This page contains links to online professional development available on-demand directly from Bromley Education (all free) and via our partners (some free, some requiring a subscription). If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact us.
The Education Endowment Foundation’s rapid evidence assessment of remote professional development (2020) concluded that teachers engaging with online or virtual CPD can lead to gains in pupil outcomes. The report also asserted “there is not strong evidence that school-based CPD should be delayed until it can be delivered face-to-face”. To help deliver CPD in these challenging times, below we have curated upcoming and on-demand online professional development…
Matt is delivering a workshop at the TES SEN Show Virtual on 14 January. For details, go to tessenshow.co.uk/virtual This conference has now ended but Matt’s workshop is still available to watch on-demand for those who registered.
Matt is speaking at the National Pupil Premium Conference – which is taking place online – on 19 January 2021. His workshop is about cultural capital. For details, go to pupilpremiumconference.com This conference has now ended but Matt’s workshop is still available to watch on-demand for those who registered.
Matt is leading a seminar on Making Marking Meaningful for the Regional Training Agency on 19 January 2021 from 09.30 to 13.00 – more details at rta-training.co.uk/courses/making-marking-meaningful-online-seminar/ This seminar has taken place but a recording is still available to watch on-demand for those who registered and plans are afoot to deliver it ‘live’ again this academic year so watch this space.
Matt is giving the keynote speech at the Curriculum Design and Delivery Conference – which is taking place online. His speech opens the conference on 20 January and in it he will share his 6 steps of curriculum intent. For details, go to curriculumconference.com This conference has now ended but Matt’s keynote speech is still available to watch on-demand for those who registered.
Matt is delivering a free webinar on ethical leadership on 25 January 2021 at 10am – more details at creativeeducation.co.uk This webinar has taken place but a recording of it is still available to watch on-demand and is available to all, free of charge.
Matt is giving the keynote at the NPQ providers’ annual conference on 2 February 2021. This conference has now ended but Matt’s keynote speech is still available to watch on-demand for those who registered.
Matt is giving the keynote at the Kent FE annual TLA conference on 10 February 2021 – more details at kentfurthereducation.org/events/kfe-teaching-learning-assessment-conference-tlac21 This conference has now ended but Matt’s keynote speech and presentation slides are still available to watch on-demand for those who registered.
Matt is speaking at the me+ conference on 12 February 2021 – more details at www.meconference.co.uk This conference has now ended but Matt’s workshop is still available to watch on-demand for those who registered.
Matt is speaking at the EdTech conference on 18 March 2021 – more details at www.schoolsdigital.co.uk
Matt is speaking at the Pupil Premium Online Conference on 23 March. Details: www.forumbusinesstraining.co.uk/product/pupil-premium-conference/
Matt is speaking at the World Education Summit on 24 March – he will be presenting a session on curriculum design and doing a live Q&A. And he will be talking about his series of books, School & College Curriculum Design. Details: www.worldedsummit.com/speakers/matt-bromley.
EXCLUSIVE: You can watch Matt talk about his book, School & College Curriculum Design 1: Intent, for the World Education Summit, ahead of the event, exclusively here:
Matt is leading an online seminar on classroom management for Forum Training on 24 March 9.30-11. Details: https://rta-training.co.uk/courses/managing-classroom-behaviour-online-seminar/
Matt is speaking at the MAT Leaders’ Conference on 11 May. Details: www.forumbusinesstraining.co.uk/product/mat-leaders-conference-2021/ This conference is being rescheduled for later in the year so that it can take place in person in London. Details to follow.
Matt is leading a two-day seminar on Crisis Management in Schools for Inside Government on 26 and 27 May. Details: insidegovernment.co.uk/event/crisis-management-in-schools/
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From Bromley Education
Please visit our beTV webpage to access our library of free training videos.
Or… enquire about bespoke online CPD here – we offer live webinars, pre-recorded videos and streamed speeches, all tailored to meet your school or college’s individual needs.
A recent attendee at one of our webinars had this to say:
“At a time when staff are overwhelmed and overloaded, this was the best 3 hours I have spent since the start of term. I was able to pick myself up and arm myself with resources that would make our staff’s and student’s experiences better. Some inspiration and a new path through the dense forest – thank you so much for giving me my smile back.”
NEW! Curriculum design masterclasses
We are now offering a series of bespoke twilight INSET events – run remotely or face-to-face – for your senior and/or middle leadership teams that will walk them through the curriculum design process, step by step and over time, combining ‘delivery’ and ‘coaching’, thus enabling senior leaders and subject leaders to evaluate their current provision and enact sustainable improvements to the curriculum.
These twilight events run in two cycles across an academic year:
This cycle is a series of 3 one-hour twilight events which cover the following:
1 Agree the vision and set the destination
2 Assess the starting points and identify the waypoints
3 Define excellence and diminish disadvantage
This cycle, which follows on from cycle 1, is also a series of 3 one-hour twilight events which cover the following:
1 Create the learning environment and gain the attention of pupils’ working memories
2 Encode information into, and subsequently retrieve it from, long-term memory
3 Ensure equal access to quality first teaching and develop the culture and systems
All participants will receive a copy of Matt’s books, School and College Curriculum Design 1: Intent and School and College Curriculum Design 2: Implementation.
