Professional Development for Teachers

Free online professional development webinars for secondary educators

Secondary Professional Development Webinars

Free online professional development webinars for secondary educators

We have a range of digital webinars to help you continue your professional development online. Below, you can find links to recordings of previously-held webinars, as well as register your interest for upcoming sessions. Our recorded webinars are available to watch on demand via Brainshark and you will receive a certificate after watching each one. Perfect CPD for your department/team meetings and training days.

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Watch our recent English, Maths and Science webinars

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Reclaiming English: Why now is the time for genuine curriculum conversations

Sam Gibbs explores the challenges and opportunities in creating a powerful, knowledge-rich, concept-led English curriculum. At the heart of this approach are genuine curriculum conversations, where teachers work collaboratively to develop their thinking and pedagogy.

Craig Barton

High expectations and curriculum coherence in the maths classroom

Craig Barton, Head of Education at Eedi and Series Editor of Oxford Smart Mosaic, discusses two pillars that underpin the Oxford Smart curriculum: High Expectations and Coherence. He shares some of the brand-new materials our expert team of teacher authors have created for Oxford Smart Mosaic, demonstrating how they provide all students with challenge, as well as illustrating what a beautifully connected subject mathematics is.

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Engaging every learner: identity and the science classroom

Every student needs to feel valued in order to succeed. Genevieve Bent and Lynda Charlesworth join Lamorna Newcome to discuss the importance of identity in engaging students in their learning, and the impact of the strategies they are using in the science classroom.

Watch our recent webinar with Mary Myatt

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Ambition for All

Mary Myatt explores:

• The rationale for an ambitious curriculum

• How can we help our students know more and remember more?

• The power of curiosity, concepts and narrative

Watch our recent SEND Webinar

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What's new in the world of SEND

Lorraine Petersen shares some of the recent developments in relation to SEND, looking at some of the proposals from the SEND Green Paper, the current funding issues in schools, and how we can best support those pupils with SEND and mental health needs at this current time.

Watch subject specific webinars with secondary experts

Notting Hill: Teaching the Edexcel Migrants in Britain Historic Environment

Aaron Wilkes examines key features of Notting Hill and explores strategies that will help your students see the site's relationship to historical events and developments. Aaron is joined by Lindsay Bruce, co-author of Oxford University Press’ new Migrants In Britain book, who offers practical advice for teaching the topic, including step-by-step strategies to help students to achieve exam success.

Sheffield Manor Lodge: Teaching the AQA Historic Environment 2023

Aaron Wilkes examines key features of the site and explores strategies that will help your students see the site's relationship to historical events and developments. This webinar, in association with AQA and Sheffield Manor Lodge, is designed to help you teach Elizabethan England HE 2023.

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Preparing to teach the new Religious Education Curriculum Directory (RECD)

Andy Lewis, practising teacher and Series Editor of Source to Summit, provides an overview of the new RECD and shares tips from the OUP author team on how they have been successfully translating this curriculum document for the classroom. He shares insights from engaging with the curriculum content and shows the new resources with the aim of helping you plan and prepare to teach this bold new curriculum.

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Getting ready for the MFL GCSE spec change: what you can do now

Mariu Hurriaga explores the forthcoming changes in both the subject content and assessment for French, Spanish and German GCSE for first teaching in 2024. What requires us to think or plan differently? What remains the same? She offers practical advice on how to start preparing pupils with current resources.

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Achieving Curriculum Coherence in Geography Part 3

This final session with Kate Stockings focuses on the geography classroom and applies the content of the previous sessions to the day to day reality of teaching effective geography lessons. What does it look like when this curriculum thinking is applied to the everyday classroom? What can we do in our classrooms to ensure that these links are drawn between lessons? How can we ensure that we're challenging students to think like geographers in each and every lesson?

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Creating an aspirational KS3 science curriculum

Amie Hewish, Dr Andrew Chandler-Grevatt, Lamorna Newcombe and Rebecca Snelgrove present the Oxford Smart Curriculum Service: Activate and discuss how it supports science teachers to deliver an aspirational science curriculum. They explore the key elements of a curriculum that holds high ambitions for all learners, and how curriculum features are carried through into resources and assessment to set students up on a pathway for success.

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Creating a Diverse and Knowledge Rich English Curriculum

Bennie Kara explores the nuances of choosing content for the English curriculum that is suitably diverse and reflective of the need to ensure that students have a deep knowledge base of the subject.

