Courses / CPD for Teachers

Last updated 1 July 2018

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Secondary school competitionStimulating Physics Network

Stimulating Physics Network.pngDo you teach physics at a maintained school in Wales? If so you might be interested in the Institute of Physics free programme of support, the Stimulating Physics Network.

Our Stimulating Physics Network works with partner schools across Wales to support teachers and students of physics. Our professional Teaching and Learning Coaches can tailor the support to each school and its needs. The programme is particularly suitable for newly qualified teachers or non-specialists who are teaching physics.

If you are interested in this opportunity or have any questions about the programme please email Abigail Ashton or David Cunnah We are currently recruiting schools for the 2016/2017 school year.

Primary school competitionSecondary school competitionInto Film’s training offer

Into Film’s bilingual programme offers a range of strategies that support teachers and group leaders in achieving effective, memorable learning through and about film. We specialise in training teachers in raising literacy attainment through film and film as a tool for curricular attainment via filmmaking and animation activities. Over the next few weeks, we have sessions coming up in all regions of Wales, from Bangor to Blaenau Gwent. Find out more and book your place for free today.

Learn about how other schools have used Into Film’s CPD sessions to inspire and engage students here.

Primary school competitionSecondary school competitionRolls-Royce Science Prize

The Rolls-Royce Science Prize is an annual awards programme that helps teachers implement science or maths teaching ideas in their schools and colleges. You can enter the competition through two routes.

  • You can attend an ENTHUSE funded CPD at the National STEM Learning Centre, York. The action plan you prepare as part of your course can be submitted for the Science Prize.
  • If you are unable to attend a course at the National STEM Learning Centre you can enter the Science Prize through one of the regional Science Learning Partnerships. Find out how to enter here.

Secondary school competitionConnecting Classrooms course: Teaching critical thinking and problem solving

Connecting Classrooms is offering a new course for teachers in Wales to develop their practice in relation to teaching the core skills of critical thinking and problem solving. The training package helps teachers anticipate changes to the Welsh curriculum by following the recommendation in Successful Futures to embed the Wider Skills across all Key Stages. Book places here.

Primary school competitionSecondary school competitionPlacements for STEM teachers

STEM Insight organises placements for STEM teachers with employers and universities. Financial support is available for teachers from state maintained schools to allow them to participate in the scheme. An ENTHUSE bursary will help schools cover the costs.

Primary school competitionSecondary school competitionBe Free Range

Be Free Range takes learning outside the classroom to a new level. Offering residential or day-long courses, it aims to inspire students in sustainability and environmental action through combining outdoor education with adventure sports.

The team (which includes a STEM Ambassador) offers courses covering a range of national curriculum subjects (aimed at KS2 and above) on topics such as biodiversity, waste, energy and transport, all based from a farm in Pembrokeshire. Activities include surfing, kayaking, helping care for farm animals, conducting wildlife surveys, creating new products from rubbish, fishing and foraging. More information about courses here.

Primary school competitionSecondary school competitionEarth Science Education Unit

The Earth Science Education Unit (ESEU) offers a range of ‘no fee teacher CPD’ interactive workshops which aim to inspire confidence, motivate teachers and students in teaching Earth Science. For more details go to or contact

Primary school competitionPrimary Engineer

Design and Technology for primary teachers delivered through Primary Liaison incorporating the practical application of science, mathematics, literacy and ICT. For more details of courses go to

Secondary school competitionThe Institute of Physics email discussion

The IoP has launched an email discussion list for all physics outreach/school liaison staff. The aim of this list is to allow contributors to share experiences, discuss issues in the area of schools outreach and to keep up-to-date with events and resources to support your work. Sign up on


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