To discuss running these masterclasses in your school or college, please contact us.
From Forum Training
Matt is working with our partners at Forum Training to produce a series of live webinars, online courses and conferences.
For full details, visit Forum’s website.
Matt has produced 6 of the 8 modules on Forum’s Pupil Premium Online Certificate which is available now.
In October and November, Matt chaired two online seminars on how to make best use of the coronavirus catch-up fund. An update of this is likely to run again in spring 2021 – watch this space for details.
Coming in 2021
Upcoming live seminars
Managing classroom behaviour | 24 March 2021 9.30-11.00
Knowledge and cultural capital | 12 May 2021 9.30-11.00
Upcoming online courses
An introduction to senior leadership | available from 25 March 2021 | Two parts comprising 12 modules
The new teacher’s survival kit | available from 28 May 2021 | Three parts comprising 16 modules
Making a success of student feedback | available from 30 April 2021 | Two parts comprising 11 modules TBC
Developing an effective assessment system | available from 30 April 2021 | Comprising 7 modules
Creating a whole-school behaviour culture | available from 24 March 2021 | Comprising 6 modules TBC
How to manage conflict | available from 14 May 2021 | Comprising 6 modules
An introduction to the Pupil Premium | available from 16 April 2021 | Comprising 5 modules TBC
From the Regional Training Agency
Matt is running online courses in association with the Regional Training Agency on:
And in January 2021, Matt ran a 4-hour online seminar on:
- Making Marking Meaningful (this popular seminar may run again)
For a full list of Matt’s upcoming courses for RTA, click here.
From Creative Education
These courses have been produced for our friends at Creative Education and can all be found on their new e-learning website. Below, they are sorted newest to oldest.
Some courses are free to take, others require a subscription which starts at just £5 a month – for more, go to elearning.creativeeducation.co.uk
Friends of Bromley Education can enjoy one month’s free access to YouCan online training – just use the code MATTB809 at the checkout.
COMING 2021! The teaching skills pathway
This pathway is perfect for recently qualified teachers as well as those in their first few years in the classroom, and provides a perfect complement to the NQT pathway on this website. Using the Teachers’ Standards as a framework, this pathway help teachers to consolidate their initial teacher training.
In particular, this pathway will explore:
• High expectations / the classroom environment
• Student outcomes (in their widest sense)
• Subject knowledge – existing and developing
• Lesson planning / curriculum design
• Differentiation / stretch and challenge
• Marking and feedback
• Behaviour management
From Osiris Educational
We are working with our partners at Osiris Educational to produce live webinars.
For more information, visit Osiris’s website
Some selected upcoming events can be seen below…
- Learning from the Coronavirus crisis
- Effective performance management and quality assurance
- Building trust and collective autonomy
Improving professional development
For more info, click here THIS COURSE IS BEING RESCHEDULED
- Establishing yourself as a teacher
- Managing your classroom
- Pedagogy and practice
For more info, click here SORRY THIS COURSE HAS NOW ENDED BUT OSIRIS MAY RUN IT AGAIN LATER IN THE YEAR
CPD in the post-Covid era
Matt took part in a live webinar for Osiris in which he shared his thoughts on effective CPD. You can watch a recording of this event here:
Free ebook library:
Download a free ebook by Matt Bromley and Dylan Wiliam on formative assessment
Download a free ebook on teacher recruitment and retention
Download a free ebook on making effective use of the Pupil Premium
Download a free ebook on top teaching strategies inc feedback and metacognition
Download a free ebook on curriculum design
Download a free ebook on supporting pupils with speech and language difficulties
Download a free abridged version of School and College Curriculum Design Book One: Intent
Useful reading for staff CPD:
- If you want to use the next few weeks/months to review your curriculum planning, there are lots of free articles to help you get started here: School and College Curriculum Design
- If you want to read up on inspection, see here: Ofsted’s new framework explained, Ofsted’s new schools inspection handbook explained, and Ofsted’s new FE and skills handbook explained
- Some advice on developing pupils’metacognition
- Some advice on giving effective feedback
- Some advice on motivating students
- Some advice on closing the vocabulary gap
- Here is a 3-part series on teaching for long-term learning: Part 1: Ten top tips for stimulating sensory memory, Part 2: Ten top tips for gaining the attention of working memory, Part 3: Ten top tips for improving storage in, and retrieval from, long-term memory
- If you’re looking to step up to school leadership, these two blogs may be useful reading for your CPD: The six realms of school leadership and The four qualities of great school leaders
- Advice on lesson planning
- This is a 10-part series to work through on the learning process
- Here is another series to work through looking at the most impactful teaching strategies
- The habits of a great teacher
- Advice on developing a growth mindset in the classroom
- A 2-part series looking at what makes a great teacher
Advice aimed at new teachers:
Various articles can be found here: NQT advice
And this may be useful: Behaviour management advice for new teachers
Advice on SEND:
Various articles can be found here: SEND advice
More useful advice from the Bromley Education archive:
- If you’re teaching via webinar or uploading online videos, think about the structure of your ‘lecture’. Here, I advocate a 4-part teaching sequence that may be helpful. Start with a clear teacher explanation, then model the task whilst thinking aloud, then explain how pupils should practice the task.
