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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 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.

Autumn Term 2022

 

Teaching Upper Key Stage 2 Science

Teaching Upper Key Stage 2 Science

Facilitator Name: TBC

Course Code: RX004 / NC02

Session Dates:

  • Online - 28th September 2022: 15:00 - 17:00
  • Online - 3rd October 2022: 15:45 - 16:45
  • Online - 10th October 2022: 15:45 - 16:45
  • Online - 17th October 2022 15:45 - 16:30

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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An Introduction to Working Scientifically

An Introduction to Working Scientifically

Facilitator Name: TBC

Course Code: RN024 / C01

Session Date:

29th September 2022: 09:30 - 16:00

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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Facilitator Development Programme - Stage 1: Facilitating with STEM Learning (Part 2) - Invitation Only

Facilitator Development Programme - Stage 1: Facilitating with STEM Learning (Part 2) - Invitation Only

Facilitator Name: Anthony Lees

Course Code: FD102 / NC05

Session Date:

6th October 2022: 09:15 - 11:45

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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Developing STEM in the Primary Curriculum RN020 / C01

Developing STEM in the Primary Curriculum RN020 / C01

Facilitator Name: TBC

Course Code: RN020 / C01

Session Date:

  • 6th October 2022: 09:30 - 12:00

This course will give you the chance to discover how to develop and integrate the teaching and learning of STEM within and across the primary curriculum.

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Raising attainment in Primary Science

Raising attainment in Primary Science

Facilitator Name: Michael Kimber

Course Code: RN103 / C04

Session Date:

20th October 2022: 09:30 - 16:00

Where there has been a drop in attainment in science it is important to identify and evaluate possible causes and consider strategies for making good lessons outstanding.

During this course you will make use of self-evaluation strategies to develop an understanding of the key issues relating to the raising of attainment in your school.

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Teaching Key Stage 1 Science

Teaching Key Stage 1 Science

Facilitator Name: TBC

Course Code: RX002 / NC02

Session Dates:

  • Online - 7th November 2022: 15:45 - 16:45
  • Online - 14th November 2022: 15:45 - 16:45
  • Online - 21st November 2022: 15:45 - 16:45
  • Online - 28th November 2022: 15:45 - 16:45
  • Online - 5th December 2022: 15:45 - 16:45

Improve your confidence in 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.

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Developing your Primary Science Curriculum using the Ofsted Framework

Developing your Primary Science Curriculum using the Ofsted Framework

Facilitator Name: TBC

Course Code: RN184 / C02

Session Date:

25th November 2022: 09:30 - 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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Facilitator Development Programme - Stage 1: Facilitating effective PD in Science (Part 3) - Invitation Only

Facilitator Development Programme - Stage 1: Facilitating effective PD in Science (Part 3) - Invitation Only

Facilitator Name: Anthony Lees

Course Code: FD104 / NC04

Session Date:

10th November 2022: 09:15 - 13:15

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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Back to School Leading Primary Science

Back to School Leading Primary Science

Facilitator Name: TBC

Course Code: RX005 / CB03

Session Dates:

  • Why is Science Important - Online - 10th November 2022: 09:30 - 10:30
  • What do you want your curriculum to look like? - Online - 17th November 2022: 09:30 - 10:30
  • The National Curriculum and your Curriculum - Online - 24th November 2022: 09:30 - 10:30
  • Back to School Adaptions - Online - 1st December 2022: 09:30 - 10:30
  • Ensuring Successful Implementation - Online - 8th December 2022: 09:30 - 10:30

School pupils are likely to have missed some core learning which will require your 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.

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Leading primary science in a special educational needs setting

Leading primary science in a special educational needs setting

Facilitator Name: TBC

Course Code: RN024 / C01

Session Date:

15th December 2022: 09:30 - 16:00

Leading science in a special educational needs setting has been developed to empower practioners working in SEND settings to discover the potential of the science curriculum for students.

The course will provide a framework for participants to evaluate their current provision, identify their own next steps and improve their own leadership skills. It will provide a wealth of practical activities which are accessible for children with a range of additional needs and explores how working scientifically can be planned for throughout the curriculum for pupils with SEND to improve outcomes for students.

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Spring Term 2023

 

Teaching Lower Key Stage 2 Science

Teaching Lower Key Stage 2 Science

Facilitator Name: TBC

Course Code: RX003 / NC02

Session Date:

  • Online - 16th January 2023: 15:00 - 17:00
  • Online - 23rd January 2023: 15:45 - 16:15
  • Online - 30th January 2023: 15:45 - 16:45
  • Online - 6th February 2023: 15:45 - 16:15

Improve your confidence in planning and enabling effective learning by 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.

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Teaching EYFS Science

Teaching EYFS Science

Facilitator Name: TBC

Course Code: RX001 / C01

Session Date:

  • Online - 22nd February 2023: 15:45 - 16:45
  • Online - 1st March 2023: 15:45 - 16:45
  • Online - 8th March 2023: 15:45 - 16:45
  • Online - 15th March 2023: 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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Developing Working Scientifically Outside the Classroom

Developing Working Scientifically Outside the Classroom

Facilitator Name: TBC

Course Code: RN025 / C03

Session Date:

  • 1st March 2023: 09:30 - 12:00

Effective strategies which embrace working scientifically outside the classroom enhance enquiry skills. You will be able to build on, and extend, children’s abilities by applying different approaches to plan and resource rich learning opportunities.

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Summer Term 2023

 

Tinkering as an Approach to Learning Across the STEM Curriculum

Tinkering as an Approach to Learning Across the STEM Curriculum

Facilitator Name: TBC

Course Code: RN091 / C01

Session Date:

  • 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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Whole School and Class Projects

Whole School and Class Projects

Facilitator Name: TBC

Course Code: RN198 / C22

Session Date:

  • 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.