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Teachers TV's new CPD presentations are designed to save you time preparing for CPD sessions on a broad range of topics such as behaviour, AfL and ECM. The presentations include clips from Teachers TV programmes and discussion starters to spark debate about good practice. Presentations are free to download and can be customised to suit the priorities of individual schools.

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Primary CPD presentations

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This presentation contains clips and discussion starters on the following aspects of leadership in primary schools:
  • Involving parents in urban schools (clip 1)
  • Distributive leadership (clip 2)
  • How to save money on local authority contracts (clip 3)
  • Teaching about cultural diversity in small rural schools (clip 4)
  • Black and ethnic minority leadership (clip 5)
  • The Children's Plan and multi-agency coordination (clip 6)
Primary Leadership 1: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 245,236kb)
This presentation contains clips and discussion starters on the following aspects of work/life balance:
  • An NQT needs to spend less time on her work (clip 1)
  • A KS2 teacher over-prepares for lessons (clip 2)
  • A reception teacher wants to make room for hobbies (clip 3)
  • Drama about a young teacher recovering from a nervous breakdown (clip 4)
  • Admin staff consider time-saving strategies (clip 5)
  • Adjusting the school hours to avoid the rush hour (clip 6)
Primary Work/Life Balance: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 238,917kb)
This presentation contains clips and discussion starters cover the following aspects of history teaching at Key Stage 2:
  • The Tudors – exploring Tudor values (clip 1), and using ICT to learn about Henry VIII (clip 2)
  • The Greeks – a cross-curricular approach (clip 3)
  • Using artefacts to study Victorian Britain (clip 4)
  • Local history – interviewing local people (clip 5)
  • World War II – an original approach to storytelling and empathy (clip 6)
Primary History: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 238,729kb)
This presentation contains clips and discussion starters on key issues in primary geography teaching, including: local studies, speaking and listening, learning outside the classroom, and the use of ICT:
  • Years 1/2 - Thinking about the seaside (clip 1)
  • Year 4 – Weather: data gathering and presentation (clip 2)
  • Year 4 – Making maps (clip 3)
  • Year 4 – Geography and animal habitats (clip 4)
  • Years 5/6 – Rivers and erosion (clip 5)
  • Year 6 – Studying the local area (clip 6)
Primary Geography: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 233,099kb)
This presentation contains clips and discussion starters on the following aspects of literacy at KS2:
  • Developing boys' writing (clip 1)
  • Literacy and enjoyment at KS2 (clip 2)
  • Innovative grammar teaching (clip 3)
  • Literacy across the curriculum (clip 4)
  • Literacy and EAL (clip 5)
  • A look at a Finnish literacy lesson (clip 6)
Primary Literacy 2: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 248,591kb)
This presentation includes clips and discussion starters on different Assessment for Learning strategies from Year 1 to Year 6:
  • Year 1 – AfL and story-writing (clip 1)
  • Year 2 – AfL in a writing context (clip 2)
  • Year 2 – AfL in an EAL context (clip 3)
  • Year 3 – Assessing children's understanding of objectives in maths (clip 4)
  • Year 6 – AfL in a science context (clip 5)
  • Year 6 – AfL in a poetry context (clip 6)
Primary Assessment for Learning: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 249,120kb)
This presentation contains clips and discussion starters on the following aspects of literacy at KS1:
  • Early introduction to story (clip 1) and synthetic phonics (clip 2)
  • Literacy in the multilingual school (clips 3 and 4)
  • Reading Recovery (clip 5)
  • Guided writing (clip 6)
Primary Literacy 1: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 251,180kb)
This presentation contains clips and discussion starters on each of the five ECM outcomes and an additional clip on the issue of bullying:
  • Stay safe (clip 1)
  • Be healthy (clip 2)
  • Enjoy and achieve (clip 3)
  • Achieve economic well-being (clip 4)
  • Make a positive contribution (clip 5)
  • Bullying (clip 6)
Primary Every Child Matters: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 239,828kb)
The presentation includes clips on:
  • Supporting classroom learning (clips 1 and 2)
  • Whole school issues - TAs and special educational needs (clip 3), TAs' creative contribution to school activities (clip 4), and a TA role in peer mediation and conflict resolution (clip 5)
  • Becoming an HLTA (clip 6)
Primary TAs: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 226,555kb)
