Professional Learning Resources

There is a real appetite among teachers for high quality CPD during the lockdown period.  As your teaching school we are working hard to ensure the CPD available to you is easy and accessible and most importantly all in one handy place. We appreciate that many teachers are currently grappling with technology plus possibly their own children at home so we have not simply moved our entire live CPD offer to a virtual offer. We believe nothing beats face to face CPD but we also know people want to make the most of any professional learning time they do have.

With this in mind we have created one place with lots of CPD available to you:


researchEDhome – Tom Bennett and the researchED team have put together researchEDhome.  Many of the brightest and the best thinkers in education will be sharing a video presentation, everyday of the summer term at 11am.  The schedule and links can be found here.


CPD Connect Up – The Teacher Development Trust have organised this to provide teachers with the opportunity to catch up and discuss aspects of educational research.  It involves some mini presentations as well as the opportunity to chat about it via zoom.  The schedule and details can be found here.


The Chartered College of Teaching – The Chartered College have done a fantastic job of collating a huge number of really useful links to articles about distance teaching and learning.  See here.


Education Endowment Foundation – The EEF have a number of online resources which are great sources of CPD.


Seneca – Seneca have a number of online courses available, including their incredibly popular  ‘Dual Coding Course‘ by Oliver Caviglioli. They also have a YouTube Channel, with some online tutorials.


Subject Knowledge – If you are looking to use this time to improve your subject knowledge, a number of organisations are providing free online courses:


Podcasts – There are some fantastic educational podcasts out there.  Here are a few of our favourites:


Reading – A number of free and very good research papers can be downloaded here.  Similarly, we there is a huge archive of excellent blogs for you to read here.  If you are a fan of ‘Making every lesson count’ the Durrington Research School Team have written ‘Making every distance lesson count’ – available for free here.


Other useful links 






Mental Health

Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families: Advice for professionals working with children and young people during Coronavirus


Research Ed Offer

The best way to find out more is via Twitter – @researchEdhome but if you don’t use Twitter, the link to the Google Doc where updated information is posted is 

All Zoom sessions have now ended but info and recordings will be added to the document as they become available.  


Educational Psychology Reach Out – a new online space where educational psychologists from across the country will share resources in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, initially set up by Southend Educational Psychology Service.  A live stream webinar take place at 8am every morning with 20 minutes from an expert and 10 minutes for a Q&A. The session will be recorded and hosted on You Tube. These sessions aim to provide information for educational psychologists, school staff, parents, carers,children, young people and professionals.  


Bright Futures Educational Trust Psychology and Specialist Outreach (EPSO) Team

The BFET Educational Psychology and Specialist Outreach (EPSO) team have compiled a range of links and resources that may be helpful in supporting children, young people, their families and school staff:



Emerging evidence – Coronavirus and children and young people’s mental health from the Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU) A partnership between UCL and Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families