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Primary Courses

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 course catalogue  or consider getting in touch with us so that we can work with you to provide a more bespoke package of support.

Spring Term 2023

Summer Term 2023

Developing STEM in the Primary Curriculum

Developing STEM in the Primary Curriculum

Facilitator Name: Luke Abrahams

Course Code: RN020 C01

Session Date:

  • Westclyst Primary - 27th April 2023: 09:30 - 12:00

More information to be announced soon

Linking core subjects: science and mathematics (invitation only)

Linking core subjects: science and mathematics (invitation only)

Facilitator Name: Michael Kimber

Course Code: RN113 C01

Session Date:

  • Monkerton Primary - 19th May 2023: 09:00 - 16:00

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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Developing your primary science curriculum using the Ofsted framework (invitation only)

Developing your primary science curriculum using the Ofsted framework (invitation only)

Facilitator Name: Michael Kimber

Course Code: RN184 / C03

Session Date:

  • Isambard Kingdom Brunel Primary - 24th May 2023: 09:00 - 16:00

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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Tinkering as an Approach to Learning Across the STEM Curriculum

Tinkering as an Approach to Learning Across the STEM Curriculum

Facilitator Name: Jim Green

Course Code: RN091 / C01

Session Date:

  • Yeo Valley Primary - 21st June 2023: 09:30 - 12:00

This course is an introduction to using tinkering as an approach to learning in science, computing and D&T and to build resilience in pupils at primary level

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An Introduction to Working Scientifically

An Introduction to Working Scientifically

Facilitator Name: Michael Kimber

Course Code: RN024 C01

Session Date:

  • Monkerton Primary - 23rd June 2023: 09:30 - 12:00

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Essential skills for new and aspiring secondary science leadership

Essential skills for new and aspiring secondary science leadership

Facilitator Name: Ed Walsh

Course Code: RN206 C03

Session Date:

  • Teign School - 26th June 2023: 09:30 - 16:00

Working with an experienced science leader, you will develop your vision and leadership skills to enable you to lead an effective and vibrant science team. By improving your leadership and management skills you will help your team teach more effectively so students achieve their potential.

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Assessment and progression in primary science (invitation only)

Assessment and progression in primary science (invitation only)

Facilitator Name: Michael Kimber

Course Code: RN102 C05

Session Date:

  • Isambard Kingdom Brunel Primary - 30th June 2023: 09:30 - 12:00

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.

Throughout the course we will identify how you can integrate and embed assessment practices into your science teaching.

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Whole School and Class Projects

Whole School and Class Projects

Facilitator Name: Luke Abrahams

Course Code: RN198 / C22

Session Date:

  • Monkerton Primary - 6th July 2023: 09:30 - 12:00

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