Science Learning Partnership

The Hampshire & Isle of Wight SLP is led by Saint George Catholic College, supported by the University of Southampton.

Science Learning Partnerships (SLPs) combine local expertise in teaching and learning in science, facilitating CPD and providing school-to-school support. They form a network of 50 Partnerships across the UK and are organised by STEM Learning. More information about the national network of SLPs can be found here.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the vast majority of CPD being delivered currently is remote. From this webpage you are able to download the regional CPD programme, or explore what is on offer this term by navigating the drop down menus. Following the links to the booking page on the stem.org.uk/cpd website will show you the full dates and times of sessions in each course.

Do feel free to contact us directly at any point if you wanted advice over what be most appropriate for you, a colleague or your team. We still have capacity to offer bespoke CPD for teachers or teams of teachers with specific needs or aims - just email us and we can talk you through the options.

All queries should be directed to Mr Euan Douglas, SLP Lead, at edouglas@stgcc.co.uk.

Upcoming Sessions

Primary

Developing Primary Science Leaders

This online session will look at ways we can link up the core subjects of English, Maths and Science.  We will look at activities we can use to ensure students can apply their knowledge and skills of these subjects

14th January 2021  Link to booking

Teaching EYFS Science

This course will provide a manageable approach to planning and delivering EYFS science. Return to the classroom with the tools and confidence to plan and develop effective learning for children in your class. You will explore ways of bringing the EYFS experience to life through practical ideas and discussion tasks.

 Tuesday 19th January 2021   Link to booking

Thursday 25th February 2021  Link to booking

Primary Science TechMeet

Come to this online meeting to share ideas of what has worked well in your classroom, to ask a question or to be inspired to take things back to your own classroom.  If you would like to share an item in this session (up to 5 mins), please email slp@stgcc.co.uk so we can schedule you in!  Look forward to seeing all your amazing ideas.

27th January 2021  Link to booking

Teaching Key Stage 1 Science

Return to school feeling confident about teaching science. This course will provide a manageable approach to planning and teaching primary science in key stage 1 (KS1). You will explore ways of bringing the KS1 curriculum to life through practical ideas and discussion tasks. Carefully planned gap tasks have been designed to help you prepare for the year ahead and enable you to develop effective learning opportunities for the children in your class.

Monday 8th February 2021   Link to booking

Monday 29th March 2021  Link to booking

Teaching Lower KS2 Science

Get ready to return to your classroom with the tools and confidence to plan and enable effective learning for children in your class. You will develop your approaches to planning and teaching primary science in lower KS2 and explore ways to bring the curriculum to life through practical ideas and discussion tasks.

Tuesday 26th January 2021  Link to booking

Wednesday 10th March 2021  Link to booking

Teaching Upper Key Stage 2 Science

Get ready to return to the classroom by gaining the tools and confidence to plan and enable effective learning for your pupils. You will explore ways to bring the KS2 curriculum to life through practical ideas and discussion tasks, as well as how to effectively develop a strategy for dealing with common misconceptions.

Thursday 14th January 2021 Link to booking

Tuesday 23rd February 2021  Link to booking

Back to School Leading Primary Science

On returning to school pupils may have missed some core learning which will require the long-term curriculum map to be adjusted in the short-term. This course supports subject leaders to clearly define the curriculum across the school and enable them to effectively support teachers, implementing it successfully in the classroom.

Tuesday 9th February 2021  Link to booking

Tuesday 23rd March 2021  Link to booking

Back to School Primary Science for NQTs

Be ready in September 2020 with the tools and confidence to plan and enable effective learning for children in your class. On this course you will explore the requirements of the primary science curriculum, improve your subject knowledge, plan exciting lessons and build your confidence in teaching practical science activities.

Monday 25th January 2021  Link to booking

Monday 8th March 2021  Link to booking

Effective Transition between Year 6 and Year 7 in Science

This course will focus on how to establish effective transition between year 6 and year 7 in science. You will have the opportunity to consider the nature and content of the year 6 science curriculum, how to develop creative activities that build on prior learning and how to use diagnostic teaching to identify and address gaps in knowledge and skills. You will also evaluate case studies from a variety of sources that showcase effective strategies, techniques and activities to support transition between year 6 and year 7 in science.

