Online CPD library

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.

Upcoming events

Matt is leading a seminar for the Regional Training Agency on Making the Most of the Pupil Premium on 8 June 2022. Details: https://www.rta-training.co.uk/product/making-the-most-of-the-pupil-premium-seminar/


Matt is teaching a model lesson and deconstructing the strategies he uses at the Partnership Plus Conference in Warwick on 9 June 2022. Details: http://partnership-plus.net/events-2018-19/


Matt is leading an online seminar on Curriculum Leadership for Forum Training on 21 June 2022. Details: https://www.forum-uk.com/product/whole-school-curriculum-leadership-seminar-june-2022/


Matt is leading a course on Stepping up to Senior Leadership for Keynote Educational in London on 23 June 2022. Details: https://www.keynoteeducational.co.uk/tours/stepping-up-to-senior-leadership/


Matt is speaking at the Sixth Form Leadership Conference in London on 24 June 2022. Details to follow.


Matt is leading an online course on Thriving Not Surviving During Ofsted inspections for the Regional Training Agency on 7 July 2022. Details: https://www.rta-training.co.uk/product/ensuring-a-successful-ofsted-inspection-online-seminar/.


Matt is leading a day’s in-person training on Tackling Faculty Underperformance for Keynote Educational in London on 8 July 2022. Details to follow.


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 three cycles across an academic year – although the shape can be changed to suit the school or college context / needs:

1: Intent

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


2: Implementation 

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 & gain the attention of pupils’ working memories

2 Encode information into, & subsequently retrieve it from, long-term memory

3 Ensure equal access to quality first teaching & develop the culture and systems


3: Impact

This cycle, which follows on from cycle 2, is also a series of 3 one-hour twilight events which cover the following:

1 Counting what counts and sense-checking assessments

2 Making marking motivating and ensuring equity

3 Forming a golden triangle and leading ethically

All participants will receive a copy of Matt’s books, School and College Curriculum Design 1: Intent, School and College Curriculum Design 2: Implementation, and School and College Curriculum Design 3: Impact 

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.

Online courses

Matt has produced 7 of the 9 modules on Forum’s Pupil Premium Online Certificate which is available now.

An introduction to senior leadership | available now | comprising 12 modules

The new teacher’s survival kit | available now | comprising 16 modules

Developing an effective assessment system | available now | comprising 7 modules

How to manage conflict | available now | comprising 6 modules

School Inspection Certificate | available now | comprising 16 modules

Senior curriculum leadership | available now | comprising 4 parts


From the Regional Training Agency

RTA - Regional Training

Matt is running online courses in association with the Regional Training Agency on:


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.


NEW! 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 explores:
• 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

Sense-check your CPD using the ITE framework

How to make a success of distance learning  

Reduce teacher workload by being an ethical leader

Take control of your time to reduce your workload as a teacher

Successful subject leadership (pathway) – 9 courses 

Manage teacher workload in FE

Teach for long-term learning 4: Retrieve from long-term memory

Teach for long-term learning 3: Activate working memory 

Teach for long-term learning 2: Stimulate sensory memory

Teach for long-term learning 1: The 3 steps

Curriculum development 3: Impact 

Curriculum development 2: Implementation

Curriculum development 1: Intent 

Effective transition 2: Inclusive transition

Effective transition 1: Securing smooth school-to-school transfer

Survive and thrive during your NQT year 5: Pastoral care and SEND

Survive and thrive during your NQT year 4: Pedagogy and practice 

Survive and thrive during your NQT year 3: Manage your team and other people

Survive and thrive during your NQT year 2: Manage your classroom 

Survive and thrive during your NQT year 1: Pass your induction 

Differentiation: Teach to the top 

Differentiation: The importance of hard work

Differentiation: Three waves of support

Securing your first SLT position: Being SLT

Securing your first SLT position: Becoming SLT

Securing your first SLT position: Finding the right job

Manage behaviour: Principles and presence

Manage behaviour: Motivation and engagement 

Manage behaviour: General tips

Manage behaviour: Create the whole-school culture 

Make a success of remote teaching 

Understand Ofsted’s EIF 

Develop students’ metacognition and self-regulation skills

A 3-point plan for Pupil Premium success

5 top tips for managing attendance


From The National College

We are working with the National College to provide a range of webinars for school leaders and teachers.

The offer is ever-changing to keep pace with the latest developments in the sector. To view the current offer, click here.


From Osiris Educational

We are working with our partners at Osiris Educational to produce live webinars.

For more information, visit Osiris’s website


Free ebook library:

Download a free ebook by Matt Bromley and Dylan Wiliam on formative assessment 

Download two free ebooks on reducing teacher workload : book 1 | book 2

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 two free ebooks on effective differentiation: book 1 | book 2

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:


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

How to make a success of remote teaching – part one | part two

Home school help: Reading at home

Home school help: Is ‘home-schooling’ a misnomer?

The coronavirus crisis and schools – part one

The coronavirus crisis and schools – part two

The coronavirus crisis and schools – part three

Making the most of remote learning – part one

Making the most of remote learning – part two

Making the most of school-based learning – part one

Making the most of school-based learning – part two

A useful list of remote learning resources

Parental engagement advice

Using technology to improve parental engagement


Podcasts

Curriculum design part 1

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.

You can listen via the SecEd website, or download the podcast from your usual podcast service including iTunes and Spotify.

Curriculum design part 2

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.

For more educational podcasts, visit beTV