Live Online Professional Development

Live Online Professional Development (LOPD) is a programme of innovative online courses, designed to enable teachers to teach A level Mathematics and A level Further Mathematics with confidence.

Courses are delivered using a web-based platform that allows participants to collaborate online in real time. The courses aim both to cover subject content common to all current specifications and to facilitate the exchange of teaching ideas. Rather than attending a one or two day course away from school or college, delegates will use the internet to meet weekly online.

Our courses offer between 2 and 10 online sessions with an experienced tutor, each between 60 and 90 minutes in length and delivered to small groups of teachers allowing opportunities for interaction and discussion. Courses are scheduled after the school day, usually at 16:30 or 18:30.

From Autumn 2016, scheduled courses will be focussed on content for the new A levels in Maths and Further Maths from Sep 2017. Modular courses may still be requested via our expression of interest form (see below) and will be scheduled if there is sufficient demand.

Details including dates, times and course fees can be found by following the link to more information for each course in the table below.

  • Support page for users of LOPD online classrooms
  • Frequently asked questions about LOPD
  • How to get the best out of your online course
  • Advice on how to handwrite on the online shared whiteboard – what do you need?
  • Online booking form

  • LOPD Course Schedules

    Title Description Start date Info

    To book a place please submit an online booking form. Places are limited on each course and early applications are encouraged to avoid disappointment.

    *This course has started. Late applications will be processed as quickly as possible but we cannot guarantee that this will be completed in time for connection to the next scheduled session.

    If your chosen course is not listed or is fully booked then please submit a request by registering your expression of interest.

    Online courses are typically offered twice a year; scheduled in the Autumn (Oct – Feb) and Spring (Feb – June). However, we will increase the number of courses to meet demand. If the courses listed above do not meet your specific needs, it may be possible to provide a bespoke online course. To request support please submit your expression of interest.

    Contact: The CPD team on 01225 716494 or alternatively email [email protected].

    Feedback from Participants

    “I was pleasantly surprised at how smoothly the technology worked, making it feel interactive and allowing for questions and contributions from the people on the course. I would strongly recommend this method of staff development to anyone.”

    “I was unable to attend a couple of sessions, but found it invaluable that a recording of the lesson was e-mailed to me, allowing me to watch it later and catch up.”

    “Nine hours of information and practical hints and tips, great value! And you save the planet by not travelling. It's got to be the way forward.”

    “Spreading the content out over time gives you time to reflect on what you have been taught.”

    “Excellent refresher course with guidance and clear teaching. Thank you.”

    “Some of the teachers enrolled had already taught the module at school, but it was appreciated that as a complete beginner, my needs were met. The people delivering the course were well prepared and friendly.”

    “The trainers are brilliant and explain everything really well.”

    “I loved the enthusiasm of the tutors throughout - it is so important to show a passion for your subject.”

    “Excellent training, already looking at the list to sign up to another course.”