- When setting work for pupils to complete at home, whether via learning packs or an online platform, reflect on what we know about effective homework – try to focus on retrieval practice activities and make sure any new information is presented by you not left to pupils to ‘discover’ unless you can be sure they’ll do it well.
- One of the most impactful tasks in which pupils can engage at home – and an easy one to manage – is reading books… lots of books. Here I talk about passing on the power of reading
- Linked to the above, we might use this period of home schooling to focus on developing pupils’ literacy abilities. Here – Literacy empowers – I share advice on teaching oracy, reading and writing… some of the advice can be translated to remote learning.
- Here are some free posters outlining the characteristics of good readers
- Here is some advice on effective revision which may help older pupils with their independent study at home (here’s another article on revision which I wrote with post-16 students in mind)
- Here’s an article I wrote on lecture style learning which may help when delivering webinars
- Here’s some advice for parents on reading bedtime stories to younger children
- Here’s some advice for pupils on study skills – the conspiracy of success
Advice for schools dealing with the coronavirus pandemic
New podcasts coming this autumn, including:
- Matt interviews experts on developing metacognition in the classroom
- Matt interviews experts on making best use of the Pupil Premium
Matt is interviewed by Pete Henshaw, editor of SecEd Magazine, about his book, School & College Curriculum Design, and shares steps 1, 2 and 3 of his curriculum design process: agree the vision, set the destination, and assess the starting points.
Matt is interviewed by Pete Henshaw, editor of SecEd Magazine, about his book, School & College Curriculum Design, and shares steps 4, 5 and 6 of his curriculum design process: identify the waypoints, define excellence, and diminish disadvantage. This podcast, like the first part, is available via your usual podcast service including iTunes and Spotify.
NEW! Matt interviews Natalie Packer, Julia Rowlinson and Garry Freeman about teaching pupils with SEN
In this episode, Matt and his guests consider what effective teaching for SEN students looks like in the mainstream secondary school classroom, offering practical advice for teachers and school leaders on pedagogy, interventions, the graduated approach among many other areas.
NEW! Matt interviews Jackie Beere and Kevin Piper about developing metacognition and self-regulation
In this episode of the SecEd podcast, Matt Bromley interviews Jackie Beere and Kevin Piper about metacognition and self-regulation. The panel define their terms and discuss ways to help students develop metacognitive skills in order to support their wellbeing, and their learning and progress. They debate whether metacognition can be taught as a transferable skill or if it is domain-specific, and discuss the importance of a teacher modelling different learning strategies. The podcast offers a number of practical ideas and tips for teaching staff.
NEW! Matt interviews Marc Rowland, Debi Bailey and Charlotte Bowyer about Pupil Premium best practice
The discussion looks at the impact the Pupil Premium has had over the last 10 years on closing the attainment gap. The panel discuss the causes of academic disadvantage and explore some solutions for schools, including tackling the vocabulary gap, improving quality first teaching, and putting in place targeted interventions and support. The podcast is hosted by SecEd editorial board member Matt Bromley and features Debi Bailey, CEO of Newcastle East mixed MAT, Charlotte Bowyer, Pupil Premium Coordinator and Assistant Headteacher at King Ecgbert School in Sheffield, and Marc Rowland, Deputy Director of the National Education Trust & author of A Practical Guide to the Pupil Premium.
Matt talks to headteacher Phil Denton, head of English Chloe Testa, and education trainer Peter Radford about teacher workload. They discuss the impact burn-out can have on teachers’ wellbeing, as well as the consequences of low teacher retention and explore possible solutions. The conversation also touches upon the importance of school culture, explaining that often it’s the nature of the work teachers are asked to do that causes anxiety. Our guests argue that teachers should be afforded autonomy when it comes to planning and assessment. They discuss the impact Covid-19 has had on workload and what schools might learn about flexible working.
Matt interviews former headteacher David Birch about his work on the Forgotten Third project which was an independent Commission of Inquiry set up in October 2018 to look into how to improve the prospects of those students who do not achieve at least a grade 4 standard pass in GCSE English and maths at the end of 12 years of schooling. Young people who fall below this bar pay a high price in terms of reduced prospects in progression to further and higher education and to careers. The Commission focused specifically on how we can do better for these young people in respect of English, though many of its observations could also be applied to maths.
Matt is in the interviewer’s chair to ask assistant headteacher Zoe Evans about her work on developing literacy, numeracy and digital competency skills for pupils at a school in North Wales.