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Subject Specific Pedagogy


Click here for full access to OUP's webinar series including English, maths and wellbeing.




Just Imagine Webinars - a series of webinars exploring elements of teaching reading and oracy. Recordings of webinars that have already taken place are here:

Reader's Theatre


An Ear for Reading

Reading Gladiators


Mrs P Teach has published two videos on reading instruction to support professional learning.


Grammar in Context - online course


Jane Oakhill podcast - reading comprehension


Tim Shanahan podcast - The Science of Reading


Jane Considine has produced a series of films which support writing professional development.


Pie Corbett's daily radio blogging show is a great professional development tool for writing.


James Clements' virtual classroom consists of a series of 5 webinars which explore key aspects of English teaching. Each session will introduce some big ideas based on research, will consider the practical implications for teachers and schools and will then share links to free resources and further reading.

View the first webinar recording (decoding, comprehension and fluency) here and the second (building a reading culture) here.


An OUP course on encouraging book talk in the school library - great for all support staff and teachers.


An OUP course on exploring books for children: words and pictures


An Introduction to Teaching Phonics


Seneca's online course all about early language development


Voice 21 have released a variety of professional learning opportunities:

For future events, keep an eye on this page.


Herts for Learning English blogs





OUP webinar: The CPA Approach 


Teaching Mathematics Open University course


Mr Barton Maths podcast


A series of videos on using manipulatives in maths




An Open University course on primary science


Reach Out science CPD


Explorify has free online CPD with STEM learning all about teaching primary science. They are packed with practical ideas to inspire curiosity and support scientific enquiry. 


STEM online CPD


Primary Science Trust CPD units





Teach Computing




The Historical Association has released a module about using archives in the Primary classroom.


The Historical Association




National Geographic's free online courses equip teachers with powerful tools to transform their classrooms.


The Geographical Association

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