Empower your teachers:

Professional learning

Booking teacher professional development


Schools with a curriculum support package are encouraged to book as many CPD sessions as they wish. Package places are limited to two members of staff per school per session and can be booked by contacting James. For schools without a support package each session can be booked on Eventbrite via the course cards below.

Full-day professional conferences

Full-day courses and conferences run from 9.15am to 3.30pm.

Half-day professional courses and forums

Half-day courses run from 9.30am to 11.30am unless otherwise stated.

Curriculum area
Audience
Key stage
Term
Location
Format

In the event that social distancing measures prevent us from delivering sessions in person we will provide a remote alternative. Please note that timings may be altered in line with best practices for remote learning.

New to subject leadership in primary school computing session 1, 2 and 3
New to subject leadership in primary school computing session 1, 2 and 3

This programme is designed for primary teachers who have recently taken on responsibilities and leadership for technology and computing. It will cover curriculum planning, tools and resources, methods for supporting colleagues and progression and assessment. Colleagues will be expected to attend all three sessions. The third session will be held in a school and will include classroom visits.

Further details for sessions 2 and 3 to follow:

Session 2: 9.30-11.30am Thursday 27 January (virtual)

Session 3: TBC (in person)

23/11/21,
15:45
- 17:15
KS1, KS2
Computing subject leaders, Headteachers...
Computing and Online safety conference for primary schools
Computing and Online safety conference for primary schools

Diving deep into all things computing, this conference will consist of two sessions. Participants can choose to join us for the full day, or book for just the morning or afternoon separately.

Online Safety & Data Security (am)
This session is for computing subject leaders, senior leaders, safeguarding leads and other relevant school staff. Falling in the lead up to Safer Internet Day 2022 (Tuesday 8 February), the morning of the conference will have a particular focus on online safety, bringing together a variety of external resources with expertise from within the CLC team to help schools get to grips with the complexities of online safety and data security.

Leading Computing in the Classroom (pm)
This portion of the day is for computing subject leaders and teachers interested in the use of technologies across the curriculum. It will include policy and curriculum updates as well as practical workshops and opportunities to hear from colleagues in other schools.

01/02/22,
09:15
- 15:30
EYFS, KS1, KS2
Business leaders, Computing subject leaders...
English and digital technology forum for primary schools
English and digital technology forum for primary schools

Learn how technology can help children develop their ideas, express themselves, share a love of literature and review and reflect on their work using a range of digital tools. This forum, for English subject leaders and teachers interested in using technology to enhance their pupils’ learning, will combine practical activities, group discussion and expert input from CLC practitioners. We will share findings from some of our research projects and explore the resources developed by partner organisations. Topics covered within this session will also address the challenges and solutions for schools within the context of blended learning.

01/03/22,
09:30
- 11:30
KS1, KS2
Subject leaders, Teachers...
Doing more with Scratch in Key Stage 2 computing
Doing more with Scratch in Key Stage 2 computing

Scratch is CLC’s go-to tool for teaching KS2 computing in a way that is flexible, encourages creativity and provides the complexity to challenge pupils and teachers alike. Scratch is also well suited to blended learning. This session will help teachers gain a more detailed understanding of Scratch, including some of the new features available in Scratch 3. It will link these new skills to some of the big ideas in computing, with classroom activities that exemplify these links.

08/03/22,
09:30
- 11:30
KS2
Computing subject leaders, Teachers...
Science and digital technology forum for primary schools
Science and digital technology forum for primary schools

CLC’s science forum is an opportunity for primary science subject leaders to share their expertise and work with a London CLC tutor to investigate a range of digital technologies that can support science teaching and learning in class and at home. The open forum format allows teachers to discuss a range of issues, and share their ideas and solutions. The discussion will be followed by a CLC-led practical session, which will demonstrate how pupils can use digital technology to research, test and present scientific ideas.

22/03/22,
09:30
- 11:30
KS1, KS2
Subject leaders, Teachers...
Creative arts and digital technology forum for primary schools
Creative arts and digital technology forum for primary schools

This session is for teachers who lead on creative arts subjects and will include guidance on how technology can be used to support learning in music, visual art and drama in class and online at home. It will be facilitated by London CLC specialists and will draw on our experiences as Tate Exchange associates and our partnership work with a range of cultural institutions. Teachers will have the opportunity to try a range of tools, as well as sharing their experiences and expertise with colleagues from other schools.

24/03/22,
09:30
- 11:30
KS1, KS2
Subject leaders, Teachers...
Humanities and digital technology conference for primary schools
Humanities and digital technology conference for primary schools

Discover how digital technology can be used to support the teaching and learning of humanities subjects in class and online at home. This event provides opportunities for geography, history and RE teachers to learn about curriculum developments, share their expertise and participate in hands-on technology workshops. We will also introduce experts from partner museums and galleries who will share exciting opportunities to work with their organisations.

