Ways to access training to support remote learning

April 28, 2020

There are many ways that our Professional Development team can support you in making the most of Purple Mash to support remote and home learning. Our CPD is a great way to kickstart effective use of technology across the whole curriculum – and it can even be taken during lockdown!

Online CPD Session

Your subscription of Purple Mash may well have an inclusive CPD Session, these can be booked to take place online. This will help your whole school get the most out of our resources with a bespoke CPD session, certified by the CPD certification service and delivered by one of our experienced educational consultants. Choose from over 25 topics as a starting point, ranging from using digital resources across your curriculum to data handling, attainment tracking and reporting. Once you've chosen your session, your consultant will happily tailor the session to suit your needs. Training can take place online, at a time to suit you and your staff, the session can also be recorded which gives you an added benefit, as staff will be able to watch it back and remind yourselves of key points/features.


Two schools who have recently received online training gave us this feedback:

The staff in our school have just completed an online CPD session, we had 42 members of staff join us to complete the training.  It was excellent, our trainer talked us through all the areas on Purple Mash and then allowed us time to try the areas so we could see how it would work with our own classes and age groups.  I would definitely recommend having an online CPD session with your staff as it's very hands on and a great opportunity to ask questions as you learn.   E Salisbury Ysgol Llandrillo yn Rhos

We had identified as a school that we wanted Purple Mash training on how to deliver the computing curriculum, and also to introduce some staff who were new to Purple Mash to everything it has to offer. We decided to go ahead with online training rather than wait until we are back at school in case we might be able to use it to support home learning while school is closed as well as putting it to better use when we are back at school. The training session we received definitely achieved this!

There is far more to Purple Mash than any of us realised, and it has hugely enhanced how we are providing home learning for our children during lockdown. I have had several enthusiastic emails from staff since the training telling me they have been sharing learning with their classes through Purple Mash already. The trainer explained everything really clearly and showed us everything from how to inform parents of how their children would be able to log on, to how to set tasks and give feedback to children once they had completed them. We are putting it to use now and will be continuing to do so when back in school.

I also asked the trainer at quite short notice whether we would be able to look at Mini Mash during the session as we had some nursery/foundation stage staff who wanted to attend the online session. They were really pleased with what they were shown and have since all been exploring how they are going to use Mini Mash with their children, which is something they have not done before. Macaulay Primary Academy

To access your inclusive CPD as part of your subscription, or to book and pay for an extra session, please email bookcpd@2simple.com You can find out more about our CPD sessions including the courses covered here.


We have a series of webinars running over the next couple of weeks for both teachers and parents. These webinars are 30 minutes long, they are free and will cover some of the following topics: Serial Mash, Evidence Me, assessing work and getting creative with Art and Design. You can see the full range of webinars and register for them here.

You can also access other webinars we've ever recorded as well as dozens of short tutorial videos on our YouTube channel or the inclusive teacher blog or parent blog within Purple Mash. If there are any webinars that you would like to have available in the future, then please let us know.


Training platform

Teachers can also use our online training platform, the platform currently has 12 different courses, with more being added over the next few weeks.  The courses are self-paced, and teachers can undertake the courses at anytime and anywhere, they are designed to support teachers in using Purple Mash and to enable them to maximise how they use Purple Mash to support learning. The courses are short and focused and include links to extra support and notes, with quiz questions used to assess and reinforce learning.

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Connect sessions are a free 1-1 phone call or screen share a member of our CPD team.

Whether you’re looking for new ideas to help integrate computing in your classroom or need the perfect digital resource for your new topic, we're here to help. Book a call with one of our experienced educators and they will help you make the most out of your 2Simple experience. You can book your Connect session here.

If you have any questions then please get in touch either via email cpd@2simple.com or on Twitter @2SimpleSoftware or @PurpleMash, or on Facebook @2SimpleUK.