Featured CPD activities

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 science conferenceNY007

"A wonderful day full of ideas, suggestions and activities to do with children and colleagues. I feel totally inspired."Past participant "Full of lots of inspirational ideas for the classroom to make science fun."Past participant Over one day it will bring together primary teachers, science subject leaders and...

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...

An introduction to core mathsMY507

Core Maths is the new Level 3 qualification for students who achieved at least a Grade 4 (formerly a Grade C) in GCSE mathematics and wish to develop their practical skills so they may apply these in work, study or everyday life. Core Maths is about students doing meaningful mathematical problems to increase their...

Technicians supporting A level physicsNY617

A level Physics can often be seen as dry and dusty, this course will explore new equipment, old equipment and creative ways for making physics the exciting practical science it should be. The course has been designed to bring together a large range of effective practical ideas that link into the current...

Plants: growing your primary science curriculum year 1 to year 6NY019

The National STEM Learning Centre (NSLC) has joined forces with The RHS Campaign for School Gardening to create this new, two day residential course where we aim to provide you with the skills and knowledge to use plant science confidently throughout key stages 1 and 2. Be inspired with curriculum linked projects to...

Hands-on robotics for key stage 2 with the Crumble ControllerTY029

Aimed at primary teachers who want to bring robotics into their lessons, the Crumble Controller is an exciting piece of computing equipment that’s being used in key stage 2 to create hands-on robotics projects in computing, science and design and technology. Come and try out the Crumble for yourself; make lights...

Computing across the primary curriculumCY016

Although it was rewritten in 2013 there is a misconception that the computing curriculum is solely about programming, computer science and online safety. The attainment targets in KS1 and KS2 make it clear that children are expected to use and apply a range of technology effectively to collect, analyse, present,...

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

Adestra training ** invitation only **

Find out how to use the new email marketing tool, Adestra. We will run through how the accounts are set up, how to...

Practical genetics for technicians

 Genetics is one area of biology that could have the biggest impact on us in the future and it's an integral...

Teaching practical science: biology

Online Course, There are only so many ways a student can look at an onion cell, so how do we engage students...

Triple Science: Physics - Heritage Only

This course is intended for teachers that have experience of teaching physics at 14 - 16 and would benefit...

Greater Bristol Technician Network - day one

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

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Popular CPD related resources

Louis Pasteur

Marvellous Microbes I: the Pasteurs

These materials, from the Society for General Microbiology (SGM) 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.

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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...