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Achieving Curriculum Coherence in Geography Part 2

Having carefully considered the entire Key Stage 3 journey of a student, this second session of 3 zooms in to the schemes of work that make up that journey. Kate Stockings considers what makes an effective scheme of work and how links can be drawn within, and between, topics to ensure that students develop their geographical understanding and have the solid foundation required for success at GCSE.

Migrants in Britain: Why teach the new Edexcel GCSE thematic study

Lindsay Bruce and Aaron Wilkes explore practical advice for teaching the topic with step-by-step strategies to help students achieve exam success. They discuss their approach to writing OUP's brand new Edexcel endorsed textbook, introducing voices and experiences from key moments in the history of migration to Britain, and elements of their research, sharing how unique sources helped to build up the migration narrative.

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Achieving Curriculum Coherence in Geography Part 1

In this first session of 3, Kate Stockings starts broad; thinking about what a coherent KS3 geography curriculum might look like and how you can work to achieve this. Kate explores how we can sequence a KS3 curriculum to make every lesson count, maximise student progress, and ensure that students are prepared for GCSE.

Diversifying your History Curriculum: tips & techniques to engage every pupil in KS3

Miranda Kaufmann, Emily Folorunsho and Aaron Wilkes join Janice Mansel-Chan to discuss the importance of teaching a rich and representative history curriculum. They talk about where they have successfully embedded greater diversity in their own classrooms, the challenges they faced and what resources can be used to help support this.

Louise Pennington

Ensuring a good start in Year 7 Maths: Revisiting KS2 key topics for greater success at KS3

Louise Pennington highlights the most difficult KS2 concepts and reviews what works for students who haven’t achieved age-related expectations at the end of Year 6. Louise explores what Numicon Big Ideas is, what it offers this group of students, and how it can be used in KS3 to support a successful start to the secondary maths curriculum.

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Making the most of Year 7: How to get our geographers off to the best possible start

This webinar will help you plan an effective Year 7 geography curriculum. Kate Stockings explores how to smooth the transition from primary to secondary, ensure your KS3 students are building understanding and progressing, and whether there is a need to change anything post-pandemic.

Helping you to develop a culture of self-regulation in your science lessons

Andy Chandler-Grevatt discusses strategies and resources aimed at developing confident self-regulating learners who are empowered to identify and respond to their own learning needs allowing you to target interventions for those who need your time most.

Craig Barton

Four areas where Maths GCSE Foundation students struggle… and what we can do to help

Craig Barton identifies four key areas where GCSE Foundation students struggle. Using the specific nature of their responses, together with their explanation, we learn exactly why students are struggling in these areas and how to help improve their understanding.

The Language of Science: Reducing Barriers to Learning

Amanda Fleck discusses the inherent complexity of the language of science and how this poses barriers for students raising the importance of teaching language and literacy skills.

Watch Word Gap webinars with vocabulary expert Helen Prince

Creative Talk: inspiring a convincing and compelling voice in our Year 7 students

What does building a convincing and compelling voice look like in Year 7? Helen Prince shares creative strategies that build confident, ambitious talk in Year 7, across the curriculum.

Bridging the Word Gap at Transition: a Vocabulary Treasure Trove

Helen Prince offers practical ideas to bridge the word gap at transition, drawn from the findings of the latest Oxford Language Report.

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Energising Eloquence

Helen considers ways to energise the verbal environment with word-rich activities. Webinar 1 of 5 in this series with Helen Prince.

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Building Vocabulary, Building a Voice

This session enables teachers to introduce new vocabulary strategically through rich discussion, repetition and analysis of new words. Webinar 2 of 5 in this series with Helen Prince.

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Oral Rehearsal: Moving Speech to Writing

Helen explores ways to encourage pupils to orally rehearse phrases and sentences before writing. Webinar 3 of 5 in this series with Helen Prince.

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Planning for a Vocab-Rich Curriculum

Helen focuses on vocabulary learning as a distinct area in the KS3 and KS4 curriculum and the careful selection of appropriate words for planned teaching and reinforcement. Webinar 4 of 5 in this series with Helen Prince.

Collaborative Approaches to Vocab-Rich Schools

Helen explores a collaborative approach to teaching GCSE command words across all subjects and in different contexts. Webinar 5 of 5 in this series with Helen Prince.

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Ways into KS3: Transition in 2020

Placing oracy centre-stage, Helen Prince explores ways into KS3 that ensure kindness, build resilience and prepare our young people for the extra-ordinary times that lie ahead.

Watch wellbeing webinars with experts

Mike Armiger

Supporting the Mental Wellbeing of Secondary Students

Specialist adviser Mike Armiger offers strategies and practical guidance on what we can do to support our secondary students during these challenging times.