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PRIMARY COURSES

Developing the role of the primary science subject leader

Good subject leadership has a positive impact on the quality of science teaching in primary schools. You will explore a range of strategies to audit and lead science in your school, understand your role more fully and be able to identify and promote effective primary science. Gain a deeper understanding of the aims of the curriculum, develop your own subject knowledge and identify the role subject leaders’ play in developing a whole school approach to teaching science for KS1 and KS2.

Dates:
Sess 1: Friday 17th October 2017
Sess 2: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Sess 3: Wednesday 20th June 2018

Duration: 1.30 - 4.30pm (all sessions)

Location: St Clement Danes, Chorleywood Herts WD3 6EW

Total activity fee: £150

Book now at https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/379804/developing-role-primary-science-subject-leader

Leading professional development in primary science education (LPDE)

This course is designed to equip primary school teachers with the skills to become an effective facilitator of subject specific CPD. It explores in detail the research and ideas about what makes effective CPD. These three twilights are essential for colleagues who wish to facilitate courses for National STEM Learning and offer support for other schools.

Dates:
Sess 1: Wednesday 18th October 2017
Sess 2: Thursday 30th November 2017
Sess 3: Wednesday 10th January 2018

Duration: 1.30 - 4.30pm

Location: St Clement Danes, Chenies road, Chorleywood, Herts WD3 6EW

Total activity fee: £150

Book now at https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/379833/leading-professional-development-primary-science-education

Making powerful connections between primary literacy and science

Explore the curriculum links between science and literacy and how to develop literacy skills to improve the quality of children’s written explanations in science.

Date: Wednesday 15th November 2017

Duration: 09.30 - 3.30pm

Location: Bovingdon Primary Academy, High Street, Herts HP3 0HL

Activity fee: £160

Book now at https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/397840/making-powerful-connections-between-primary-literacy-and-science

Assessment and Progression in Primary Science

Evidence shows that effective Assessment for Learning (AfL) leads to raised attainment. Now that formal recording of levels has been removed, you need to be secure in your understanding of how to make judgements about children’s achievements and progress.

Date: Friday 16th March 2018

Duration: 9.30 - 3.30pm

Location: Bovingdon Primary Academy, High Street, Herts HP3 0HL

Activity fee: £160

Book now at https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/396992/assessment-and-progression-primary-science

Working Scientifically in the Primary Curriculum

Pupils are enthused and motivated when they are involved in planning their own enquiries and when they can see the relevance of them to their everyday life. You will explore a range of techniques to draw out their ideas and develop strategies to inspire and incorporate these ideas into your science lessons.

Date: Wednesday 9th May 2018

Duration: 09.30 - 3.30pm

Location: Bovingdon Primary Academy, High Street, Herts HP3 0HL

Activity fee: £160

Book now at https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/397031/working-scientifically-primary-curriculum

 

SECONDARY COURSES

Leading development in your science department

This course is designed for science teachers who have the opportunity to lead change in their department. If you are a science curriculum leader or in a position of lead practitioner in your science department and you want to improve the student outcomes in science, then this course is for you.

The initial session will be to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your department and decide the area that you most want to develop.

The sequence of three afternoon sessions, with gap tasks, will help you to evaluate the effectiveness of different approaches to enable you to deliver sustained improvements in your department.

Dates:
Sess 1: Friday 29th September 2017 (2 - 3.30pm)
Sess 2: Wednesday 15th November 2017
Sess 3: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Sess 4: Wednesday 4th July 2018

Duration: 1.30 - 4.30pm (except session 1)

Location: St Clement Danes, Chorleywood Herts WD3 6EW

Total activity fee: £150

Book now at https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/399533/leading-development-your-science-department

Teaching great physics

Explore active learning approaches to the most challenging content in key stage 3 and key stage 4 physics courses and develop your teaching methods to improve student understanding. You will be given really useful resources to support your teaching.

The course will be delivered by a former Head of Physics, a current SLE and an experienced classroom practitioner who has a record of teaching excellent physics.

Dates:
Sess 1: Tuesday 5th December 2017 and
Sess 2: Thursday 1st February 2018

Duration: 1.30 - 4.30pm (both sessions)

Location: St Clement Danes, Chenies Road, Chorleywood Herts WD3 6EW

Total activity fee: £100

Book now at https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/379872/teaching-great-physics

Helping students to develop their literacy skills in science

If your students understand the science but can’t understand the questions, this is the course for you! We will support you in responding to the increased literacy demands of the National Curriculum. Throughout this course you will develop strategies to ensure that your students have the skills to be effective, independent learners who have a range of literacy skills, not only for their exams but for their futures.

Date: Wednesday 24th January 2018

Duration: 09.30 - 3.30pm

Location: St Clement Danes, Chorleywood Herts WD3 6EW

Activity fee: £150

Book now at https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/376339/enhancing-literacy-skills-science

FULL DETAILS OF THE ABOVE COURSES ARE ON THE PDF ATTACHMENTS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

If there is anything that you would like us to do that would enable you to support the teaching and learning of Science in your school then please contact Paula Moore at:

enquiries@hertsandbuckstsa.co.uk