Welcome to IdeaStream

The most knowledgeable school leaders and sector experts, and their best practice, right at your fingertips

Featuring 30+ school leaders

30+ inspiring talks

New videos added weekly

What is IdeaStream?

Bitesize CPD videos and streamed live events to help drive positive change in your school

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A growing library of bitesize videos, updated weekly with exciting talks from school leaders experienced in implementing change

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Downloadable summaries of each talk that cover the key points. Plus, editable templates for you to make your own notes specific to your context

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Streamed live events that put you face to face with the experts, where you can ask your questions in the moment

On-demand videos

Inspiring, solution-focused talks from experienced school leaders around the country

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Live events

Virtual live events where you’ll have your questions answered by those in the know

Virtual live event

Getting reasonable adjustments right for pupils with SEND

20-minute talk | 25-minute live Q&A

Join SENDCO and assistant headteacher Aimee Cave, live, to learn how to make practical adjustments for specific needs that are often easy and quick and don’t have to cost the earth.

A firm believer that "every teacher is a teacher of special educational needs," Aimee will share her tips on how to make small changes in the classroom that can have a big impact on the progress, behaviour and happiness of pupils with SEN or disabilities in your primary school.

She'll draw on her experience as the SENDCO of one of the first ADHD-friendly schools in the country, Pocklington Junior School, to guide you through the whole process, from using diagnostics to working with parents, and recommend tried-and-tested adjustments that you can make too.

In this live-streamed event, you'll get an exclusive first view of Aimee's upcoming pre-recorded talk for IdeaStream, and be able to put your own questions to Aimee directly in a live, post-talk Q&A discussion.

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5 ways to support staff wellbeing

20 minutes talk | 25 minutes Q&A

Join headteacher Ben Levinson, live, to hear his 5 ways to support staff wellbeing and get instant answers to your questions on how to implement this in your school.

In this live-streamed event, the headteacher of Kensington Primary School - winner of both a national award for wellbeing and mental health and Primary School of the Year 2020 - will speak from the heart on how to make health and happiness a priority at your school.

You’ll find out how to focus staff time on what really matters and lean on external partnerships so you don't have to do it all yourself.

Ben will also be on hand to answer your questions in a 25-minute Q&A.

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5 tips for high-quality primary maths teaching

20 minutes talk | 25 minutes Q&A

Join Shannen Doherty, live, to learn her 5 tips for high-quality maths teaching and get instant answers to your questions on how to achieve maths excellence in your school.

In this live-streamed event, Shannen - teacher, maths leader and author of ‘100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Maths’ - will share tried-and-tested strategies to help take your subject teaching and leading to the next level.

You’ll learn how to spot gaps in pupil understanding and fill them quickly, and how to make your maths provision brilliant with smart use of concrete resources, curriculum sequencing, and mathematically-rich talk.

Shannen will also be on hand to answer your questions in a 25-minute Q&A.

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Our speakers

The most knowledgeable school leaders and sector experts, and their best practice, right at your fingertips

Get to know some of our speakers below

Sarah Finch

Sarah Finch

Michael Chiles

Michael Chiles

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Shalina Patel

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Sallie Stanton

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Membership gives all of your staff unlimited access to our on-demand videos and events

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IdeaStream

The most knowledgeable school leaders and sector experts, and their best practice, right at your fingertips. Making it easier than ever to access tried-and-tested ideas, wherever you are.

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The materials on IdeaStream empower my staff to drive school improvement forward. It’s accessible for all, at times to suit, which is really important when it comes to staff workload

Carly Wilkins, Headteacher, Wellesley Park Primary School

I can’t pick fault with IdeaStream. It speaks to exactly what I need - I think it’s brilliant!

Richard Tomlinson, Headteacher, East Bridgford St Peter's CofE Academy

I love IdeaStream’s bitesize videos! The last thing teachers need at the end of the day is huge chunks of CPD to digest. It promotes discussion and is a great tool for CPD

Victoria Buckland, Headteacher, Hill View Primary School