Essential science for the primary leader NY068 / A20

Start date
2 Nov 20
2 Days
National STEM Learning Centre, Heslington, York YO10 5DD How to find us


This course is packed full of practical science designed to equip science subject leaders and teachers with the essential skills to develop an engaging curriculum. You will explore the latest developments in primary science and identify a range of exciting investigations that will engage and motivate pupils.  You will be able to explore ways to support colleagues develop their science teaching and improve pupils progress in science. Throughout the course you will be encouraged to think about how best to plan for change in your school to ensure that staff are supported effectively to bring about change.


Who is it for?

This course is for primary science leaders and teachers of science.

What topics are covered?

This two day course covers: 

  • ⚪   primary science updates

    ⚪   developing an engaging primary science curriculum

    ⚪   teaching the tricky bits

    ⚪   science capital

    ⚪   assessment and moderation

    ⚪   supporting colleagues

How long is the course?

This is an intensive two day residential course. Fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 

Who is the course leader?

  • Sarah DagnellPrimary Specialist and CPD Leader, based at the National STEM Learning Centre in York



By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • ✔️   identify engaging curriculum based investigations to enhance pupil progress in science

    ✔️   explore current expectations and development in science education

    ✔️   develop strategies to support colleagues deliver an effect primary science curriculum


Essential science for the primary leader - day 102 November 202011:00-19:00National STEM Learning Centre
Essential science the for primary leader - day 203 November 202009:00-16:00National STEM Learning Centre


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


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