Our professional development opportunities for Primary Schools are hosted across the county and are tailored to the current needs and trends in Science education at the moment. Below is a list of upcoming events, but if you're unable to see what you're after please browse the primary course catalogue  or consider getting in touch with us so that we can work with you to provide a more bespoke package of support.

Events Below!

Events Below!

 December Events 

 

Delivering effective professional development in science

Delivering effective professional development in science

Course Code: FD104 NC02

Facilitator Name: Anthony Lees

Session Dates:

Session 1 F2F: 14th Dec 14:00 - 17:00

Note that this course is for facilitators that are undertaking Stage 1 of the Facilitator Development Programme. You should have completed FD101 and FD102 before completing this course.

This course looks at what can help make science CPD as effective as possible, with some practical guidance for science staff. It starts by exploring what the evidence suggests and then looks at how this can be put into practice. The whole process of running a course is considered: starting at the planning phase as outcomes are written; examining the sort of activities (including assessment) that could be part of the CPD itself; and finishing with techniques to support participants post-course. It will also examines why and how we should be involving science practical work in our science CPD, and what we can do to improve engagement from all staff.

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 January Events 

Developing pupil led investigations – embedding working scientifically in the primary classroom

Developing pupil led investigations – embedding working scientifically in the primary classroom

Course Code: RN026 C13

Facilitator Name: TBC

Session Dates:

Session 1 Online: 13th Jan 15:45 - 16:45

Session 2 Face to Face: 21st Jan 09:30 - 16:30

Session 3 Online: 18th Feb 15:45 - 16:45

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Developing your science curriculum against the Ofsted framework

Developing your science curriculum against the Ofsted framework

Course Code: RP184 C10

Facilitator Name: Allie Beaumont

Session Dates:

Session 1 online: 17th January 09:15 - 10:15

Session 2 F2F: 24th January 09:30 - 16:30 at Monkerton

Session 3 Online: 28th February 09:15 - 10:15

Let’s put the spotlight back on science. The new Ofsted framework provides an opportunity to reinvent your primary science curriculum. Discuss key strategies to ensure that the intent, implementation and impact of your science curriculum is evident throughout school.

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Utilising student voice and discussion to unlock learning in primary science

Utilising student voice and discussion to unlock learning in primary science

Course Code: RN198 C03

Facilitator Name: Michael Kimber

Session Dates:

Session 1 online: 19th January 15:30 - 17:20

We can support you in identifying the CPD support that you need, provide CPD activity directly from our programme of courses, or work with you to tailor the content to meet your requirements.

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An introduction to working scientifically

An introduction to working scientifically

Course Code: RP024 C12

Facilitator Name: Caroline Skerry

Session Dates:

Session 1 Online: 20th Jan 09:30 - 10:30

Session 2 Face to Face: 28th Jan 09:30 - 16:30

Session 3 Online: 3rd March 09:30 -10:30

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Teaching Upper KS2 Science

Teaching Upper KS2 Science

Course Code: RX004 NC01

Facilitator Name: Matthew Pitts

Session Dates:

Online session 1: 20th January 14:45 - 16:45

Online session 2: 27th January 15:00 - 16:00

Online session 3: 3rd February 15:00 - 16:00

Online session 4: 11th February 15:15 - 16:00

Improve your confidence in teaching science through gaining the tools to plan and carry out 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.

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Cornwall Science Network Meeting

Cornwall Science Network Meeting

Course Code: RN121 / C05

Facilitator Name: Caroline Skerry

Session Date:

Session 1 online: 25th January 16:00 - 17:00

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Linking core subjects; science and mathematics

Linking core subjects; science and mathematics

Course Code: RN113 C12

Facilitator Name: Vicky Vigurs-Berry

Session Dates:

Session 1 Online: 27th Jan 15:45 - 16:45

Session 2 Face to Face: 4th Feb 09:30 - 16:30

Session 3 Online: 3rd March 15:45 - 16:45

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 Feburary Events 

Making powerful connections between primary literacy and science

Making powerful connections between primary literacy and science

Course Code: RN114 C11

Facilitator Name: Ed Walsh

Session Dates:

Session 1 Online: 3rd Feb 09:15 - 10:15

Session 2 Face to Face: 10th Feb 09:30 - 16:30

Session 3 Online: 9th March 09:15 - 10:15

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Developing the role of the Science subject leader

Developing the role of the Science subject leader

Course Code: RN101 C02

Facilitator Name: Allie Beaufort

Session Dates:

Session 1 Online: 9th Feb 09:15 - 10:15

Session 2 Face to Face: 16th Feb 09:30 - 16:30

Session 3 Online: 16th March 09:15 - 10:15

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Developing your science curriculum against the Ofsted framework

Developing your science curriculum against the Ofsted framework

Course Code: RN184 C12

Facilitator Name: TBC

Session Dates:

Session 1 Online: 17th Feb 09:30 - 10:30

Session 2 Face to Face: 1st March 09:30 - 16:30

Session 3 Online: 29th March 09:30 -10:30

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 March Events 

Teaching EYFS Science

Teaching EYFS Science

Course Code: RX001 NC01

Facilitator Name: Jane Catto

Session Dates:

Online Session 1: 2nd March 15:45 - 16:45

Online Session 2: 9th March 15:45 - 16:45

Online Session 3: 16th March 15:45 - 16:45

Online Session 4: 23rd March 15:45 - 16:45

This course will provide a manageable approach to planning and delivering EYFS science. Enter 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.