Wednesday 13th January 2021  Link to booking

Wednesday 24th February 2021  Link to booking

STEM Learning Showcase (FREE)

09th March 2021

Link to booking

This session brings together the different parts of STEM Learning’s network working in our region. Teachers will share their experience of taking part in the different programmes and opportunities on offer, and we will show how easy it is for others to have the same experience and impact with their students. This session is aimed at both primary and secondary teachers, whether you have been involved with STEM Learning in the past or not.

 

Secondary

Secondary Science Conference Week

A series of sessions supporting teaching and learning in Secondary Science. Remotely delivered over a week to give teacher flexibility and enable everyone to take part. One price gives access to all five sessions, with presentations available afterwards for those who need to catch up later. This new event is being run by the Science Learning Partnership in collaboration with HIAS.

Monday, 22nd February 2021   Link to booking

Leading a Department that is Working Remotely

This one-off session, aimed at Science Leaders, Line Managers and aspiring leaders aims to share some ideas and strategies on how leaders can lead teams that are working remotely, and support them in delivering the best quality of education possible at the moment.

Tuesday 19th January 2021   Link to booking

Developing Secondary Science Leaders

Building a Great Science Department.

This one-off session, aimed at Science Leaders, Line Managers and aspiring leaders aims to identify what makes a great Science Department. Looking beyond a short-term focus on exam results, we will examine what makes a strong team and how to build and develop one. We will look at how to identify the strengths and areas to develop within the department, and how to balance the short and long term view and planning.

This session will prove useful for those currently in a leadership role, as well as those looking to move up into a leadership role in the future.

Tuesday 12th January 2021  Link to booking

Subject Knowledge Enhancement, KS3 Biology

Designed to support teachers who are non-specialists, you will develop the background subject knowledge required to help planning and teaching biology for key stage 3. Gain the tools and confidence to plan and teach your biology classes effectively. You will explore ways of building student understanding, taking into account misconceptions and common issues in teaching these concepts.

Monday 11th January 2021  Link to booking

Monday 1st March 2021  Link to booking

Subject Knowledge Enhancement, KS4 Biology

This course will provide subject knowledge to help in planning and teaching biology for Key Stage 4 (Coordinated Science and Triple Science) with a focus on the genome, genes and gene expression and cell division. Develop your biology teaching with the tools and confidence to plan and teach effectively, engaging your students and supporting their achievement and attainment. You will be supported to find ways to enhance students’ learning skills. You will explore ways of building student understanding, taking account of preconceptions, misconceptions and common issues in teaching these biology concepts.

Tuesday 9th February 2021  Link to booking

Wednesday 25th March 2021   Link to bookingLink to booking

Subject Knowledge enhancement Biology Triple Science

Explore background subject knowledge to help planning and teaching biology for key stage 4 (Triple Science) with a focus on coordination and control. Start your Triple Science teaching with the tools and confidence to plan and teach effective learning for your biology classes.

Monday 25th January 2021  Link to booking

Wednesday 10th March 2021 Link to booking

Subject Knowledge Enhancement KS3 Chemistry

Develop subject knowledge to help planning and teaching chemistry for key stage 3. Aimed specifically at non-specialists, you will gain the tools and confidence to plan and teach your chemistry classes effectively. You will explore ways of building student understanding, taking into account misconceptions and common issues in teaching these concepts.

Thursday 14th January 2021 Link to booking

Thursday 4th March 2021  Link to booking

Subject Knowledge Enhancement KS4 Chemistry

Develop the background subject knowledge required to help planning and teaching chemistry for key stage 4. Gain the tools and confidence to plan and teach effective learning for your GCSE chemistry classes. You will explore ways of building student understanding, taking into account misconceptions and common issues in teaching these concepts. 

