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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: Tuesday 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

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

Primary Science Conference

We are thrilled and privileged to have Naomi Hiscock from the  Primary Science Education Consultancy leading our Primary Science Conference in 2018 based around Creative & Challenging Science. Learn how to assess students to challenge and enrich them all.

A packed day full of exciting Science workshops with great opportunities to network with like-minded teachers who will be inspired to improve the teaching and learning of Science. We will be joined by the Bucks Learning Trust, STEM Ambassadors and Subject Specialists.

Fantastic value with a delicious lunch and refreshments included!

Date: Wednesday 13th June 2018

Duration: 09.30 - 3.30pm

Location: St Clement Danes School, Chorleywood WD3 6EW

Activity fee: £99

Book now at https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/418611/primary-science-conference

 

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

How to Teach 1 to 3 at Science GCSE

Explore ways to support your students who are likely to attain grades 1 to 3 at GCSE Science. Facilitated by Ed Walsh, an expert in this field.

Date: Friday 23rd March 2018

Duration: 09.30 - 3.30pm

Location: St Clement Danes School, Chorleywood WD3 6EW

Activity fee: £150

Book now at https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/420130/how-teach-1-3-science-gcse

Secondary Science Teachers & Technicians Conference

Following on from our successful Science Teachers and Technicians Conference last year, we are holding an even bigger and better one this year!

We have some amazing key note speakers - Daisy Christodoulou, Dr Emily Grossman and David Weston (Chief Ex of the Teacher Development Trust) - coming along to fire up your enthusiasm after a hard year’s work! 

This conference is right on your doorstep. We have some fantastic workshops with plenty of time to network and bounce ideas off each other. Perfect end to the academic year for Teachers and Technicians alike.

We will add more information as we get the day planned out.

Date: Friday 29th June 2018

Duration: 09.30 - 3.30pm

Location: St Clement Danes School, Chorleywood WD3 6EW

Activity fee: £75 for each Teacher or Technician

TEACHERS book now at https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/418610/secondary-science-conference-teachers

TECHNICIANS book now at https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/418612/secondary-science-conference-technicians

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

 

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