Science Across The City - Stoke-on-Trent Opportunity Area: Digging Deeper Series RC099 / C17

Start date
4 Mar 20
1 Day
City of Stoke-On-Trent Sixth Form College, Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2RU View on Google Map



Science leaders working with other staff have a responsibility to be able to signpost to resources that are exciting, relevant and make planning more effective. As part of the Stoke Opportunities area funding schools can explore and evaluate the resources and offers from key STEM stakeholders available to use in their schools.

The Digging Deeper series is designed to bring science leaders into direct contact with invited guests from the STEM landscape. This opportunity enables hands on exploration of the funded offer to schools alongside reflective questions on the advantages and benefits of use. Teachers in this community will take ideas back to school and rate and share for all schools in a review blog to improve awareness across the city.

At this event we are delighted to welcome:

  • Keele Research School (9.15am to 12.15pm)
  • CLEAPSS (1.00pm to 3.30pm)

You may attend both sessions or one session.  Those attending both sessions will be provided with a light lunch.  It will be helpful when you make your booking if you can add a comment in the special requirements field that says, morning, afternoon or both to indicate your intentions.

The morning session will guide leaders through Education Endownment Foundation documents that are directly relevant to improving practice and raising attainment in primary science.  Through the guidance of a nationally recognised primary science specialist, Wendy Precious, participants will use their time efficiently to engage and increase the accessibilty of the research evidence.  Key understandings and greater awareness will improve professional reflective practice and support key messages that are shared with others.

The afternoon session is essential to all schools for either the primary science subject leader and / or the school governor with responsibility for health and safety in the workplace.  Bryony Turford will explain how CLEAPSS promotes practical work in school science and technology with clear and accurate guidance to make that practical work safe.  Many schools are CLEAPSS members but do not know what they can get or how practical work can be supported to be innovative and purposeful.  Some schools are not members of CLEAPSS and could use the afternoon to explore if their current provider meets the requirements set out in the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act.  Some schools might not be aware if they are members of CLEAPPS or not!  Whichever one of the three categories your school falls into this session is an important one for you.

This event is free to Stoke-on-Trent Opportunity Area schools.  Colleagues from other schools are very welcome to attend please contact Sue Hawley, North Midlands Science Learning Partnership or telephone 01782 854222 to agree your booking and event fee



You will be able to:

  • explore document directly relevant to improving practise and raising attainment in primary science
  • understand research evidence to improve reflective practice
  • evaluate how practical work meets the requirements under the Heath and Safety at Work Act 1974


Primary network meeting 04 March 202009:15-15:30City of Stoke-On-Trent Sixth Form College

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State-funded school or collegeActivity feeFree
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity feeFree

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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