Featured CPD activities

Technicians supporting biology: 11-16NY604

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

New to A level physics NY252

Are you teaching A-level for the first time, or do you want to strengthen your delivery to provide a stimulating and challenging learning experience for your students? With recent changes to the A-level specification now is an ideal time to develop your schemes of learning and integrate inspiring and engaging...

New to A level biologyNY250

Are you new to teaching A level Biology? Do you have sound subject knowledge but want to strengthen your delivery to provide a stimulating and challenging learning experience for your students? Biology is a fast changing subject which involves the teaching of ethically sensitive subjects. Through the development of...

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,...

Established heads of science: strategic leadership of your teamNY257

Have you been leading a Science department for a while and want to move them to Outstanding. Do you want to develop skills to meet the challenges of addressing the changes in expectations? This course will develop further your skills in the following areas: strategic leadership and management leading teams and change...

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,...

Mathematics for A level computer scienceCY211

The mathematics of computer science A level is formidable. This course will help teachers, whether they are new to teaching at this level or have a depth of experience, to effectively use tried and tested teaching methods. From the fundamentals of number bases and units of information, through to Boolean algebra,...

Power ups, extra lives and zombies – enriching the KS2 curriculum through games creationCY005

The vast majority of children use a range of technology and play online games daily without understanding how this incredible technology works. This course will guide you through the coding elements of the KS2 Computing Curriculum, giving you ‘hands on’ opportunities to experience a variety of programming skills...

Creating a buzz and raising the profile of science in your schoolRP117

This action packed course will leave you full of practical ideas to enrich primary science in your school. You will be inspired to enthuse your pupils about the thrill of scientific ideas and science enquiry.

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...

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Upcoming CPD courses

Safety in microbiology for schools

Rated by the Scottish Qualification Authority within the Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework, 'Safety in...

Working scientifically in the new primary curriculum and Curriculum Planning *invite only*

Effective teaching of scientific enquiry is central to developing children's ideas, skills, knowledge and...

Working scientifically in the new primary curriculum *Invitation only*

Effective teaching of scientific enquiry is central to developing children's ideas, skills, knowledge and...

Working scientifically

Effective teaching of scientific enquiry is central to developing children's ideas, skills, knowledge and...

Working Scientifically Bespoke Support - Windwhistle Primary

Effective teaching of scientific enquiry is central to developing children's ideas, skills, knowledge and...

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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

Improving literacy and numeracy skills in science

Literacy and numeracy across the curriculum has been an area of development in education for some time. There are several existing whole school literacy and numeracy intervention projects available as well as science specific resources and teacher CPD activities...

Merlin

Merlin is an Excel add-in developed to enable students to draw statistical diagrams and to perform a number of statistical tests. The add-in was written to support the statistical elements of the biology advanced level curriculum but will also have applications in mathematics and other subjects...

Institute of Physics: Teaching Advanced Physics

These resources are from the Institute of Physics and sponsored by Gatsby Technical Education Projects. They contain detailed ideas and resources for teaching physics to students aged 16-19. The resources aim to help those new to teaching this age group. They assume only limited access to...

OCR A level chemistry: practical skills handbook

A practical skills handbook to accompany the OCR Practical Endorsement for OCR A level chemistry (H033/H433), incorporating supporting material for teachers and students, covering practical skills requirements, practical skills assessed in the written exam, practical skills assessed in the...

Computational Thinking Approaches

Five guides for teachers that help them develop classroom practice to encourage computational thinking. The approaches covered include:

*Tinkering - trying things out

*Creating - planning, making and evaluating things

*Debugging - finding out why things don't happen...

Stimulating Physics: On-line Networking

This video clip illustrates the experience of mentors and school students ('mentees') who took part in online mentoring scheme created by the Institute of Physics and delivered together with The Brightside Trust.  The scheme allows school students...