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

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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. In partnership with the Primary Science Teaching Trust.

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

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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.

LAST SESSION: Wednesday 20th June 2018

Duration: 1.30 - 4.30pm (all sessions)

Location: St Clement Danes, Chorleywood Herts WD3 6EW

Total activity fee: £150

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Teaching Great Chemistry

Learn how specific activities can be used to get across key concepts: use maths skills and develop practical skills in Chemistry.

Shelley Hancock, an experienced Chemistry facilitator, will focus on teaching in the best possible way, the requirements of all major exam board specifications.

The course is suitable for experienced GCSE Chemistry teachers.

Date: Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Duration: 1.30 - 4.30pm

Location: St Clement Danes School, Chorleywood WD3 6EW

Activity fee: £50

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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

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Mastery of Science: Build Your 5 - Year Plan Workshop

Do you need to improve your curriculum, or join KS3 and 4 into a 5-year plan? Arguably the most important change you can make is to reshape your curriculum around key concepts and scientific thinking skills  - the essential content that opens up higher grades at GCSE. Doing this gains you time to teach concepts in depth so that more students can succeed, and helps students remember the facts better by connecting them to bigger ideas.

How do you build a 5-year plan? And what changes to teaching and assessment are needed?

Kickstart your 5-year plan is designed to help you implement your own big ideas curriculum, based on the framework and principles we have developed (called Blueprint). It's a combination of a highly practical workshop aimed at KS3/4 teachers or heads of department, plus all the teaching and assessment materials for you to pilot one Year 7 concept.

The workshop is facilitated by Tony Sherborne and the Mastery Science team, who designed the KS3 Science Syllabus for AQA.

Date: Monday 2nd July 2018

Duration: 9.30 - 3.30pm

Location: Watford Boys Grammar School for Boys, Rickmansworth Road, Watford WD18 7JL

Total activity fee: £169 Early bird price until 27th April then £199.

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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.

LAST SESSION: Wednesday 4th July 2018

Duration: 1.30 - 4.30pm (except session 1)

Location: St Clement Danes, Chorleywood Herts WD3 6EW

Total activity fee: £150

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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: