CPD courses

CPD courses to upskill teachers and school staff

Flexible, online learning providing award-winning teaching techniques, practices and resources

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CPD courses to upskill teachers and school staff

How our CPD can help your school:

  • Increase you staffs' confidence in planning and delivering lessons
  • Provide new teaching resources, ideas and techniques
  • Improve expertise and knowledge
  • Create positive environments at your school

100% online learning

Our flexible, 100% online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses cover innovative teaching techniques, practices and resources. 

Each course encourages peer-to-peer learning and allows your staff to fit learning around their existing commitments within your school.

The courses are split into bite-sized sessions and delivered through our award-winning platform. Each course uses gamification where learners can score points for engaging with the course content and other teachers, creating an interactive and reflective environment for learning.

 

Outstanding Teaching

  • Cost: £50 (plus VAT*)
  • Course length: 8 hours
  • Level: All teachers

In this online professional development course, popular classroom teacher, Mike Gershon, offers practical advice on techniques designed to teach any educator how to be an outstanding teacher. This programme is a social, flexible and affordable online teaching course that helps teachers transform their teaching from ordinary to outstanding, improving results school-wide. It also offers opportunities for teachers to reflect and look at their work in a different light. 

This programme is designed to help school leaders keep teachers in the classroom while maintaining an outstanding level of teaching.

It can help your staff to:

  • Gain practical advice on techniques to help their teaching to become outstanding while remaining at your school
  • Develop and progress in their career while feeling valued 
  • Engage in peer-to-peer interaction and receive tutor feedback 

Lessons in Behaviour Management

  • Cost: £66.66 (plus VAT*)
  • Course length: 8 hours
  • Level: Entry level teachers

Help your teachers to tackle classroom disruption and create high-quality learning environments with our behaviour management CPD course designed by Tom Bennett, the government advisor on classroom behaviour.

This course explores classroom management techniques and strategies to help your teachers learn how to deal with some of the most common classroom problems so they can create an environment where children are free to learn. They will get online access to a range of videos, articles, presentations and animations focusing on particular aspects of behaviour management tied together through peer-to-peer discussion threads.

It can help your staff to:

  • Deal with common behaviour management problems including lateness, low-level disruption and major confrontations
  • Delve into the psychology of behaviour management
  • Discover strategies for running a classroom ensuring pupils get the most from their lessons

Better Voice for Teachers (part one and two)

  • Cost: £33.33 (plus VAT*) each
  • Course length: 4 hours
  • Level: All teachers

Better Voice for Teachers is a dynamic, easy-to-follow online course specially designed to enhance the capabilities of your teachers' speaking voices. Using a voice technique that has been helping speakers and singers for over one hundred years, the course will enable teachers to speak clearly, confidently and authoritatively, to be heard without shouting, and to use their voice continuously and effectively without any strain.

The course is divided into two parts. Part one introduces the better voice technique and its beneficial use in day-to-day teaching life. Part two builds on that foundation to discover their voice’s previously unrevealed potential.  

It can help your staff to:

  • Use their voice more clearly, confidently and authoritatively
  • Use their voice continuously and effectively without any strain
  • Hold pupils' attention and manage classrooms better
  • Gain a strong advantage in behaviour management and classroom presentation

Physics

  • Cost: £50 (plus VAT*)
  • Course length: 8 hours
  • Level: Secondary teachers

In this practical physics course, your teachers will explore ways to teach physics, learn activities to use in the classroom and discover the means and methods to inspire their students.

Course leader Adam Little, who has worked as a professional development leader at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, teaches the techniques and methods behind the new science curriculum. Science teachers will be given the skills to help build on what children observe in the natural world, helping foster the skills and mind-sets behind scientific learning. 

It can help your staff to:

  • Know the precise goals of the new science curriculum
  • Gain the tools to engage students with the new physics GCSE
  • Refresh their health and safety knowledge associated with practical work at KS4
  • Provide pupils with up to date and accurate next steps for associated careers in science and STEM

Effective Use of Teaching Assistants

  • Cost: FREE
  • Course length: 6-8 hours
  • Level: Senior leaders

Based on the Education Endowment Foundation’s (EEF) guidance report Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants this free online CPD course is aimed at school leaders and will help you to transform the working lives of your TAs. It's designed to provide you with training material to support teaching assistant deployment and practice in your school.

The course uses a variety of tools and platforms to bring the EEF guidance report to life – from text to video and interactive material.

It can help you to:

  • Understand how to make the best use of TAs
  • Learn how deployment can transform the preparation and practice of TAs
  • Identify strategies to overcome and avoid key obstacles to change
  • Discover ways to create TA development teams
  • Understand how TA best practice can help all areas of school life

Education for Sustainable Development

  • Cost: FREE
  • Course length: 6-8 hours
  • Level: Primary teachers

We've partnered with WWF – the world’s leading independent conservation organisation – to create this free course for primary leaders and teachers who want to embrace environmental sustainability and explore how they can develop a whole school approach to education for sustainable development (ESD). 

ESD is about developing an understanding of the world we live in and being able to explore the issues that affect us, both locally and globally. It’s about fostering children’s natural curiosity and encouraging them to make connections and recognise relationships, trends and patterns in our increasingly complex world. 

It can help your staff to:

  • Develop an understanding of ESD and why it’s important that sustainability becomes an integral part of teaching and learning
  • Discover a wide range of strategies, activities and ideas that can be used to develop ESD in your school
  • Explore how to teach ESD through the curriculum

Embedding Employability Skills in the Curriculum

  • Cost: FREE
  • Course length: 6-8 hours
  • Level: Secondary teachers

We’ve partnered with LifeSkills to create a course for secondary school teachers and leaders to help them raise the confidence, aspirations and motivations of young people making the move from education into work. 

The course will help your teachers and leaders in supporting young people with employability skills such as CV writing, interview skills, problem solving, adaptability, creativity, resilience, proactivity, communication and leadership.  It focuses on the key role school staff can play in helping students to develop the core skills, knowledge and understanding they need for the workplace.

It can help your staff to:

  • Develop an understanding of the core transferable skills young people need to be better prepared for the future workplace
  • Include employability skills into lesson planning 
  • Review and reflect upon the existing employability provision in your school and how effective it is

Schools recommend us

The makeup of the sessions encourages discussion and interaction and it's been useful to compare the feedback of our teachers, with other teachers on the forum. 

Ian Vallance
Deputy headteacher
Luckley House School, UK

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