Featured CPD activities

Greenfoot CampCY222

Greenfoot is widely used in education as an introduction to Object Oriented Programming (OOP) using the Java language. Developed in the UK, it has become a core requirement of some GCSE specifications, while remaining an attractive option for others. Greenfoot is also useful for introducing OOP at A level. This...

National technicians conferenceNY609

The National Technicians Conference is run in partnership with the Association for Science Education (ASE). Last year’s conference attracted over 150 technicians to this inspiring and popular event. The programme offered a wide variety of relevant workshops and lectures. "This is my third year and this has been the...

Using 3D printers creatively in KS3 and KS4 design and technologyTY214

Whether you have a 3D printer or are looking at buying one, this course will provide you with ideas, support and resources to make 3D printing part of your design and technology lessons. “My confidence in using 3D printers has developed hugely and I feel that I am now armed with the necessary skills and confidence to...

Practical plant science and ecology for secondary schoolsNY260

Plant science and ecology can often be a frustrating topic with a perceived lack of activities and practicals that work. This 3 day course in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society, will allow teachers and technicians to explore a diverse range of engaging activities and practicals to put into their schemes...

Teaching for deep understanding in A level mathematicsMY501

Are you a teacher of A level mathematics who wishes to reflect on their A level teaching in preparation for the new curriculum? Explore subject pedagogical knowledge in order to develop confidence to teach for understanding and engagement. Discuss the impact of previous professional development and reflect on the...

New to teaching design and technologyTY246

Are you in your first teaching post and looking for new ideas for the coming year? Have you just completed your training year and would like to spend time developing your subject knowledge? Designed specifically for those fresh into teaching, this three day training course combines hands-on workshops delivered by...

Computing conference CY707

This year's CAS regional conference has something for every teacher of computing, with dedicated streams for primary and secondary teachers. For the first time we will focus, too, on inclusion in association with CAS #Include. We hope to bring you these and much more besides, presented by knowledgeable Master...

Primary mathematics conferenceMY007

Explore ways of developing fluency, reasoning and problem solving across the mathematics curriculum to support the development of mastery. Find out how to create a culture in school where all children enjoy rich mathematical experiences, learn more about the Maths Hubs projects and how teaching approaches from...

Improving progress in scienceRP213

Effective tracking enables you to shape your approach to maximise student attainment. During this course you will learn a variety of strategies to track and improve students' progress, by developing an increased understanding of how to use data, this will enable you to track progress more effectively and improve...

Mathematics in science teachingRP210

There is an increased mathematical demand in science and a greater understanding is necessary to accelerate learning and raise attainment for science GCSE's. This course explores the typical weaknesses in mathematics that hinder students' ability to understand and solve scientific problems. It will give teachers an...

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Upcoming CPD courses

Engineering GCSE: getting to grips with the engineering, mathematics and science subject content

Designed to support teachers who are delivering or planning to deliver GCSE Engineering.

Sessions...

L1-3 at GCSE - Bemrose Day 1

Within schools there are likely to be students for whom appropriate outcomes at the end of Key Stage 4 in...

Teaching practical science: chemistry

Go beyond ‘recipe following’ and use practical work in chemistry to support explanation of theory. It is...

TS Bespoke support: chemistry. Droylsden Academy only.

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

Needs analysis: Primary

Bespoke consultancy, generally carried out on a one-to-one basis, with a focus on development needs for the school...

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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...