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, using either Adobe Connect or other platforms. This has worked very well and received excellent feedback from teachers over the past few months, who have appreciated the benefits of reduced travelling time and fed back to us that they still get the majority of same benefits as face to face delivery.

Whilst we work on a remote delivery model, we are working in partnership with other SLPs within our region to deliver courses and sessions. This enable us to offer a much wider range of CPD than we could on our own, so we are confident that there is something for all teachers at all stages of their career in the programme shown below. 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. The majority of courses on offer are running more than once during the term, so you can select which start date works best for you. 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

Working Scientifically.
This online meeting will look at the measures we can put in place to ensure we can continue to deliver Science using our working scientifically skills and what activities will work well this term.

Tuesday 22nd October

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Linking the core subjects.
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.

Monday 7th December

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Primary Science TeachMeet

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 (upto 5 mins), please email slp@stgcc.co.uk

Thursday 1st October

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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.

Friday 18th September 2020 Link to booking

Tuesday 3rd November 2020 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.

Thursday 19 November 2020 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.

Thursday 24 September 2020 Link to booking

Thursday 5 November 2020 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 17 September 2020 Link to booking

Friday 6 November 2020 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 29 September2020 Link to booking

Thursday 22 October 2020 Link to booking

Tuesday 17 November 2020 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.

Thursday 24 September 2020 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 7 October 2020 Link to booking

Wednesday 2 December 2020 Link to booking

 

Secondary

Developing Early Career Science Teachers

Misconceptions
One hour sessions supporting trainee, NQT, RQT and returning teachers to develop their practice. This session will look at how teachers to can effectively identify and address student misconceptions in lessons, sharing practical tips and strategies that can be incorporated into the classroom.

Wednesday 23rd September

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Practical work
One hour session supporting trainee, NQT, RQT and returning teachers to develop their practice. This session will look at how teachers make better use of practical work by focussing on the specific purpose and planned outcomes for the lesson. We will also look at alternative strategies to complement practical work where it is difficult to run the practical activity due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Wednesday 11th November

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Developing Secondary Science Leaders

Leading good practical work
One hour sessions supporting current and aspiring leaders of science departments. This session looks at practical work and how it is being led and organised under the Covid-19 situation. We will look at current requirements, guidance, a range of different approaches schools are taking and examine alternatives to consider when practical work cannot take place.

Tuesday 6th October

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Developing and adapting a curriculum
One hour sessions supporting current and aspiring leaders of science departments. This session looks at what an effective curriculum looks like, how it can be evaluated to identify where improvements can be made and also things are being adapted this year to accommodate disruption caused by Covid-19.

Tuesday 17th November

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Secondary Science TeachMeet

This online meeting is a way of sharing best practice in the classroom.  Come and share with us a good resource, activity, a question you have and listen to the activities you could take back you your classroom. If you would like to share an item with us, please email slp@stgcc.co.uk and we will schedule you in.

Monday 28th September

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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 16 November 2020 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 15 September 2020 Link to booking

Tuesday 24 November 2020 Link 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.

Thursday 17 September2020 Link to booking

Thursday 26 November2020 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 8 October 2020 Link to booking

Thursday 5 November 2020 Link to booking

Thursday 19 November2020 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.

Thursday 10 September2020 Link to booking

Thursday 5 November 2020 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.

Thursday 8 October2020 Link to booking

Thursday 5 November 2020 Link to booking

Thursday 26 November 2020 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.

Tuesday 22 September 2020 Link to booking

Tuesday 10 November 2020 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.

Thursday 24 September 2020 Link to booking

Thursday 19 November 2020 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.

Thursday 8 October 2020 Link to booking

Thursday 26 November 2020 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.

Wednesday 30 September 2020 Link to booking

Monday 23 November 2020 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 8 September 2020 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.

Wednesday 30 September 2020 Link to booking

Tuesday 10 November 2020 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.

Monday 28 September 2020 Link to booking

Monday 9 November 2020 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.

Monday 5 October 2020 Link to booking

Monday 2 November 2020 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.

Tuesday 6 October 2020 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 requestions as well as how to document inventories and safety consideration

Tuesday 29 September2020 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 10 November 2020 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 6 October 2020 Link to booking

Tuesday 1 December 2020 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.

Monday 28 September2020 Link to booking

A-Level Physics:Mastering Projectiles: suvat Equations

The equations of uniform motion (“suvat”) are usually taught early in the A level course and can be a challenge for students, especially those not studying maths. This one-hour course is for those new to teaching A level, or those in need of a refresher. It aims to strengthen the subject knowledge needed to teach this key topic in mechanics. You will explore ways of building student understanding and tackling misconceptions, together with techniques for teaching.

Wednesday 23 September 2020 Link to booking

Wednesday 11 November 2020 Link to booking

A-Level Physics: De-mystifying Circuits: EMF and Internal Resistance

A-level students often find emf and internal resistance tricky concepts especially if they never really mastered circuits at GCSE. This one-hour course is for those new to teaching A level, or those in need of a refresher. It aims to strengthen the subject knowledge needed to teach this key topic. You will explore ways of revising and building student understanding from GCSE and overcoming misconceptions, together with techniques for teaching.

Wednesday 30 September2020 Link to booking

Wednesday 18 November 2020 Link to booking

A-Level Physics: Developing Practical Skills -Virtually

This 90-minute course is designed to help those teaching A level physics with limited access to practicals because of the current health and safety guidelines for schools. It is also ideal for those new to teaching A level or those in need of a refresher. It aims to give participants confidence in teaching the skills normally acquired through A level physics experiments including handling variables and uncertainty, graphing and analysis. Ideas for online resources, simulations and virtual labs will be shared.

Wednesday 7 October2020 Link to Booking

Wednesday 25 November2020 Link to booking

A-Level Physics: Mastering Projectiles: suvat Equations

The equations of uniform motion (“suvat”) are usually taught early in the A level course and can be a challenge for students, especially those not studying maths. This one-hour course is for those new to teaching A level, or those in need of a refresher. It aims to strengthen the subject knowledge needed to teach this key topic in mechanics. You will explore ways of building student understanding and tackling misconceptions, together with techniques for teaching.

Wednesday 23 September 2020 Link to booking

Wednesday 11 November2020 Link to booking

A-Level Physics: De-mystifying Circuits: EMF and InternalResistance

A-level students often find emf and internal resistance tricky concepts especially if they never really mastered circuits at GCSE. This one-hour course is forthose new to teaching A level, or those in need of a refresher. It aims to strengthen the subject knowledge needed to teach this key topic. You will explore ways of revising and building student understanding from GCSE and overcoming misconceptions, together with techniques for teaching.

Wednesday 30 September 2020 Link to booking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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