The presentation contains clips on:
  • Key Stage 1
    • Enquiry-based learning (clip 1)
    • Teaching place value (clip 2)
    • A look at a maths lesson in a Hungarian kindergarten (clip 3)
  • Key Stage 2
    • Teaching fractions (clip 4)
    • Number problem-solving (clip 5)
    • The role of ICT in maths (clip 6)
Primary Maths 1: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 237,286kb)
The presentation contains clips on:
  • Years 1 and 2 – Moving from SATs to active assessment (clip 1)
  • Years 1 and 2 – Tracking pupil progress (clip 2)
  • Year 3 – Effective questioning and the role of the TA (clip 3)
  • Year 4 – The role of the times tables (clip 4)
  • Year 6 – Confidence with subtraction (clip 5)
  • Years 5 and 6 – Real contexts for maths (clip 6)
Primary Maths 2: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 228,499kb)
This presentation contains clips and discussion starters relating to two broad areas of inclusion:
  • General inclusion issues
    • Pupil mobility (clip 1)
    • Traveller children (clip 2)
    • Looked-after children (clip 3)
    • social cohesion (clip 4)
  • EAL
    • Assessing speaking (clip 5)
    • EAL children in a rural setting (clip 6)
Primary Inclusion: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 252,037kb)
This presentation contains clips and discussion starters on four important aspects of performance management:
  • Using in-school resources for CPD (clip 1)
  • Using lesson observation and feedback (clips 2 and 3)
  • Interpreting Professional Standards – establishing constructive relationships with children (clip 4) and establishing a purposeful learning environment (clip 5)
  • The role of the AST (clip 6)
Primary Performance Management 1: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 246,900kb)
This presentation contains clips and discussion starters on the following topics in primary MFL:
  • Making a start with staff who are inexperienced in MFL (clips 1 and 2)
  • Different teaching strategies (clips 3 and 4)
  • Bringing native speakers into school (clip 5)
  • Linking with a local secondary school (clip 6)
Primary MFL: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 243,847kb)
The presentation contains clips and discussion starters on:
  • Classroom management (clips 1 and 2)
  • Behaviour and Special Educational Needs (clip 3)
  • Behaviour challenges faced by NQTs (clip 4)
  • Contrasting whole school approaches – assertive discipline and transactional analysis (clips 5 and 6)
Primary Behaviour: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 231,018kb)
This presentation contains clips and discussion starters on the following aspects of primary ICT:
  • Early Years/KS1
    • The role of ICT in literacy (clip 1)
    • The teacher's use of ICT in PE (clip 2)
    • The role of ICT in literacy (clip 3)
  • Key Stage 2
    • Maths (clip 4)
    • Science (clip 5)
    • History (clip 6)
Primary ICT: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 230,713kb)
This presentation contains clips and discussion starters on the following aspects of KS1 science:
  • Life processes and living things
    • Dancing in science (clip 1)
    • Plants for our food – pupil observation (clip 2)
    • Medicines (clip 3)
  • Physical processes
    • Light (clip 4)
    • Pushing and pulling (clip 5)
    • Outdoor learning (clip 6)
Primary Science 1: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 238,375kb)
This presentation contains clips and discussion starters relating to the following aspects of classroom management:
  • Small-group work (clip 1)
  • Carpet-time (clip 2)
  • Working with TAs and other support staff in the classroom (clip 3)
  • Behaviour outside the classroom (clip 4)
  • Transitions during the day (clip 5)
  • Maintaining a reasonable work/life balance (clip 6)
Primary NQTs: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 239,168kb)
This presentation contains clips and discussion starters on the following aspects of KS2 science:
  • Physical processes
    • Investigating sound (clip 1)
    • Learning about electricity (clip 2)
    • Investigating friction (clip 3)
  • Living things
    • Measuring hands and height (clip 4)
  • Materials
    • Investigating a crime (clip 5)
    • Exploring properties of materials (clip 6)
Primary Science 2: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 225,613kb)
This presentation contains clips and discussion starters on the following aspects of working with parents:
  • Involving parents (clip 1)
  • Targeting fathers (clip 2)
  • Activities and classes for parents (clip 3)
  • Parents create classroom resources (clip 4)
  • Involving parents during Early Years (clip 5)
  • Communicating with the parents of children with SEN (clip 6)
Primary Parents: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 240,126kb)

