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Professional Development Webinars

Free online professional development webinars for educators

Professional Development Webinars

Free online professional development webinars for 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.

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Summer 2021 webinars

Phonics briefing: what's changed and practical solutions

Andrea Quincey, Director of Primary Literacy, gives a detailed review of the changes proposed by the DfE around phonics provision in primary schools. As well as providing a useful insight into the plans, Andrea talks about the various phonics resources and support we have to offer.

Watch Literacy webinars with primary experts

James Clements Expert Events

Remote Learning and the Teaching of Reading

James Clements explores how the principles of remote learning can be combined with those of great reading teaching, to help teachers make the most of children’s time both at school and at home.

Closing the Vocabulary Gap in Primary schools

Shareen Wilkinson (Mayers) looks at the research underpinning the emphasis on teaching vocabulary and explores EYFS, KS1 and an overview of KS2.

Teaching Reading: Decoding, Comprehension and Fluency

James explores the factors that contribute to skilled reading and introduces some different models for the classroom. Webinar 1 of 5 in this series with James Clements.

Becoming a Reader and Building a Reading Culture

James explores some practical ways that teachers might build an authentic reading culture, helping children to become readers. Webinar 2 of 5 in this series with James Clements.

Developing Oracy, Spoken Language and Vocabulary

James gives practical approaches for developing children’s spoken language. Webinar 3 of 5 in this series with James Clements.

Teaching Writing: Finding a Voice

James explores how we can support children to communicate in writing confidently. Webinar 4 of 5 in this series with James Clements.

James Clements Expert Events

Supporting Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

James considers the role played by grammar, punctuation and spelling in creativity. Webinar 5 of 5 in this series with James Clements.

Planning the Primary English Curriculum

James Clements outlines some of the principles behind curriculum design in Primary English drawn from research, exploring the implications for different schools in light of current circumstances and how we can support children to make progress.

Thinking about Assessment in Primary English

James Clements explores some key issues around assessment in reading and writing in the primary classroom. The session considers ideas drawn from research and looks at different ways to apply them practically in the classroom.

Return to the Early Years

Sue Cowley explores best practice in the return to schools and settings for children in the early years. She gives advice on approaches to support children’s wellbeing and mental health.

Watch Maths webinars with primary experts

Early maths: priorities, predictors and pedagogy

Dr Sue Gifford considers the new EYFS ELGs for younger children in relation to recent research about key predictors, aiming to identify priorities and enjoyable pedagogy to ensure that all young children become confident mathematicians.

Andrew Jeffrey

Talk and questioning: re-engaging primary children with maths

Andrew Jeffrey looks at how to reinforce mathematical fluency through the use of language, and explores some easy-to-plan structured recall activities.

More than just numbers: the importance of spatial reasoning in Early Years mathematics

Helen Williams provides an insight into research into spatial reasoning in the EYFS, as well as how mathematical thinking and key concepts can be developed through first-hand playful experiences.

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Implementing the new Mathematics Guidance for KS1 and KS2: Number and Place Value (NPV)

Bernie Westacott explores some of the key number and place value 'Ready-to-Progress' criteria set out in the new DfE non-statutory guidance for Primary Maths.

Using Reasoning to Support Fluency and Problem-solving

Mike Askew explores how to bring reasoning into the centre of mathematics teaching and learning, and so encourage all pupils to engage with it.

Maths on track: Returning to the Primary classroom

Louise Pennington explores why maths may need to be a key focus on the return to school and what practical classroom and intervention strategies can be employed to help narrow the gap.

Andrew Jeffrey

The Deep Dive

Watch this webinar on the new OFSTED framework and the action steps you need to take to ensure you present the best of what you do. Webinar 1 of 5 in this series with Andrew Jeffrey.

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The CPA approach

Andrew looks at different physical resources and how they can be used to support children as they build their understanding of our number system. Webinar 2 of 5 in this series with Andrew Jeffrey.

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Greater Depth

Andrew looks at ten classroom strategies that promote inclusion and greater depth for all. Webinar 3 of 5 in this series with Andrew Jeffrey.

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Fluency and Reasoning

Andrew clarifies the difference between fluency, reasoning and problem-solving, and demonstrates examples of tasks that mix the two successfully. Webinar 4 of 5 in this series with Andrew Jeffrey.

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Using Puzzles in Maths Lessons

Learn about some great maths puzzles that are adaptable for children in all year groups. Webinar 5 of 5 in this series with Andrew Jeffrey.

Watch Word Gap webinars with vocabulary expert Helen Prince

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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.

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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.

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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 Primary children

Specialist adviser Mike Armiger offers strategies and practical guidance on what we can do to support children's wellbeing during these challenging times.

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Supporting the Wellbeing of Primary-aged Children

Watch part 1 of this webinar, hosted by renowned clinical psychologist Dr Hazel Harrison.

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Supporting the Wellbeing of Primary-aged Children

Watch part 2 of this webinar, hosted by Adrian Bethune, primary school teacher and education policy co-lead at the Mindfulness Initiative.