Featured CPD activities

Summer school for new and recently qualified primary teachersNY015

Planning exciting, differentiated science 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...

Summer School for newly qualified teachers of secondary scienceNY325

This course consists of three days of face to face delivery at the National STEM Learning Centre plus 10 hours of CPD which will be delivered remotely after the summer school.  You will choose from a selection of options to suit you while you are in York, to give you the best support for the start of your career...

Summer school for newly and recently qualified science teachers NY255

Have you completed your NQT year? Do you feel that you would like to hone your skills in delivering challenging and inspirational practical activities and develop your teaching skills further to inspire and engage your students?The summer school will provide time and space to reflect upon your practice working in a...

Technicians : Setting up your own STEM ClubRX024

This course is an introduction to running a successful STEM Club in school as a technician. The sessions will provide information about how to recruit members to your club, how to plan activities to engage and enthuse students and some sample activities and resources to get you started.

Teaching Key Stage 1 scienceRX002

Return to school feeling confident about teaching science. This course will provide a manageable approach to planning and teaching primary science in key stage 1 (KS1). You will explore ways of bringing the KS1 curriculum to life through practical ideas and discussion tasks. Carefully planned gap tasks have been...

Subject knowledge enhancement : KS3 BiologyRX007

Designed to support teachers who are non-specialists, you will develop the background subject knowledge required to help planning and teaching biology for key stage 3. Gain the tools and confidence to plan and teach your biology classes effectively. You will explore ways of building student understanding, taking into...

Teaching and leading key stage 1 computing - module 1 - remoteCP450

OverviewComputing is a rich and relevant subject. It includes the foundational knowledge of computer science; the applications of information technology and the implications for digital literacy in the modern world.This CPD, the first of two modules, aims to give you confidence in teaching the whole of the key stage 1...

Teaching and leading key stage 2 computing - module 1 - remoteCP452

OverviewThrough key stage 2, the computing curriculum aims to deepen understanding of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. Children become more skilled, and critical, users of technology, choosing tools that helps them achieve their goals while developing safe, and acceptable, online...

Back to school: Leading primary scienceRX005

On returning to school pupils may have missed some core learning which will require the long-term curriculum map to be adjusted in the short-term. This course supports subject leaders to clearly define the curriculum across the school and enable them to effectively support teachers, implementing it successfully in the...

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Upcoming CPD courses

Teaching practical science: physics

Online course. It is essential that students studying physics are given the opportunity to practice and embed...

Leading on secondary science curriculum design

Consider what makes an effective curriculum.  Progression in content and skills are explored and also how we can...

Teaching for home learning: primary science

Primary school science teaching often involves sparking students’ imagination through...

Running STEM Clubs Online

This course is for teachers, educators, parents or STEM Ambassadors who want to run a STEM Club remotely or online....

Introduction to primary computing

Introduction to primary computingComputing in primary schools is a practical, creative and knowledge-rich...

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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...