Featured CPD activities

Demo dayNY728

With British Science Week fast approaching now is the time to start thinking about the demonstrations you can use to engage your students in science. British science week runs from 9 to 18 March and as part of the week teachers and technicians are encouraged to perform demonstrations for students that highlight...

Teaching practical science: biologyNE707

There are only so many ways a student can look at an onion cell, so how do we engage students with biology practicals? It is essential that students studying biology are given the opportunity to practice and embed understanding of practical skills in preparation for assessment of their learning. This free online...

Teaching assistants in secondary mathematicsMY212

This is an essential course for teaching assistants who support learning in secondary mathematics. You may wish to develop your mathematical knowledge and/or improve how you support students in better understanding the mathematics.  In this course you will explore ways of working that support students’ progress in...

Lab design: planning science spacesNY211

Well-planned, imaginative and practical science spaces in schools and colleges can create outstanding learning environments for both students and teachers. This course can help heads of science, advisors, technicians and architects to create the best possible long lasting teaching and learning accommodation within...

Teaching object oriented programming (OOP) for A level computer scienceCY210

You will cover the concepts and philosophy behind the development of object oriented software computer programs. You will briefly compare the procedural and object oriented paradigms before covering the essential aspects of object orientated programming. The CPD will achieve its aims through a mixture of theory...

Autodesk design schoolTY234

Disruptive technology is changing the landscape of design, engineering and manufacturing. How ready are your students for the future of design and making? Autodesk and STEM Learning are working together to be disruptive in the classroom through a new Autodesk design school. Four days of CPD, split across two venues,...

Using design and technology to enhance english and mathematics in KS1 and KS2TY030

This is a two-day course designed for D&T subject leaders, classroom teachers and teaching assistants who wish to explore the use of design and technology as a vehicle to enhance children’s learning in english and maths. This is a two-day course designed for D&T subject leaders, classroom teachers and...

Teaching primary mathematics for new and recently qualified teachersMY006

"The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics," Paul Halmos. This activity is aimed at those teachers in the early stages of their careers who would like to develop their mathematics teaching. You will explore current good practice in mathematics, engage with practical resources to support learning in...

Strengthening practical work in chemistryRP202

Research evidence indicates that practical learning improves student motivation, attainment and overall school performance. Through hands-on activities you will undertake new and established strategies and practical techniques to make students' learning more effective.

Primary conferenceRP124

Our primary conferences always provide outstanding learning opportunities linked to topical developments in primary science teaching along side time to talk and share ideas with other primary practitioners. Please see each entry for more detail of the focus in your locality.  

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Upcoming CPD courses

Creating a buzz and raising the profile of British Science Week (Broadstairs)

This action packed course will leave you full of practical ideas to enrich primary science in your school. You will...

Literacy for examinations: TSS Frome College (invitation only)

We will support you in responding to the increased literacy demands of the National Curriculum. Throughout this...

Oxfordshire Primary Science Subject leaders’ network

This is a local network meeting facilitated by local teachers to share good practice.

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Royal society of chemistry support sessions for secondary teachers

This CPD is provided in partnership by Science Learning Partnership Cornwall, Cornwall Teaching School and...

A sense of chemistry

Chemistry can be defined as the study of matter and how that matter can undergo change. Explore the...

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

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...