Improving Secondary Science RD298 / D09

Start date
23 Jan 20
3 Days
Crispin School Academy, Church Road, Street BA16 0AD View on Google Map


This 3-day programme, provided jointly by the Somerset Science Learning Partnership and the West Somerset Research School, provides an in-depth exploration of the seven accessible recommendations made in the EEF's Improving Secondary Science Guidance report, published in 2018.

Each session helps practitioners understand and use the recommendations in effective ways to improve attainment in science and science teaching.

Why take part in this programme?

  • To make evidence –based decisions about improving secondary science pedagogy
  • To gain strategies and resources to support pupils, particularly those who struggle with science
  • Receive practical tools and processes for self-review
  • Understand how to implement the approaches and give them the best chance for success

Who might find this programme useful?

  • Heads of Science Departments
  • Science Curriculum Leaders
  • Secondary Science Teachers

£295 for all 3 sessions.  £95 for a second delegate from the same school or trust.


Day 1: Thursday 23 January. Crispin School

Translating Evidence to the classroom – Metacognition and Memory

  • Exploring the importance of metacognition and memory
  • How to develop self-regulation to help pupils direct their own learning.
  • Gain tools to support pupils to retain and retrieve knowledge.


Day 2: Friday 06 March. Chilton Trinity School

Translating Evidence to the classroom – Language of Science, Memory and Feedback

  • Understand the importance of the language of science and impact on pupils learning and progress
  • Gain tools to develop scientific vocabulary and links to wider literacy
  • Understand the implications of cognitive load for science and how this can be reduced to support pupils
  • Review why feedback is important and gain strategies to give feedback


Day 3: Tuesday 28 April. Fiveways School

Translating Evidence to the classroom – Preconceptions, Modelling and Practical

  • Understanding why preconceptions and misconceptions are important, how to identify them and what to do about them
  • Using practical activities purposefully in lessons
  • Using models to develop understanding and explicitly critiquing models to develop understanding.


Translating evidence to the classroom - metacognition and memory23 January 202009:30-16:00Crispin School Academy
Translating evidence to the classroom - language of science, memory and feedback06 March 202009:30-16:00Crispin School Academy
Translating evidence to the classroom - preconceptions, modelling and practical28 April 202009:30-16:00Crispin School Academy

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Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£295.00 +VAT
State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£295.00 +VAT

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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