Tuesday 9th February 2021  Link to booking 

Tuesday 23rd March 2021  Link to booking

Subject Knowledge Enhancement Chemistry Triple Science

Develop the background subject knowledge required to help planning and teaching Chemistry for Key Stage 4 (triple science). Gain the tools and confidence to plan and teach effective learning for your GCSE chemistry classes. You will explore ways of building student understanding, taking into account misconceptions and common issues in teaching these concepts.

Tuesday 26th January 2021  Link to booking

Monday 8th March 2021  Link to booking

Subject Knowledge Enhancement KS3 Physics

Develop the background subject knowledge required to help planning and teaching physics for key stage 3. Start your key stage 3 teaching with the tools and confidence to plan and teach effective learning for your physics classes. You will explore ways of building student understanding, taking into account misconceptions and common issues in teaching these concepts.

Monday 11th January 2021  Link to booking

Tuesday 23rd February 2021 Link to booking

Subject Knowledge Enhancement KS4 Physics

Develop the background subject knowledge required to help planning and teaching physics for key stage 4. It will build on your knowledge from undertaking the key stage 3 physics course. Start your key stage 4 teaching with the tools and confidence to plan and teach effective learning for your physics classes. You will explore ways of building student understanding, taking into account misconceptions and common issues in teaching these concepts.

Tuesday 9th February 2021 Link to booking

Tuesday 23rd March 2021 Link to booking

Subject Knowledge Enhancement: Physics Triple Science

Develop the background subject knowledge required to help planning and teaching physics for key stage 4 (Triple Science). Start your Triple Science teaching with the tools and confidence to plan and teach effective learning for your physics classes. You will explore ways of building student understanding, taking into account misconceptions and common issues in teaching these concepts.

Tuesday 26th January 2021 Link to booking

Wednesday 10th March 2021 Link to booking

Maths in the Secondary Science Curriculum

Develop your teaching of key areas of mathematics in the science curriculum. You will be able to develop strategies to support the teaching of graphs to enable students to sketch, interpret, draw and find lines of best fit as well as more general skills required to manipulate 'number', such as rounding, standard form and links to appropriate units. As well as developing specific skills, you will consider how to build confidence in students to enable them to solve and manipulate equations.

Tuesday 19th January 2021 Link to booking

Tuesday 2nd March 2021 Link to booking

Moving into Science Leadership

For teachers who are wanting to take up their first responsibility post and will be leading colleagues perhaps for the first time. This course will provide a range of strategies to support their move into a first area of responsibility within a science department. It will look at: Leadership styles, the difference between leadership and management, what outstanding teaching and learning look like, strategies for monitoring and evaluation, writing a strategic action plan and how best to implement change.

Tuesday 9th February 2021 Link to booking

Tuesday 23rd March 2021 Link to booking

Leading Health and Safety in your Science Department

Heads of department and key stages need to consider how effective the implementation of health and safety really is. Identify areas for development, understand the legal requirements and how you move towards everyone having a good understanding of effective health and safety. We will focus on the core areas of concern in science departments and support you with identifying good practice, as well as being able to audit in an appropriate way.

Tuesday 26th January 2021 Link to booking

Tuesday 9th March 2021 Link to booking

 

Health and Safety for NQTs in Science

Support those who are new to teaching science with the fundamentals of safe and effective practical work. We will cover what is needed in a school lab, how to produce risk assessments that help you and others do the practical well and give you support in dealing with things that can go wrong.

Thursday 14th January 2021 Link to booking

Thursday 4th March 2021 Link to booking

Leading on Secondary Science Curriculum Design

Consider what makes an effective curriculum. Progression in content and skills are explored and also how we can plan to support long term learning at curriculum level. External influences on curriculum development are considered and participants will explore development of schemes of learning to suit their own setting and identify next steps.

Thursday 11th February 2021 Link to booking

Monday 15th March 2021 Link to booking

Secondary Support for New Staff and NQTs

Develop an understanding of the key aspects of teaching science for NQTs, early career teachers or anyone returning to the classroom. It covers managing behaviour including for practical work; lesson objectives and outcomes; planning a sequence of learning; questioning and assessment - including formative assessment and top tips for starting your first job (or a new job or new academic year). Each episode will cover the key points, provide activity and a chance for reflection as well as signposting sources of resources/further study.