Secondary CPD presentations

We welcome your feedback on how you plan to make use of these CPD presentations

This presentation contains clips and discussion starters on the following aspects of work/life balance:
  • A new head of department balances work and a young family (clip 1)
  • A TA wants to stop working through his breaks (clip 2)
  • A part-time RE teacher is effectively working full-time (clip 3)
  • A business manager must learn to delegate (clip 4)
  • An ICT teacher has created a time-saving 'homework by email' system (clip 5)
  • A headteacher tries to reduce his stress levels (clip 6)
Secondary Work/Life Balance: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 240,098kb)
This presentation contains clips and discussion starters relating to the following aspects of secondary history:
  • Skills
    • Causal reasoning (clip 1)
    • Testing hypotheses - the Cuban Missile Crisis (clip 2)
  • Black history in the Elizabethan period (clip 3)
  • Improving results in GCSE History (clip 4)
  • Local history in Nottinghamshire (clip 5)
  • International comparison - teaching World War II in Russia (clip 6)
Secondary History: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 277,431kb)
This presentation contains clips and discussion starters on the following leadership issues in secondary schools:
  • Every Child Matters – a 'Team Around the Child' (clip 1)
  • Extended services (clip 2)
  • School finances (clip 3)
  • Literacy across the curriculum (clip 4)
  • Black and ethnic minority leadership (clip 5)
  • Retaining staff (clip 6)
Secondary Leadership 1: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 251,119kb)
This presentation contains clips and discussion starters on the following aspects of secondary geography:
  • Learning outside the classroom – a trip to the Lake District (clip 1)
  • Fair Trade through role play (clip 2)
  • Climate change (clip 3)
  • Local geography (clip 4)
  • Developing thinking skills in geography (clip 5)
  • Using ICT (clip 6)
Secondary Geography: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 237,936kb)
This presentation contains clips and discussion starters on AfL strategies in six curriculum areas:
  • Key Stage 3
    • MFL – Four AfL techniques (clip 1)
    • PE – Using video (clip 2)
    • Maths – 'Traffic lights' and 'no hands up' (clip 3)
    • EAL – A self-assessment bar chart (clip 4)
  • Key Stage 4
    • English – Using the GCSE grades criteria (clip 5)
    • Science – The role of ICT in self-evaluation (clip 6)
Secondary Assessment for Learning: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 258,577kb)
This presentation contains clips and discussion starters on each of the five ECM outcomes, and an additional clip on the issue of bullying:
  • Stay safe (clip 1)
  • Be healthy (clip 2)
  • Enjoy and achieve (clip 3)
  • Achieve economic well-being (clip 4)
  • Make a positive contribution (clip 5)
  • Bullying (clip 6)
Secondary Every Child Matters: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 248,860kb)
This presentation contains clips and discussion starters on:
  • Graphs – Assessment for Learning (clip 1), quadratic equations (clip 2) and teaching technique (clip 3)
  • Algebra - through juggling (clip 4) and using a number line (clip 5)
  • International comparison – with Finland (clip 6)
Secondary Maths 2: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 248,645kb)
This presentation contains clips and discussion starters on:
  • Geometry - Dynamic geometry software (clip 1), bearings (clip 2), investigating pi (clip 3), and vectors (clip 4)
  • Data handling - Students collecting their own data (clips 5 and 6)
Secondary Maths 1: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 248,645kb)
The presentation contains clips on:
  • Working in a subject area – Science (clip 1)
  • Working in the broader school context – EAL (clip 2), co-ordinating planning (clip 3) and literacy (clip 4)
  • Sharing good practice – with an award-winning TA (clip 5) and through peer assessment (clip 6)
Secondary TAs: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 236,685kb)
The presentation contains clips on:
  • Biology – a digestion demonstration (clip 1)
  • Chemistry – a demonstration on making methane fireballs (clip 2), and a creative project to help lower ability students to understand the periodic table (clip 3)
  • Physics – an electrostatics demonstration using the Van de Graaff generator (clip 4), an experiment with air bubbles (clip 5), and a lesson on hard-to-teach concepts in electricity (clip 6)
Secondary Science 1: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 202,197kb)
The presentation contains clips on:
  • Biology – the making of a student film on xenotransplantation (clip 1), and a school where they propagate orchids (clip 2)
