Home teaching and professional development for teachers

Support for teachersTo support teachers to continue educating young people while they are at home, we have developed a range of materials, including free resources, tips from our subject experts and professional development opportunities.

Activities for families: our Education Team has also recommended a selection of activities to support parents and carers with home learning.
If you need any help, our subject experts are available weekdays from 8:30 am to 4.30 pm via our webchat, which you can find on the bottom right-hand corner of all our web pages.
  • CPD
  • Free resources for home teaching
  • Remotely-delivered lessons for children
  • Activities for in-school delivery

Residential CPD

Professional development is important at every stage of your career and there is always room for growth especially in an ever-changing environment.
At the National STEM Learning Centre we have created a classroom environment in which you can receive intensive training as well as the chance to network and create action plans to take back to the classroom.

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Remote courses for teachersLive remote courses for teachers

A programme of free courses that can be accessed remotely, allowing you to continue your professional development wherever you are.
Each course is led by one of our accredited facilitators and delivered remotely across a series of short live sessions. In between, through structured tasks, you'll explore key resources, develop materials to share with colleagues and reflect on your own learning.

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STEM Learning online course calendar

Online courses for teachers

A range of free-to-access online courses, hosted on FutureLearn, for teachers at every stage of their career. You will have the opportunity to learn from leading experts and share ideas with thousands of other educators across the world.
Download the calendar to see what courses are on offer and when they are available to join.


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Featured online courses: Teaching for home learning

Whilst teaching remotely may be new, these two courses will help you to develop new online and offline teaching strategies for supporting learning at home and at a distance.

Resources for home teaching

Our subject experts have put together a selection of resources - all of which are completely free for everyone to access. Resources are organised into topic area and year group and include many opportunities for working scientifically at home.



Smartphone apps to help teach science and computing

To support and complement the learning of the most vulnerable children at home, we have put together a comprehensive list of apps available on Android or iOS to enable children to stay engaged with learning if they can't fully access all of the resources schools have set.​ Suitable for all ages and key stages.

Best evidence on supporting students to learn remotely

The EEF's rapid evidence assessment examines the existing research for approaches that schools could use, or are already using, to support pupils' learning while schools are closed due to COVID-19.

Remote lessons for children

To support home teaching, we are offering remotely-delivered, curriculum-linked computing and science lessons accompanied by live Q&A sessions with our subject experts.
This is a new initiative and more content is added on a regular basis.


Activities to support continuing in-school delivery

A selection of cross-curricular activities that can be used in school to engage young people of all ages. All of these resources can be adapted for use with individual students, small groups or mixed-age classes.

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Top tips for schools to help support your most disadvantaged children

Please find here a few tips to help you provide the best support to your most disadvantage children.

Home learning activities for families

A range of resources, activities and guidance to support parents and carers with home learning.