26/04/22,
09:15
- 15:30
KS1, KS2
Subject leaders, Teachers...
EYFS and digital technology forum
EYFS and digital technology forum

This forum provides an opportunity for EYFS practitioners to discuss and evaluate the use of technology in developing young children’s communication, creativity and problem-solving skills. The session will provide opportunities to explore and develop a series of technology-based activities to take back to your early years’ setting.

03/05/22,
09:30
- 11:30
EYFS
Subject leaders, Teachers...
Summer primary school computing conference
Summer primary school computing conference

This event will build upon the Autumn computing conference by inviting subject leaders to reflect on their year in the role, sharing their successes and challenges. It will also introduce new ideas, tools and approaches through talks and practical activities led by members of the CLC team, with opportunities for attendees to share their own expertise and experience. Over the course of the conference activities will touch on the three main areas of the computing curriculum: computer science, digital literacy and information technology. We will also feature advice and examples illustrating the use of technology to support blended learning.

14/06/22,
09:15
- 15:30
EYFS, KS1, KS2
Computing subject leaders, Teachers...
Online safety briefing for newly qualified teachers
Online safety briefing for newly qualified teachers

Understanding the complex issues around online safety is of paramount importance to schools. This briefing session for NQTs will focus on raising awareness of the issues while providing support and guidance on effective teaching of digital literacy and online safety including in a blended learning context . In addition, the session will support new teachers in understanding how to keep themselves safe and protect their professional reputation.

16/06/22,
09:30
- 11:30
KS1, KS2
NQTs...
Teaching assistant training: supporting digital learning Key Stage 1
Teaching assistant training: supporting digital learning Key Stage 1

This training session will help teaching assistants develop the skills and confidence to support learning in the KS1 computing curriculum. Practical workshops will embed the principles of the computing curriculum in a variety of hands-on activities using a range of appropriate hardware and software. This session will also include information on how to support blended learning using digital tools.

28/06/22,
10:00
- 11:30
KS1
Teaching assistants...
Teaching assistant training: supporting the primary computing curriculum Key Stage 2
Teaching assistant training: supporting the primary computing curriculum Key Stage 2

Teaching assistants who attend this training session will work with CLC experts to further develop their understanding of the role of technology and computing in learning at KS2, including the use of tools that can support blended learning. They will be invited to participate in discussions and practical activities designed to build confidence and encourage collaboration with colleagues.

28/06/22,
13:00
- 14:30
KS2
Teaching assistants...

Empower your team:

Professional development in using technology to support learning

Our bespoke teacher professional development is tailored to your needs and helps educators put digital at the heart of teaching and learning. Sessions can be delivered in the following areas, either in person or remotely, on a one-to-one basis or with your entire staff (depending on the topic).

We can show your teachers how to use technology to evidence learning by helping pupils create their own digital portfolios. Our approach is informed by our involvement in EEF and other research projects investigating metacognition, class blogs as digital portfolios and effective teacher observations.

This support can be tailored to the needs of your staff, as well as making use of existing school equipment. We can focus on any combination of the three strands of the English primary computing curriculum: computer science, information technology and digital literacy. In addition, we can point your teachers towards some high-quality, cheap and free resources, including unplugged computing activities to support learning in computer science without the need for a computer or tablet.

In this session we will help you consider critical literacy as a component of many curriculum subjects, as well as a key element of computing, and as a skill that can be developed coherently across the curriculum. We will highlight materials to help your pupils develop strategies for discerning the reliability of sources such as news stories, social media posts and websites, with reference to online safety. The Education for a Connected World framework will help schools audit and map their provision across these aspects and consider what they might wish to develop further.

The Apple Teacher Portfolio, curriculum support materials and badges are a systematic foundation of skills and contextual understanding for making creative use of the iPad to support learning. Incorporating some practical hands-on experience and tips, this session led by one of our Apple Regional Training centre tutors will guide your staff in first steps or further progression in the programme.

Our team of experienced teachers can show you how to use film and animation projects to promote literacy or address themes in other curriculum areas. We also offer practical training on making films and animations in the classroom.

We can help school staff understand the key aspects of online safety, including issues faced by pupils, parents and teaching staff. We will share ideas and resources for teaching online safety and can also run policy and strategy sessions for senior leaders.

We will help you review a range of ways in which reading and writing for pleasure and purpose can be supported by technology and digital tools. We will consider several practical examples, taking into account the resources available in your school.

