Welcome to the Highbury Staff CPD page.

Here you can find lots of useful resources and links, from support with Microsoft Teams to health & wellbeing advice.

Microsoft Teams Training

Online Delivery Guides

Learning Resources

There are lots of learning resources available to help you deliver your lessons online. The awarding bodies are proving a lot of help but here are some other links that give you a range of useful resources.

Lots of free resources for hair, construction, IT and health & social care: https://www.jisc.ac.uk/learning-and-research-resources

This site is good for creating a quick word searches for students to do if you want them to learn key words: https://thewordsearch.com/

Educational games: http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/brainsmart/games/

Great site with lots of resources: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/online-tutoring

Automotive resources: https://www.electude.com/

Advice for delivering apprenticeships: https://www.cityandguilds.com/

A range of really useful videos to support online delivery: https://www.youtube.com/user/TEDEducation

Quizzes and games: https://www.macmillandictionary.com/

Maths and English

Maths and English resources: http://www.gojimo.com/

A series of short films designed with the English Language GCSE curriculum in mind: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/gcse-english-language/zdhmcqt

Great online games to develop maths skills: https://www.oxfordcollege.ac/news/best-online-gcse-maths-games/

Maths: https://www.themathsfactor.com/

Continuing Professional Development

You may want to use this time to do some CPD. There are some great free online courses on the following sites:

Encouraging your learners to engage with online delivery: https://youtu.be/X2ByD8wDOgo

A range of different courses and webinars: https://uklearns.pearson.com/

Health and Wellbeing

It’s vital that we all look after our mental health and wellbeing. Below are some useful resources and links:

Pearson’s Mindfulness webinar: https://youtu.be/zDHCKN5z1qE

Mindfulness video: https://youtu.be/L8TmL6l_Wd8

Lots of useful resources and advice here: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

A guide to dealing with anxiety and worry: https://www.psychologytools.com/assets/covid-19/guide_to_living_with_worry_and_anxiety_amidst_global_uncertainty_en-gb.pdf

A Wellbeing Action Plan to help you look after your mental health: https://74fa8c0e-59f4-4e39-806a-f511b0f9fadb.filesusr.com/ugd/b5791d_c659f0f7fa4248ac90c17d5b786f1953.pdf

Useful Apps

The following apps are for self-care and anxiety:

  • Wysa* is an emotionally intelligent chatbot which employs research-backed, widely used techniques such as CBT, DBT, Yoga and meditation, to support users with stress, anxiety, sleep, loss and a whole range of other mental health and wellness needs.
  • Your.MD is a health tracker and symptom checker powered by Artificial Intelligence, which has been developed by doctors and data scientists. It provides instant personalised health information and services, whenever and wherever it’s needed, for free.
  • eQuoo* is an evidence-based Emotional Fitness Game, combining the excitement and joy of gaming and the expertise of mental health professionals to provide a new form of mobile prevention and therapy for young adults 18-28-years old.

(* may involve in-app purchase)

NHS has an app library and there are a number of Apps that are free that link to stress, anxiety, self-harm and other mental health related support here: https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/filter/?categories=Mental health&prices=Free

Other support is available through well-known national charities:

Your GP or GPs out of hours service

Samaritans
(18+ confidential listening service open 24/7)

Tel: 116 123
Email: jo@samaritans.org

Mind
(info line open 9am - 6pm, 7 days a week)

Tel:0300 123 3393
Email: info@mind.org.uk
Text: 86463

CASS Self Injury Helpline for Women
(Freephone, Mon- Thurs evenings, 7-10pm)
Tel: 0808 800 8088