Thursday 11th March 2021 Link to booking

Technicians Maintaining Your Prep Room

Maintaining a science prep room can pose a number of challenges. Explore strategies to organise your prep room in an efficient way to maximise the operational side of delivering practical science lessons. You will look at ways to streamline practical requests as well as how to document inventories and safety considerations.

Tuesday 12th January 2021  Link to booking

Tuesday 23rd February 2021 Link to booking

Technicians Health and Safety

Technicians are at the heart of every science department, playing a crucial role in supporting effective practical work. With this comes a role in ensuring that the department is safe. Develop a good foundation for carrying out effective health and safety, to support you in your job, but also to support teachers and students.

Tuesday 9th February 2021 Link to booking

Friday 19th  March 2021 Link to booking

Developing Learners' Resilience and Independent Learning Skills in Post 16 Science

Explore different methods to help learners manage the transition from level 2 (KS4) to level 3 (KS5), cope with the challenges of independent learning and develop the resilience to endure a full post-16 programme. Develop strategies to ensure that the culture of the classroom is right and that learners develop the metacognitive skills and motivation needed to progress to higher levels of study and employment.

Tuesday 19th January 2021  Link to booking

Tuesday 23rd March 2021 Link to booking

Planning and Delivering a Remote Science Lesson

Develop the skills required to deliver remote science lessons in an effective and engaging way for your learners. You will have opportunity to consider the most effective ways of using the technology available and will be able to practise and reflect on mapping your existing lessons towards remote delivery.

Tuesday 9th February 2021 Link to booking

Tuesday 23rd March 2021 Link to booking

Mentoring for NQTs/ITTs in Science

Whether you are new to mentoring or an experienced mentor this remote CPD will allow you to develop your practice in supporting early career teachers and those returning to the profession. You will consider the teacher standards and mentoring guidance and identify points that are particularly pertinent in science. This will lead into developing science specific aspects of mentoring including supporting your mentee in:

• planning and carrying out effective lessons and practical work; • assessment; • promoting and monitoring good health and safety practice and • managing behaviour, including during practical work

Tuesday 27th January 2021 Link to booking

Wednesday 10th March 2021 Link to booking

Effective Transition Between Year 6 and 7 in Science

This course will be facilitated by two expert teacher practitioners, one primary and the other secondary and is suitable for both Primary and Secondary Science Teachers. The course will focus on how to establish effective transition between year 6 and year 7 in science. You will have the opportunity to consider the nature and content of the year 6 science curriculum, how to develop creative activities that build on prior learning and how to use diagnostic teaching to identify and address gaps in knowledge and skills

Wednesday 13th January 2021 Link to booking

Wednesday 24th February 2021 Link to booking

Narrowing the Gap: Supporting disadvantaged learners in Science

School closures due to COVID-19 have impacted more negatively on disadvantaged learners than non-disadvantaged peers. This course brings together the findings from research on the barriers to the progress of disadvantaged learners and identifies the areas where are likely to have impact in the classroom. Strategies to support learners with aspects of literacy, scientific reasoning and metacognition are explored with participants also sharing their own good practice.

Thursday 4th February 2021 Link to booking

Tuesday 23rd March 2021 Link to booking

Effective Delivery of Blended Practical Work for Triple Science

Delivery of practical science is likely to remain a challenge for a considerable time, given the current climate of uncertainty. It is therefore timely to look at strategies, techniques and resources that can support the delivery of practical science via blended delivery methods. The purpose of this course will be to evaluate different methods of blended delivery, with a specific focus to Triple Science, which can support learners to develop their practical knowledge and skills.