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Linking core subjects; science and mathematics

Linking core subjects; science and mathematics

Course Code: RP113 C11

Facilitator Name: Anthony Lees

Session Dates:

Session 1 Online: 4th March 09:15 - 10:15

Session 2 F2F: 10th March 09:30 - 16:30 at Yeo Valley

Session 3 Online: 8th April 09:15 - 10:15

Collecting, analysing and presenting data in primary science requires and provides opportunity for the use and development of mathematical skills.

Throughout this course, you will identify how to maximise your pupils' opportunities to develop their numeracy skills and improve attainment in science by planning lessons in which children effectively handle data. You will be provided with skills and tools to support the implementation of developing mathematics skills in your science lessons.

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Making powerful connections between primary literacy and science

Making powerful connections between primary literacy and science

Course Code: RP114 C10

Facilitator Name: Lucy Lees & Yolande Ifold

Session Dates:

Session 1 Online: 4th March 1530 - 1630

Session 2 F2F: 11th March 0930 - 1630 at Yeo Valley

Session 3 Online: 8th April 1530 - 1630

You will explore a range of strategies designed to improve children's ability to use scientific language. You will be able to maximise the opportunities for developing literacy skills and improving attainment in science by planning lessons in which children communicate science ideas, knowledge and understanding.

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An introduction to working scientifically

An introduction to working scientifically

Course Code: RP024 C11

Facilitator Name: James Beevor

Session Dates:

Session 1 Online: 7th March 15:45 - 16:45

Session 2 F2F: 28th March 09:30 - 16:30 at Monkerton

Session 3 Online: 4th April 15:45 - 16:45

Understanding ‘working scientifically’ is vital for children to develop ideas, skills, knowledge and understanding in science. You will be able to confidently implement strategies for planning, resourcing and organising enquiry that challenges scientific thinking.

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Cornwall Science Network Meeting - Women in Science Day

Cornwall Science Network Meeting - Women in Science Day

Course Code: RN121 / C06

Facilitator Name: Caroline Skerry

Session Date:

Online Session 1: 8th March 16:00 - 17:00

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Delivering effective professional development (invitation only)

Delivering effective professional development (invitation only)

Course Code: FD101 NC03

Facilitator Name: Michael Kimber

Session Dates:

F2F Session : 15th March 09:30 - 16:00 at Monkerton

This course is designed to equip school and college based colleagues (teachers and technicians) with the skills to become an effective facilitator of subject specific CPD. It explores what makes CPD effective and how its impact can be evaluated as well as providing new facilitators with the strategies and tools they need when leading learning with adults.

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Primary Conference

Primary Conference

Course Code: RN124 C01

Facilitator Name: Michael Kimber

Session Date:

F2F Session : 18th March 09:30 - 16:00 at Marjon

Our primary conferences always provide outstanding learning opportunities linked to topical developments in primary science teaching along side time to talk and share ideas with other primary practitioners. Please see each entry for more detail of the focus in your locality.

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Facilitating with STEM Learning

Facilitating with STEM Learning

Course Code: FD102 NC03

Facilitator Name: Michael Kimber

Session Dates:

Online Session : 22nd March 09:30 - 12:00

Note that this course is for facilitators that are undertaking Stage 1 of the Facilitator Development Programme. You should have completed FD101 before completing this course.

This course will enable participants to understand more about STEM Learning, our programmes and our expectations. We will cover how our programmes have research and evidence embedded within them and how we maximise impact to those accessing our CPD. We will explain how we support facilitators through the provision of course materials and how these can used to plan delivery. The STEM Learning processes of the Impact Toolkit and STEM Certificates will also be covered to ensure that, as facilitators, you will be able to encourage participants to engage with these systems.

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April Events 

Delivering effective professional development in science

Delivering effective professional development in science

Course Code: FD104 / NC03

Facilitator Name: Michael Kimber

Session Dates:

F2F Session : 1st April 14:00 - 17:00 at Monkerton

Note that this course is for facilitators that are undertaking Stage 1 of the Facilitator Development Programme. You should have completed FD101 and FD102 before completing this course.

This course looks at what can help make science CPD as effective as possible, with some practical guidance for science staff. It starts by exploring what the evidence suggests and then looks at how this can be put into practice. The whole process of running a course is considered: starting at the planning phase as outcomes are written; examining the sort of activities (including assessment) that could be part of the CPD itself; and finishing with techniques to support participants post-course. It will also examines why and how we should be involving science practical work in our science CPD, and what we can do to improve engagement from all staff.

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 May Events 

 

Cornwall Science Network Meeting - Cornwall Primary Science Leaders' Network teach meet

Cornwall Science Network Meeting - Cornwall Primary Science Leaders' Network teach meet

Course Code: RN121 / C07

Facilitator Name: Caroline Skerry

Session Dates:

Online Session : 17th May 16:00 - 17:00

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June Events 

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July Events 

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We offer bespoke packages of support, if you'd like to discuss this option further please do get in touch.