Science Learning Partnership

Southend, Essex & Thurrock Science Learning Partnership

The Science Learning Partnership (SLP) provides quality, subject-specific Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and support for primary, secondary & FE across Southend, Essex & Thurrock. We are part of a network of SLPs and other support for schools that is managed by STEM Learning.

They are part of a network of SLPs and other support for schools that is managed by STEM Learning. 

For further information:s.burns@setsa.info
ttps://www.setsa.info/2244/about-the-slp

CPD from the Science Learning Partnership

Primary & Secondary STEM Careers

Assessment and progression in primary science

Starts 18/05/2022 

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.

In this twilight session we will identify how you can integrate and embed assessment practices into your science teaching. 

https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/497921/assessment-and-progression-primary-science  

Primary Science Network - Physics Misconceptions: Teaching the Tricky Bits

07/06/2022 16:00 

At our termly network meeting for Summer 2022 the focus will be on some of the Physics units in the primary curriculum for those who might be looking to improve their understanding in this particular area of science.

The session will aim to build confidence by considering a selection of physics ideas; those where misconceptions arise or where describing the scientific concepts is a challenge. We'll discuss the science and suggest ways to teach these topics in class.
Booking link:
https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/497323/primary-science-network-southend-essex-thurrock

Developing your Primary Science Curriculum using the Ofsted Framework
(2 sessions)

SESSION ONE: Science Subject Leadership - Progression and Assessment 23/05/22

  • What does progression look like?
  • How can I evidence progression
  • How can formative assessment support progression?

Book your place on Session One  

SESSION TWO: Science Subject Leadership - Monitoring & Preparing for Deep Dives
30/06/22

  • What should I look for when monitoring science?
  • What questions should I to ask children about their learning?

Book your place on Session Two

Secondary & FE 

Stretch and challenge of pupils in science

Starts 05/05/2022

This course outlines how to develop teaching and curriculum design to stretch and challenges pupils in science. Participants will gain an understanding of what stretch and challenge should look like based on evidence from Ofsted and research. Participants will develop a tool kit of strategies to support teaching and will reflect on how curriculum design can help to stretch and challenge learners. 

https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/506588/ep1423-stretch-and-challenge-pupils-science  

Chemistry Teachers' Network meeting

Starts 19/05/2022 

This is a chance for collaboration with your peers so you can share information and develop as a teacher. Expert consultants will help you identify priority issues in teaching and learning and professional development. You will be able to develop solutions, drawing on the expertise within the group. This strengthening of informal school-to-school support will create an effective network of information, advice and guidance. 

https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/502570/chemistry-teachers-network-meeting  


Physics Teachers' Network meeting

Physics network meeting 9th June 15:45-16:45
This is a chance for collaboration with your peers so you can share information and develop as a teacher.

Meeting Agenda:

  1. Documenting and designing your Physics curriculum 
  2. Identifying effective aspects of remote learning that can add to your curriculum
  3. Dealing with over generous TAG’s in your new year 12 intake!
  4. How can the STEM learning network help you/your department
  5. AOB’s & Focus for the next network meeting agreed

https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/502001/physics-teachers-network-meeting
 

Strengthening Practical Work in Biology

13/06/22  13:00   Westcliff High School for Girls

In this face to face session we will explore strategies for teaching topics across the biology curriculum and develop an understanding of how practical work can be made more relevant and effective. There will be hands-on opportunities to explore interesting and creative approaches to new and familiar practical techniques using a range of resources, publications and ICT applications to make students learning more effective.
A Teacher Release payment is available for attending this course - please contact your local Science Learning Partnership to find out more: e.emmerton@setsa.info

Booking link:
https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/497714/strengthening-practical-work-biology

 
Using the Ofsted research review in science to move your curriculum towards excellence

29/06/22  13:00  Westcliff High School for Girls

Following the publication of the Ofsted Research Review: Science in 2021, this course is designed to enable participants to review their curriculum against the key messages. The course will highlight the key findings and provide a facilitated forum for sharing ideas with peers. Participants will work together, evaluating their curriculum against Ofsted's findings and planning next steps in the development of their curriculum.
A Teacher Release payment is available for attending this course - please contact your local Science Learning Partnership to find out more: e.emmerton@setsa.info

Booking link:
https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/511612/using-ofsted-research-review-science-move-your-curriculum-towards-excellence

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