A levelMY216

Changes to A level specifications are to be introduced in 2017.  These will require all students to study aspects of Pure mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics.  In addition, three overarching themes of Mathematical Argument and Proof, Problem Solving, and Mathematical Modelling must be applied across the whole A...

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...

Developing the experienced primary science leaderNY003

Innovative, exciting and supportive, this CPD is aimed at established primary science subject leaders who want to explore current best practice, extend their skills and interact with research at local, national and international levels. You will engage in dialogue and debate with peers and a range of science-based...

Assessing, moderating and tracking primary mathematicsMY032

How can you combine conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, reasoning and problem solving to accurately assess performance in mathematics? With the standardised levels of assessment removed and a focus on a deep sustainable learning of mathematics, measuring attainment of your children across the curriculum...

Subject leaders' network meetingRP219

This is a chance for collaboration with your peers so you can share information and develop as a leader. Expert consultants will help you identify priority issues in teaching and learning and professional development for your teams. You will be able to develop solutions, drawing on the expertise within the group....

Physics for non-specialistsNY201

Are you teaching KS3 or KS4 Physics for the first time?  Would you like to understand the misconceptions students have, and how best to address them? This course has been designed to focus on the key principals needed to teach physics effectively through the use of stimulating practical activities and demonstrations...

Developing skills for The F1 in Schools STEM ChallengeTY200

The F1 in Schools STEM Challenge is for students aged 9-19 and aims to help change the perceptions of STEM subjects by creating a fun learning environment for young people. This CPD will give school and college staff the skills needed to run The F1 in Schools STEM Challenge with students, as well as developing...

Developing the role of the primary science subject leaderRP101

Good subject leadership has a positive impact on the quality of science teaching in primary schools. You will explore a range of strategies to audit and lead science in your school, understand your role more fully and be able to identify and promote effective primary science.

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Kirklees Primary Science Subject leaders’ network

This is a local network meeting facilitated by local teachers to share good practice.

Primary bespoke support - Horfield School

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

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Popular CPD related resources

A maths journey

Go on a real-life maths journey to practise the core topics of number, geometry, statistics, ratio & proportion, algebra and measurement. Through data visualisation methods, including colourful diagrams, pictograms, illustrations, photographs and infographics, Go Figure! ...

Do Martians exist?

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Investigations in post-16 biology

These investigations were designed for students following a Scottish Highers course but they are equally useful for other post-16 courses in biology. Some could even be adapted for secondary students of a younger age.

The investigations include:

  • Investigating the hormone auxin...

STFC Lunar Rocks and Meteorites Loan Scheme: Primary Resources

The STFC Lunar Rocks and Meteorites Loan Scheme has been running since the mid 1980s. It has lent the NASA Moon rock discs and meteorites to thousands of schools, museums and outreach organisers. The collection has been produced by the ASE with the University of Manchester, Millgate House...

Primary mathematics classroom resources

This collection of teaching resources are produced by the Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM) and are intended for use in the primary mathematics classroom. The activities are a mixture of problem-solving tasks, open-ended tasks, games and puzzles designed to develop students'...