Featured CPD activities

Building confidence as a newly qualified mathematics teacherMY205

Participants will explore what makes good mathematics teaching by considering questioning, promoting positive behaviour, planning for learning and giving feedback that makes a difference. Participants will experience methods for developing problem solving skills, increasing progress for low attaining students,...

New to A level chemistryNY251

Are you starting out in teaching A Level chemistry? Even for teachers with chemistry background it can be daunting the first time to teach. This course will support you with effective teaching and learning at AS and A Level in chemistry. Common student misconceptions, as well as practical techniques and assessment,...

Teaching data and data structures (GCSE computer science)CY203

Subject knowledge enhancement for those teaching GCSE computer science, focused on data - its representation, manipulation, storage and uses. The course includes coverage of GCSE-level database models, management systems and queries. This course will provide a range of classroom activities and teaching techniques to...

Assessment with no levelsNY703

"I have loved this course – most stimulating and worthwhile training I have ever done."Past participant This course is for teachers who are looking to lead their colleagues in embedding Assessment for Learning (AfL) practices in science. During the course you will explore strategies to make assessment purposeful and...

Crumble Robotics: Using lights, sensors and motors TY236

Crumble is a programmable board that is being used in KS2 and KS3 to create programmable computing and D&T projects. The board is controlled by blocks of code that combine to create programs, downloaded straight to the Crumble device. This course will give you a hands-on day of tuition that is suitable for both...

Enriching primary science through inspirational ideasNY045

Raising the Profile of Primary Science is an integral part of the role of the science coordinator. In some schools, the focus on maths and english is so great that science gets forgotten. Science enrichment activities are a great way to kick-start that enthusiasm again – and children will think you’re the best...

Technicians: making the most of data loggingNY624

Do you have data loggers that are not getting used, we will help you dust your data loggers off, plug them in and start them working. During the sessions we will explore how to use data loggers and make them effective pieces of equipment in your department. Together we will investigate up to date practicals across...

Developing subject knowledge for primary teachersNY029

This CPD opportunity will enable primary teachers to improve their own science subject knowledge. You will explore the big ideas in science and will be supported by expert teachers who have designed this course specifically for non-science specialists. This hands-on, minds-on course will improve your subject...

Improving subject and curriculum knowledge in…RP224

It is important to keep up-to-date with current science matters, including pure subject knowledge, topic specific developments and general pedagogical methods. These short modules will allow teachers of science to update and improve their subject knowledge and consider how best to support students in learning the...

Why children need to work scientifically and how they canRP107

Effective teaching of scientific enquiry is central to developing children's ideas, skills, knowledge and understanding in science. You will be able to implement strategies for planning, resourcing and organising a range of types of enquiry in order to improve children's outcomes.

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Upcoming CPD courses

New to A level biology

Are you new to teaching A level Biology? Do you have sound subject knowledge but want to strengthen your delivery...

Developing the role of the science subject leader

Good subject leadership has a positive impact on the quality of science teaching in primary schools. You will...

Developing the role of the science subject leader

Good subject leadership has a positive impact on the quality of science teaching in primary schools. You will...

Technicians supporting the new GCSEs - invitation only

With curriculum change at  A level and GCSE on the horizon presenting challenges for school science departments, it...

ITK awareness webinars for SLPs - Invitation only

A series of webinars providing awareness of the CPD Impact Toolkit aimed at Science Learning Partnerships and their...

Bursary support for CPD

Many of our CPD activities are supported by bursary funding for state funded schools and colleges in the UK.

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Popular CPD related resources

Active A-Level Mathematics

A collection of ideas from Susan Wall for use in the A-level mathematics classroom. The activities are written in a manner designed to engage student participation, promote discussion and enhance understanding. Each activity is accompanied by teacher notes suggesting how the task should be...

Wellcome Trust: Tree of life

Produced by the Wellcome Trust, these resources include an interactive evolutionary tree and a video of the Tree of Life. These materials will help students to find out more about the work of Charles Darwin and evolution. The resources contain:

Tree of life video: The...

Engineering chocolate

From EngineeringUK, this engaging poster looks at the food industry engineering careers involved in the production of chocolate. Short descriptions are given for the jobs of: chemical engineer, environmental engineer, packaging engineer and biochemical engineer.

Four lesson activities...

mathsticks

Mathsticks resources aim to make maths meaningful and have been trialled, adapted, tested and retested with children in the classroom. They are based on the need for children to be fully involved in their learning; to have fun, and to enjoy and achieve while developing their mathematical skills...

ExoMars Wall Chart

Produced by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), this colour wall chart describes ExoMars, the second European Space Agency (ESA) mission to visit Mars. ExoMars is part of a joint two-part mission funded by ESA and NASA. In 2016 the ESA-led mission will launch an orbiter and...

Python Pit

A series of practical programming resources that quickly extend Python programming skills. Most of the exercises are designed to run on the Raspberry Pi computer.