Summer School for newly qualified teachers of secondary science NY325 / B19

Start date
24 Aug 20
4 Days
National STEM Learning Centre, Heslington, York YO10 5DD How to find us


This course consists of three days of face to face delivery at the National STEM Learning Centre plus 10 hours of CPD which will be delivered remotely after the summer school.  You will choose from a selection of options to suit you while you are in York, to give you the best support for the start of your career. As this is an integral part of the course, full participation in the remote component is essential for the bursary conditions to be met.

This summer school is for science teachers who have just qualified and are ready to start their first teaching post in September. The course will give in-depth support around practical work, classroom and behaviour management, dealing with misconceptions and helping you plan for success in your first terms teaching.We will support you with experienced teaching colleagues, allowing you to practice your skills in our lab-based environment. You will have an opportunity to explore much of the KS3 and GCSE practical content, and how to teach it well. We will concentrate on the hands-on aspects during the residential course, and you will be supported by 10 to 15 hours of additional CPD, delivered remotely in the three weeks following the course/ These will increase your capacity to deal with common misconceptions and provide good teaching tools in areas outside your core science subject.

Fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course in York. 

The National STEM Learning Centre will be following all government guidance and regulations to minimise risk of Covid-19 transmission, including in the deep cleaning of our accommodation and teaching rooms and maintaining social distancing during course sessions and meal times.

Not yet employed at a school? Contact us as funding may be available for you to cover the course fees. Please email


Participants will be able to:

  • develop their practical science teaching skills across Key Stage 3 and GCSE
  • explore a range of strategies to effectively assess students skills and understanding
  • enhance classroom and behaviour management skills
  • experience supported planning for their first terms science teaching
  • identify areas for further development and how they can be supporte


1 Summer School for newly qualified teachers of secondary science - day 124 August 202011:00-19:00National STEM Learning Centre
2 Summer School for newly qualified teachers of secondary science - day 225 August 202009:00-19:00National STEM Learning Centre
3 Summer School for newly qualified teachers of secondary science - day 326 August 202009:00-16:00National STEM Learning Centre

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