Science conference RB298 / G16

Start date
8 Dec 17
National Media Museum, Little Horton Lane, Bradford BD1 1NQ View on Google Map


Purchase one place, receive a second place at 50% discount


PRIMARY SCHOOLS - 50% DISCOUNT!!! Primary staff are welcome to stay the whole day, or leave before/after lunch.


Higher Aspirations for All - "A vision for Science"

“Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to hear the latest messages from HMI Lead for Science and two of our largest Awarding Bodies as well as one of the UK’s leading inspirational scientists”

Located at the award-winning National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, this Secondary Science Conference features a stellar line-up of speakers. At exceptional value, you can't afford to miss out. 


  • Experience Professor Lewis Dartnell’s journey and explore how engaging contexts and big ideas can tap into students’ natural curiosity of science and engage them in the mastery of investigative and practical skills
  • Hear Her Majesty’s Inspector, the National Lead for Science summarise some of Ofsted’s recent findings and share the challenges and opportunities both primary and secondary face to ensure pupils experience a well taught and engaging science curriculum. Matthew will outline his role and discuss how inspectors gather evidence to make judgements about science.
  • Gain an insight into the findings of the Exam Boards from assessments of the new GCSEs; discuss with them the implications for evolving teaching and learning
  • Find out how the latest neuropsychology and cognitive approaches and help develop long-term memory and retrieval and help students better prepare for linear examinations
  • Reflect on recent OECD and PISA findings on pupil well-being and attainment to raise awareness of what schools and teachers can do to make a positive difference
  • Sessions

    Science conference08 December 2017 10:00-15:15



    Outline of Conference Programme: 

    10.00 Registration - refreshments available

    10.30 Welcome to Conference - Eleanor Belfield, Director of Science (NSAT)

    10.40 Key Note 1 Presentation: “Creative Contexts – The Hunt for Alien Life” Professor Lewis Dartnell  (University of Westminster)

    11.30 Questions and Discussion

    11.40 Key Note 2 Presentation: “Current issues in science from primary schools to GCSE. What we know, how we work and the challenges and opportunities ahead” Matthew Newberry, HMI – National Lead for Science (OFSTED)

    12.15 Questions and Discussion

    12.30 Networking Lunch: Opportunity to explore the National Science and Media Museum. Meet with representatives from the STEM Ambassador Hub


    Choose from the options below:

    13.00 Workshop 1 (including questions & answers)

    Option 1: Julian Clarke, Senior Science Adviser (AQA) Update on new science GCSEs
    Option 2: Science of Learning – Jess Holdsworth

    13.40 Workshop 2 (Including questions & answers)

    Option 1:  Rosemary Glave, National Manager for Science (Pearson Edexcel) Update on new science GCSEs
    Option 2: Science of Learning – Eleanor Belfield

    14.20 Key Note 3 Presentation: “PISA, OECD and Wellbeing – Implications for Teaching and Learning” Becca Knowles, Head of Network, National STEM Learning Centre

    15.00 Closing remarks Eleanor Belfield, Director of Science (NSAT)

    15.15 Close of Conference


    State-funded school or college£85.00 +VAT
    Fee-paying school or college (independent)£110.00 +VAT

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