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).
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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.
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.
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
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.
Upcoming live courses
- 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 FOR THE AUTUMN TERM
- 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 IN THE AUTUMN
Advice for schools dealing with the coronavirus pandemic
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.
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.