Printer-friendly view |

Secondary Professional Development Webinars

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 CPD certificate after watching each one.

See our Primary webinars

Free motivational assembly available from 25 Feb to 4 March 2021

The Value of You: free virtual assembly for teachers to share with students

Are your GCSE and A Level students in need of some extra motivation? Baasit Siddiqui is a well-known regular on TV programme Gogglebox. He is also a passionate educator, small business owner and parent. In this free virtual assembly, Baasit talks about his journey, the value of education and making the most of every opportunity. The session closes with an appreciation of the skills, support and mindset required by students during these challenging and unique times.

Available to watch on demand Thurs 25 Feb to Thurs 4 March.

Spring 2021 webinars: Registration now open

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

Time spent supporting struggling students is more crucial than ever. In this session 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 thus allowing you to target interventions for those who need your time most.

4pm on Tuesday 2 March

Watch subject specific webinars with secondary experts

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 White Tower: Teaching the AQA Historic Environment in 2021

Aaron Wilkes examines key features of the site and explores strategies that will help your students see the tower's relationship to historical events and developments. This webinar, in association with AQA and Historic Royal Palaces, is designed to help you teach Norman England HE 2021.

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.

Kenilworth Castle: Teaching the AQA Historic Environment in 2021

Aaron Wilkes examines key features of the site and explores strategies that will help your students see the castle's relationship to historical events and developments. This webinar, in association with AQA, is designed to help you teach Elizabethan England HE 2021.

Ideas and Strategies for 2021 GCSE History cohort

Aaron Wilkes discusses how the lockdown has affected the teaching and learning of GCSE History, picking up on the themes of consolidation, challenges and change.

Watch Word Gap webinars with vocabulary expert Helen Prince

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. Perfect CPD for your department/team meetings and training days.

Energising Eloquence

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

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.

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.

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.

Watch cross-phase webinars with independent experts

Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Autumn 2020 term

Daisy Christodoulou discusses what has had to change since lockdown and what will need to change in the future, looking at a mix of remote and in person learning plus the challenges and benefits that these may bring.

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.

Changing times: The key issues schools are facing

Rachel Johnson, CEO of PiXL, offers practical ways to address the current challenges of engagement, assessment and adjustment in secondary school. Rachel covers: parental engagement, motivation, lockdown learning, pastoral care, progress and enabling change.

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.