Tuesday 12th January 2021 Link to booking

Monday 22nd February Link to booking

Technicians: Setting up your own STEM Club

This course is an introduction to running a successful STEM Club in school as a technician. The sessions will provide information about how to recruit members to your club, how to plan activities to engage and enthuse students and some sample activities and resources to get you started

Tuesday 26th January 2021 Link to booking

Tuesday 9th March 2021 Link to booking

Effective delivery of blended practical work (Post-16)

. The purpose of this course will be to evaluate different methods of blended delivery which can support learners to develop their practical knowledge and skills. You will gain insight from case studies of FE Colleges that have successfully adopted a blended approach, identify various resources that can assist with blended delivery of practical science and learn from current practitioners

Thursday 11th February 2021 Link to booking

Thursday 25th March 2021 Link to booking

Preparing to Teach Level 3 BTEC Applied Science

This course will help you to prepare for teaching Level 3 BTEC Applied Science (NQF) and will focus on pedagogical methods, ideas and resources to teach the first three mandatory units (Unit 1 (Principles and Application of Science I), Unit 2 (Practical Scientific Techniques and Procedures) and Unit 3 (Science Investigative Skills)). You will learn how to deliver these units in an accessible and engaging way, within an applied context. The course will also focus on the most effective methods to prepare learners for externally assessed components of the specification.

Wednesday 27th January 2021 Link to booking

Tuesday 9th March 2021 Link to booking

SKE for Level 3 BTEC Applied Science Unit 1 - Biology

This course will help you to prepare for teaching Level 3 BTEC Applied Science (NQF) and will focus on the subject knowledge needed to teach the biology component of Unit 1 (Principles and Application of Science I) - Structure and Functions of Cells and Tissue.

Monday 11th January 2021 Link to booking

Monday 22nd February 2021 Link to booking

SKE for Level 3 BTEC Applied Science Unit 1 - Chemistry

This course will help you to prepare for teaching Level 3 BTEC Applied Science (NQF) and will focus on the subject knowledge needed to teach the chemistry component of Unit 1 (Principles and Application of Science I) - Periodicity and Properties of the Elements.

Monday 8th February 2021 Link to booking

Monday 22nd March 2021 Link to booking

SKE for Level 3 BTEC Applied Science Unit 1 - Chemistry

This course will help you to prepare for teaching Level 3 BTEC Applied Science (NQF) and will focus on the subject knowledge needed to teach the chemistry component of Unit 1 (Principles and Application of Science I) - Periodicity and Properties of the Elements.

Monday 8th February 2021 Link to booking

Monday 22nd March 2021 Link to booking

Secondary and FE STEM Teach meet (FREE)

11th March 2021 - View booking

To celebrate British Science and Engineering week we invite Secondary School and College staff to join us in this interactive online sessions where we can share ideas to use in the classroom around STEM.  This may be an investigation, resource, book, question or anything that has inspired your children.  If you would like to share something in this session (up to 5 mins) please let me know by emailing slp@stgcc.co.uk.  Look forward to sharing some great ideas.

 Developing the skills of Science Technicians

09th & 17th March 2021 

Session 1 Link to booking

Session 2: Link to booking

Technicians play a crucial role in Science Departments, and these two sessions will develop the skills of both new and experienced technicians in different areas of their professional practice. Both sessions will be led by Simon Quinnell, who has extensive experience as a technician, teacher and in running professional development for people at all stages of their careers. He is currently Chair of the ASE, and Curriculum Area Lead for the Science PGCE course at the University of York.

STEM Learning Showcase (FREE)

9th March 2021

Link to booking

This session brings together the different parts of STEM Learning’s network working in our region. Teachers will share their experience of taking part in the different programmes and opportunities on offer, and we will show how easy it is for others to have the same experience and impact with their students. This session is aimed at both primary and secondary teachers, whether you have been involved with STEM Learning in the past or not.

SKE for Level 3 BTEC Applied Science Unit 1 - Physics

This course will help you to prepare for teaching Level 3 BTEC Applied Science (NQF) and will focus on the subject knowledge needed to teach the physics component of Unit 1 (Principles and Application of Science I) - Waves in Communication

Wednesday 27th January 2021 Link to booking

Tuesday 9th March 2021 Link to booking

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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