CPD Sessions

Showcase Event
SpaceConference24Wednesday, 11th February 2015
National Space Centre, Leicester, 4.30pm - 6.30pm

The National Space Academy's programmes have all been developed by a network of scientists working with current outstanding science teachers seconded to the Academy ("Lead Educators") to ensure maximum relevance to the curriculum and individual schools' needs. 

This showcase event will highlight how the programme works and includes a FREE CPD session delivered by Sophie Allan (National Space Academy Lead Physics Teacher) at he National Space Centre, Leicester. Local schools and colleges, local authorities education business partnerships and other interested parties are all welcome.

If you would like to book a place on the FREE event or for more information, please contact the National Space Academy Administration Team via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or 01162 582147.


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The National Space Academy's intensive CPD events are delivered at the National Space Centre in Leicester, the Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire, and schools across the country by a network of outstanding Lead Educators, sharing a large range of inspiring, curriculum-focused hands-on activities, teaching ideas, and access to electronic resources that can be  immediately implemented in the classroom.

Bespoke CPD Sessions
If your school, academy, or trust has specific training requirements the National Space Academy is able to tailor CPD support to suit you. Bespoke sessions can be delivered on-site at the institutions which request them, or at one of our partner sites.  For further details please contact us.

 Search CPD courses by subject below or look at our key dates

Twilight Rosetta Mission CPD

4November 2014 - March 2015

Various locations

Our twilight CPD sessions are designed to make our training more accessible to teachers constrained by time, and thanks to STFC funding for Rosetta Education and Outreach we are able to offer places on these courses free of charge

Read more: Twilight Rosetta Mission CPD

Non-Specialist Physics CPD

2Wednesday, 3rd June 2015

National Space Centre, Leicester

"Space" and the physics curriculum – it's so much more than just the orbits of the planets or the ultimate fate of the Universe. Contexts from space science can be successfully used for teaching topics as diverse as gravity, phases of matter and even the physics behind the motor effect.

Read more: Non-Specialist Physics CPD

Chemistry CPD

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Tuesday 16th June 2015

The National Space Centre, Leicester 9.30am - 3.30pm

This session will enable teachers of chemistry to explore a range of ideas for teaching topics across the chemistry curriculum and develop an understanding of how practical work can be made more relevant and effective using the inspirational context of Martian exploration. There will be hands-on opportunities to explore interesting and creative approaches to new and familiar practical techniques using a range of resources, publications and ICT applications.

Read more: Chemistry CPD

To find out more about our CPD sessions and teacher conferences, please contact us.


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