Featured CPD activities

Enhancing your STEM curriculum through design and technologyTY245

Are you a teacher looking to bring more STEM activities into design and technology? Or are you running a STEM club in design and technology and looking for more ideas? This CPD is vital for any design and technology specialist looking to make their department a hub for STEM. “I believe that the way the courses are...

GCSE computer science theory - teaching the tough topicsCY239

Some computer science theory is perceived to be hard to learn, and hard to teach. We'll tackle this preconception head on and equip you with powerful ways to help your students reach their highest potential in exams. Experienced and successful lead teachers of computer science will share their tips for teaching:...

KS3 science for non-scientistsNY285

Are you teaching KS3 science for the first time? Would you like to understand the misconceptions students have, and how best to address them? This course has been designed to focus on the key principals needed to teach science effectively through the use of stimulating practical activities and demonstrations. We will...

Leading and developing excellence in KS1 primary scienceNY055

Develop confidence in leading and teaching an outstanding KS1 primary science curriculum.  Reinforce your own subject knowledge and learn how to tackle children’s common misconceptions. The two days will be spent exploring ways of bringing the KS1 curriculum to life through practical approaches to deliver subject...

Teaching assistants in secondary mathematicsMY212

“I can't wait to take the ideas and passion you've instilled in me back to my students." - Past participant This course is designed for support staff working with secondary students in mathematics who wish to develop their mathematical knowledge and enhance the support currently given to students. Explore ways of...

New and aspiring leaders of mathematicsMY200

"The course has been brilliant. I have been able to identify the root of my frustrations and identify my own strengths and weaknesses, as well as reflect on others within my department. In doing this I will now be able to return and move forward in a positive and motivational way. Leading others and the department...

Practical ideas for teaching physics: year 1 to year 6NY063

From seasons to machines and magnets to space this two-day course will explore engaging, hands-on teaching opportunities to develop pupils’ subject knowledge in physics. You will develop your own subject knowledge to ensure pupils develop the key foundation knowledge for each stage of the primary curriculum. Through...

Key stage 3 computing for non-specialistsCY253

Suitable for teachers with little or no experience of teaching computing, this CPD will help you develop a solid base of subject knowledge and raise your confidence. It will Introduce the principles of 'computational thinking' using 'unplugged' teaching and learning strategies. You will develop a better understanding...

Working scientifically in the primary curriculum - pupil led investigationsRP108

Pupils are enthused and motivated when they are involved in planning their own enquiries and when they can see the relevance of them to their everyday life. You will explore a range of techniques to draw out their ideas and develop strategies to inspire and incorporate these ideas into your science lessons.

Delivering the latest science curriculumRP223

This course will support science teachers in implementing the latest curriculum and tackle any issues that may arise. You will also consider how to audit and adapt existing schemes of learning to accommodate the changes.

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Upcoming CPD courses

Technician network - Cheshire East

With recent changes to the science curriculum now embedded in most schools and colleges, challenges still...

The Home straight: Securing the grades - supporting science in the new 1-9 GCSEs

With the first examination of the new 9 to 1 graded science GCSEs in June 2018, the...

Brindishe Lee Subject leaders’ network

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

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GCSE food preparation and nutrition: teaching food science

Find practical examples to support your delivery of the science content of the Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE...

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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...