Health and safety for teaching practical science NY308 / A18

Start date
19 Aug 19
Duration
2 Days
Location
National STEM Learning Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD View on Google Map
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Summary

Effective health and safety is an integral part of planning and carrying out practical work in school, not something that is considered separately. By applying good practice in health and safety this course will enable you to meet your responsibilities for safe, exciting and well-structured practical science lessons. As well as the legal framework, you will plan and trial practical activities across the three main sciences, while looking at effective management of your teaching spaces for hands-on science.

This course will give you confidence in the lab and support you with additional training. This will include immediate remedial measures, fire safety training, effective risk assessment and other skills needed to run successful practical science lessons. You will also be able to explore a range of practical activities to put into practice your learning.

Who is it for?

Teachers who are new to science, as well as those who feel that a refresher in effective health and safety would be useful. You will be very hands-on with activities to develop your understanding of good practical science, where risk is managed proportionately.

Those teaching science who come from other disciplines will find this course invaluable in developing your teaching of safe, effective practical science.

What topics will be covered?

This will include immediate remedial measures, fire safety training, effective risk assessment and other skills needed to run successful practical science lessons. You will also be able to explore a range of practical activities to put into practice your learning

Who are the course leaders?

Course is led by Mark Langley, the Science CPD Lead at the National STEM Learning Centre. Mark supports effective H&S across the network and within schools. His background in science teaching and school leadership, as well as his current role in leading science CPD, enables him to effectively develop good practice within practical science.

https://www.stem.org.uk/users/marklangley 

This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.

Outcomes

What will you achieve?

  • develop skills in planning for safe and effective practical science lessons
  • understand your roles and responsibilities with regards to health and safety
  • practice key skills in areas such as what to do if things go wrong
  • apply your knowledge while exploring a range of practical activities
  • explore better ways of approaching key practical skills at GCSE

Sessions

Health and safety for teaching practical science - day 119 August 2019 11:00-18:00
Health and safety for teaching practical science - day 220 August 2019 09:00-16:00

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Cost

State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£640.00 +VATStandard bursary available*£540.00
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£640.00 +VAT

* Your school or college will receive the bursary on successful completion of the CPD and impact toolkit. Find out more.

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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