Tes Develop

Professional studies

A package of over 50 online courses covering everything your staff need to improve their classroom practice and develop critical thinking skills.

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Professional studies

Improve teaching practice at your school

Our professional studies package offers up to 150 hours of learning and covers a wide range of professional studies needs including planning, assessment and behaviour for learning, marking and feedback, teaching inclusively – including those who have English as a second language – and cognitive development.

What's included in this package?

20 hours of learning

Planning for learning

A collection of courses that focus on lesson preparation including: curriculum alignment, taking prior attainment into account, feeding in Assessment for Learning to support, stretch and challenge students, making use of teaching assistants, and how to prepare and plan for inquiry based learning.

Suitable for:

  • Trainee teachers and newly qualified teachers
  • UK schools, British Schools Overseas and international schools following a dual curriculum which includes IB or English national curriculum
  • Primary and secondary
17 hours of learning

Assessment for Learning (AfL)

A collection of courses that explore formative and summative assessment approaches and strategies including: how to assess progress in the classroom and set targets for pupils’ improvement, understanding pupil progress expectations, recognising who is struggling and how to intervene, using external examiners reports to update planning and expectations, and ideas for planning, provision and giving feedback for early years.

Suitable for:

  • Teaching assistants, trainee teachers, newly qualified teachers and early career teachers
  • UK schools, British Schools Overseas and international schools following a dual curriculum which includes IB or English national curriculum
  • Early years, primary and secondary
5 hours of learning

Behaviour for learning

A collection of courses that explore the basics of behaviour management covering basic rules to reinforce positive behaviour and clearly outline expectations, and consequences and sanctions which work best for most children in a Western context.

Suitable for:

  • Trainee teachers and newly qualified teachers
  • UK schools and international schools in the Western world
  • Primary and secondary
36 hours of learning

Teaching inclusively

A collection of courses that explore effective strategies to create an inclusive environment that meets the needs of all children including SEN, ESL/EAL students, and how to adapt teaching appropriately to ensure that all students are considered and catered for in the classroom.

Suitable for:

  • Teaching assistants, newly qualified teachers and early career teachers
  • UK schools, British Schools Overseas and international schools following a dual curriculum that includes IB or English national curriculum
  • Early years, primary and secondary
12 hours of learning

Marking and feedback

A collection of courses that explore the purpose of marking, the importance of consistent marking across a school and how students can be involved in the marking and feedback process.

Courses also include tips on reducing teacher workload to meet the new ITT Core Content expectations for UK schools, and, for international schools, understanding parents’ expectations in terms of grades and feedback.

Suitable for:

  • Trainee teachers, newly qualified teachers and early career teachers
  • UK schools, British Schools Overseas and international schools following a dual curriculum that includes IB or English national curriculum
  • Primary and secondary
8.5 hours of learning

Being a reflective practitioner

A collection of courses that look at the purpose of being a reflective practitioner and how this can support the evaluation of teaching and learning to facilitate professional development.

Suitable for:

  • Trainee teachers, newly qualified teachers and early career teachers
  • UK schools, British Schools Overseas and international schools following a dual curriculum which includes IB or English national curriculum
  • Primary and secondary
2 hours of learning

Motivating learners

Two courses that look at learner motivation strategies including extrinsic vs intrinsic motivation, and making learning relevant and purposeful – with activity ideas and games.

Suitable for:

  • Teaching assistants, trainee teachers, newly qualified teachers and early career teachers
  • UK schools, British Schools Overseas and international schools following a dual curriculum which includes IB or English national curriculum
  • Primary and secondary
26 hours of learning

Cognitive development

A collection of courses that explore cognitive development theories of learning and active research, and theories of child development including the importance of play and how it relates to effective learning and development for early years.

Suitable for:

  • Trainee teachers, newly qualified teachers and early career teachers
  • UK schools, British Schools Overseas and international schools
  • Early years, primary and secondary
28 hours of learning

Wellbeing

A collection of courses focused on student and teacher wellbeing that include a range of theories and approaches to effective early years practice, Sustained Shared Thinking (SST) in practice, the role of the form tutor to support the pastoral and academic needs of students, effective partnerships with parents, and managing difficult conversations.

Suitable for:

  • Trainee teachers, newly qualified teachers and early career teachers
  • UK schools, British Schools Overseas and international schools
  • Early years, primary and secondary
6 hours or learning

Learning technologies

A collection of courses including: blended learning best practice, how to encourage learners to prepare for classroom teaching using a flipped classroom approach and exploring what is best done online and in the classroom to maximise and support learning, strategies and best practice for teaching a class partly at home and partly in the classroom, how to teach applied subjects remotely, and how to motivate students to work online independently and collaboratively to prepare for classroom practice.

Suitable for:

  • Newly qualified teachers and early career teachers
  • UK schools, British Schools Overseas and international schools
  • Primary and secondary

Online whole-school CPD

Through our online platform Tes Develop, your staff will have access to a wide range of CPD, hosted on a purpose built online learning environment that makes it easy to access and manage staff development and training across your school.

Subscribing to the Tes Develop professional studies package will give all of your staff unlimited access to all the courses within the package and any new ones added during the year. 

Study plans allow you to assign mandatory training to your teachers and they can also search the library of courses and choose their own. Certificates are generated for every completed course, providing your staff with evidence of their learning.

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