Featured CPD activities

Developing an outstanding primary science curriculumNY044

With an increased focus from Ofsted on curriculum design, primary schools all over the country are taking time out to rethink their own approaches to curriculum and assessment. This course will give you either a starting point or springboard for developing a primary science curriculum that best meets the needs of your...

Technicians supporting biologyNY604

Biology can often be seen as the science subject with few practicals that are engaging and work successfully. On this comprehensive course we will change that perception through a diverse range of practicals developed by ourselves and others, which will highlight that biology can be taught through exciting and...

Back to school: Leading primary scienceRX005

On returning to school pupils may have missed some core learning which will require the long-term curriculum map to be adjusted in the short-term. This course supports subject leaders to clearly define the curriculum across the school and enable them to effectively support teachers, implementing it successfully in the...

Technicians : Maintaining your prep roomRX022

Maintaining a science prep room can pose a number of challenges. Explore strategies to organise your prep room in an efficient way to maximise the operational side of delivering practical science lessons. You will look at ways to streamline practical requestions as well as how to document inventories and safety...

Reaching for grade 9 in scienceNY270

Grade 9 GCSEs will be a challenge for even top ability students to reach. Pushing the demand beyond the current A* requires stretching students and embedding a much deeper understanding of the science content and context.This course will enable you to support your students in:high quality practicals tackling the...

Developing the established primary science leaderNY003

If you have been a primary science subject leader for three years or more, this course will give you the strategies and support to help you move science forward in your school.  You will explore current best practice and identify ways of implementing this in your school. You will be able to extend your teaching...

Technicians: Health and SafetyRX023

Technicians are at the heart of every science department, playing a crucial role in supporting effective practical work. With this comes a role in ensuring that the department is safe.  Develop a good foundation for carrying out effective health and safety, to support you in your job, but also to support teachers...

Leading and developing primary science expertiseNY062

Are you a new or recently established primary science leader? Would you like to know how to support pupils learning in science? If so this is the course for you!This innovative course combines the development of primary science expertise with the strategies to effectively lead science in your school. Through...

Physics for non-specialistsNY201

Are you teaching KS3 or KS4 Physics 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 physics effectively through the use of stimulating practical activities and...

Leading assessment, moderation and tracking in primary scienceNY032

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to assessment. However this course will give primary subject leaders and teachers the opportunity to explore best practice in primary science assessment and a chance to investigate the resources that are available in the wider educational world. This course is ideal for...

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Upcoming CPD courses

UPGRADE OFFER: Teaching biology: inspiring students with plant science

Online course to develop the way you use plants to teach across the secondary biology curriculum....

Primary programming and algorithms - remote

Overview

Programming and algorithms are fundamental to the primary computing curriculum. Algorithms are...

UPGRADE OFFER: Teaching for home learning: primary science

Online course. Primary school science teaching often involves sparking students’ imagination...

Physics for non-specialists

If you have been asked to teach physics and it is outside your specialist area, this course is for you.

It...

Python programming: working with data - face to face

Overview

As you progress beyond the basics of Python programming...

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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...