Leading primary science in 2020 NY071 / A19

Start date
5 Feb 20
2 Days
National STEM Learning Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD How to find us


This course is designed to support current science subject leaders develop a science curriculum that provides opportunities for pupils to engage in purposeful and inspiring science. Participants will be able to plan their own days by attending specific sessions and exploring the latest developments in primary science.
Meet like-minded leaders and share ideas that will excite and motivate the pupils and teachers in your school.


Who is it for?

Primary science leaders and primary teachers.

What topics are covered?

This two day course covers:
  • ⚪   intention and substance: Is primary science in your school Ofsted ready?

    ⚪   putting science into context - the news, current affairs and the natural world

    ⚪   using Explorify to get your students thinking like scientists

    ⚪   space exploration and the 2020 ExoMars rover mission

    ⚪   how to embed the assessment of working scientifically in everyday teaching

    ⚪   space as an inspiring context for learning across the curriculum

    ⚪   meet the STEM Ambassadors and discover how they can support your school

    ⚪   get hands-on in the CLEAPSS Primary practical activity showcase

    ⚪   how to plan and deliver a Space Camp in your school

    ⚪   practical ideas for teaching science using the applied context of engineering

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How long is the course?

This is a two day intensive residential course at the National STEM Learning Centre in York.

Who is the course leader?

  • Tanya Shields

    Primary Specialist and CPD Leader, based at the National STEM Learning Centre in York



By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • ✔️   describe key priorities for science in 2020

    ✔️   identify a range of strategies to ensure the primary science curriculum develops pupils' scientific curiosity

    ✔️   develop pedagogical subject content knowledge and expertise for specific key stages


Leading primary science in 2020 - day 105 February 202009:45-19:00National STEM Learning Centre
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Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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