  • Chemistry – a demonstration of extreme reactions from group one of the periodic table (clip 3), and demonstrations of exothermic and endothermic reactions (clip 4)
  • Physics – girls talk about their feelings towards physics as a subject (clip 5), and a demonstration on forces involving a ‘magic box’ (clip 6)
Secondary Science 2: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 222,890kb)
This presentation contains clips and discussion starters relating to two broad areas of inclusion:
  • General inclusion issues
    • Underachieving boys (clip 1)
    • Looked-after children (clip 2)
    • Peer mediation (clip 3)
  • EAL
    • Including refugees (clip 4)
    • The role of literacy in EAL (clip 5)
    • A whole school approach (clip 6)
Secondary Inclusion: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 245,085kb)
This presentation contains clips and discussion starters on the following aspects of performance management:
  • The roles of CPD leader, head of department and teacher in the performance management process (clip 1)
  • Using lesson observation and feedback (clips 2, 3 and 4)
  • Interpreting professional standards - establishing constructive relationships with children (clip 5) and designing learning sequences within lessons (clip 6)
Secondary Performance Management 1: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 246,097kb)
This presentation contains clips and discussion starters on the following aspects of performance management:
  • Lesson observation and the feedback process (clips 1 and 2)
  • Assessment for Excellent Teacher status (clips 3 and 4)
  • Review meetings – the role of the reviewer (clip 5) and the review meeting (clip 6)
Secondary Performance Management 2: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 233,805kb)
This presentation contains clips and discussion starters on the following topics in secondary MFL:
  • A 'vocational' focus (clips 1 and 2)
  • Fast-tracking students for a GCSE (clip 3)
  • The role of ICT within MFL (clip 4)
  • Teaching MFL in single-sex groups (clip 5)
  • KS2/3 transition - differentiating Year 7 lessons (clip 6)
Secondary MFL: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 223,127kb)
This presentation contains clips and discussion starters, covering the following aspects of NQTs' work:
  • Classroom management and teaching
    • Talking too much (clip 1)
    • Using praise effectively (clip 2)
    • Teaching style (clip 3)
  • Managing the workload
    • Using PPA time (clip 4)
    • Surviving the first year (clip 5)
    • Getting the most out of parents evening (clip 6)
Secondary NQTs: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 245,210kb)
This presentation contains clips and discussion starters on the following aspects of English and media teaching:
  • KS3 Shakespeare
    • Drama techniques for Richard III (clip 1)
    • Innovative approaches to Macbeth (clip 2)
  • Poetry
    • Teaching Island Man (clip 3)
    • The 'Developing Tray' programme (clip 4)
  • Improving GCSE results
    • Peer mentoring and early entry (clip 5)
    • Single-sex grouping (clip 6)
Secondary English and Media 2: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 251,051kb)
This presentation contains clips and discussion starters on the following aspects of English and media teaching:
  • Literature
    • Pre-1914 fiction (clip 1)
    • A visiting author (clip 2)
  • Media
    • Computer games (clip 3)
    • Writing in role as journalists (clip 4)
  • Grammar
    • Subordinate clauses and connectives (clip 5)
    • Complex sentences (clip 6)
Secondary English and Media 1: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 262,395kb)
This presentation contains clips and discussion starters on the following aspects of coaching and mentoring:
  • Coaching
    • Training to be a coach (clip 1)
    • Lesson observation and coaching (clip 2)
    • The GROW model (clip 3)
    • The role of the coach (clip 4)
  • Mentoring
    • The role of the mentor (clip 5)
    • Second and third year teachers as mentors (clip 6)
Secondary Coaching and Mentoring: CPD leaders presentation (Zip 244,732kb)

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At Stratton Primary school, deputy head teacher Sammy Saville teachers her Year 4 class about characterisation, by getting them to become character detectives.

Sammy creates character cases for each table, which contain a series of clues about a character. The clues maybe anything from pictures, words, and symbols to silhouettes. They are used to encourage pupils to use their imaginations and decide who is in their box. In this lesson.

After the pupils learn how to work with the clues, they dress up as detectives, and explore their cases, and write their ideas on a worksheet.

The characters they create will then be incorporated into stories. At the end of the lesson, Sammy gets the groups to feedback their ideas to the whole class.