The CLC team has supported schools in a range of contexts to develop approaches and solutions for remote and blended learning. Our team of technicians and teaching consultants is experienced in supporting schools to set up online learning platforms such as Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams and Seesaw. We can offer advice on the relative merits of a wide range of tools, as well as exploring the technical, pedagogical and safeguarding considerations that can help you get the best out of them.

The CLC worked with the UCL Knowledge Lab on its ScratchMaths project, a free year 5 and 6 maths curriculum. It teaches mathematical concepts through programming, using a set of innovative and inclusive pedagogical approaches. Since this project we have further developed our approach to maths with Scratch and can offer training to support upper KS2 teachers in making use of the materials, as well as demonstrating how its principles can be adapted for younger pupils.

Explore how your school’s technology can be used to support learning in different curriculum areas.

"CLC is the best technical and curriculum support team I have worked with in the 15 years I have been involved in education."

Deputy head and computing subject leader,
St Jude’s CofE Primary

"It has given me teaching ideas to explore further and as a Head rather than Computing Lead (though I will be both for a while next year!) it is good it get some insight into the role of Computing Lead."

Headteacher,
London Christian School

"I have had the best morning for ages -really stimulating and useful and it has reminded me how much I don't know and want to learn more about. Thank you so much."

Inclusion advisor (ex computing subject leader),
Croydon Local Authority

"Comfortable open discussion, led by the needs of those attending. Loads of useful resources available."

Computing subject leader,
St Leonard's C of E Primary

"Having the expertise of Sarah Horrocks and Louise Wade and their confident specialist delivery. Their links with schools who are already using online tools and the timely nature of the course during lockdown supported me and inspired me enormously. I immediately shared with my Deputy Headteacher and SLT and with another Senior Leader in Lambeth who has shared with her Manager about the outstanding work that CLC does. "

Class teacher, Selhurst & Crosfield Nursery School Croydon

"CPD offered is always of a high-quality and it always enhances the attendee’s ability to further their understanding or pedagogy of a subject or focus area. "

School Business Manager,
The Cathedral School of St Saviour and St Mary Overie

"The CLC always ensure the content of their CPD and workshops is current, engaging and robust; challenging the objectives of the National Curriculum and ensuring that we as teachers give children the experiences they deserve and the opportunity to become digital learners "

Computing subject leader,
Telferscot Primary School

"Our staff, across the curriculum, have gained knowledge and expertise which has made their role easier in terms of time and technological strategies to enhance learning in their subject."

Deputy head and computing subject leader,
St Jude’s CofE Primary

"CLC is the best technical and curriculum support team I have worked with in the 15 years I have been involved in education."

Deputy head and computing subject leader,
St Jude’s CofE Primary

"It has given me teaching ideas to explore further and as a Head rather than Computing Lead (though I will be both for a while next year!) it is good it get some insight into the role of Computing Lead."

Headteacher,
London Christian School

"I have had the best morning for ages -really stimulating and useful and it has reminded me how much I don't know and want to learn more about. Thank you so much."

Inclusion advisor (ex computing subject leader),
Croydon Local Authority

"Comfortable open discussion, led by the needs of those attending. Loads of useful resources available."

Computing subject leader,
St Leonard's C of E Primary

"Having the expertise of Sarah Horrocks and Louise Wade and their confident specialist delivery. Their links with schools who are already using online tools and the timely nature of the course during lockdown supported me and inspired me enormously. I immediately shared with my Deputy Headteacher and SLT and with another Senior Leader in Lambeth who has shared with her Manager about the outstanding work that CLC does. "

Class teacher, Selhurst & Crosfield Nursery School Croydon

"CPD offered is always of a high-quality and it always enhances the attendee’s ability to further their understanding or pedagogy of a subject or focus area. "

School Business Manager,
The Cathedral School of St Saviour and St Mary Overie

"The CLC always ensure the content of their CPD and workshops is current, engaging and robust; challenging the objectives of the National Curriculum and ensuring that we as teachers give children the experiences they deserve and the opportunity to become digital learners "

Computing subject leader,
Telferscot Primary School

"Our staff, across the curriculum, have gained knowledge and expertise which has made their role easier in terms of time and technological strategies to enhance learning in their subject."

Deputy head and computing subject leader,
St Jude’s CofE Primary

Does your school need a sustained programme in the use of digital technology to underpin your whole school aims and plans?

Our support package covers the following:

Professional learning

Teacher professional development which puts digital at the heart of teaching and learning

Pupil workshops

Engaging, practical workshops for your class, in your school, at our Clapham centre online

Creative technology projects

Engaging, immersive educational experiences with corporate and cultural partners

Consultancy & advice

Get tailored support from our expert team of teachers and technologists

Technology loans

Kit for every classroom

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