Featured CPD activities

Help! How do I lead primary science?NY069

If you need help raising the profile of science in your school then this is the course for you. Whether you are new to the role of science subject leader or have been the leader for a couple of years you will be supported to bring about change at a whole school level. You will receive guidance, advice and support to...

Practical ideas for teaching biology: animals, humans and habitats: year 1 to year 6NY067

Classifying, exploring habitats, understanding human biology and much more are explored in this practical subject knowledge based course. You will develop your own subject knowledge to ensure pupils develop the key foundation knowledge for each stage of the primary curriculum. Through the exploration of pupil...

NQT Weekend: Boosting your teaching- practical scienceNY301

Your first year of teaching can be challenging. Reinvigorate yourself with one of our weekend courses to boost your teaching. This weekend focuses on practical science - explore effective ways to approach all the core GCSE practicals across chemistry, physics and biology, as well as developing good practical...

Chemistry for non-specialistsNY243

This course is designed to provide teachers with the confidence, flair and enthusiasm to teach chemistry at Key Stages 3 and 4. It is specifically aimed at those who are not chemistry specialists. The five day course is split into a 3 day and a 2 day residential period, based in York. The course covers a wide range...

Using manipulatives to enhance understanding in secondary mathematicsMY210

Encourage active learning in secondary mathematics lessons with the use of manipulatives. Manipulatives - or “objects to think with - include counters, interlocking cubes, Cuisenaire rods and tiles etc. Research suggests that their use is beneficial to mathematical understanding, and can help students with retention...

Teaching primary science: humans in spaceNE002

This course is available for free to SEQM participants with a valid voucher code. Learn online the context of human spaceflight provides an engaging way for learning STEM subjects. There are many topics in the primary science curriculum where you can use the theme of space to engage pupils. For example, designing an...

Maths subject knowledge: proportional reasoningNE204

Proportional reasoning, and the use of ratios, is required across different areas of the mathematics curriculum. It is essential to many areas of science and technology and is used in a range of real-world situations in both life and work. On this self-paced, online subject knowledge course, we explore a number of...

Developing knowledge and practical skills for design and technology GCSETY242

Would you like to increase your confidence in teaching new or unfamiliar design and technology content? Are you looking for ways of engaging students in content not traditionally taught in your material area? This two day course will help you develop the practical skills and knowledge to deliver the design and...

Strengthening practical work in biologyRP200

We will explore strategies for teaching topics across the biology curriculum and develop an understanding of how practical work can be made more relevant and effective. There will be hands-on opportunities to explore interesting and creative approaches to new and familiar practical techniques using a range of...

Supermarket scienceRP125

This practical CPD for primary school teachers will provide you with a bank easy to use ideas that you can take away with you to enable your pupils to conduct experiments and have fun. Hands-on experience promotes curiosity and engagement and provides opportunities for the discussion and questioning which develop...

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Upcoming CPD courses

INVITE ONLY - Narrowing the gap in attainment for girls, middle and lower attainers

Looking to improve students’ performance? This CPD will enable you to consider a range of key strategies to...

TSSP Bespoke support: Chemistry for non-specialists. Invitation only*

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

Object-oriented Programming in Python: Create Your Own Adventure Game

Learn object-oriented programming principles by creating your own text-based adventure game in Python....

Fabrication skills

Fabrication Skills is the second part of a modular course focusing on developing practical skills. These...

Triple Science consultancy

This gives supported schools the opportunity to request additional support with an adviser beyond their...

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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...