Primary science curriculum design: working with the new Ofsted framework NY072 / B20

Start date
2 Dec 20
2 Days
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD


Do you have a broad and balanced primary curriculum? Does science have a high profile in your school or does it get squeezed out in favour of mathematics and English? This two day course will explore the expectations outlined in the 2019 Ofsted framework and what this means for science teaching in your school. Primary science leaders will discuss key strategies to ensure that the intent, implementation and impact of their science curriculum is evident throughout school. This course will help explore the needs of pupils and develop a curriculum approach that will address these needs. Now is the time to reinvent your curriculum and be bold, be ambitious and give children the learning opportunities they deserve!

This course will be delivered remotely on the days and times detailed below. To participate in full you will need to ensure you have dedicated time away from the classroom, as you would if this were a face to face course. We will take regular breaks and structure the content so that it is interactive and impactful. You must attend all sessions in order to receive the bursary, sessions will not be recorded. 

Who is it for?

This course is for primary science leaders.

What topics are covered?

This two day course covers: 

  • ⚪   Ofsted framework expectations

    ⚪   evaluating your school

    ⚪   knowing the science curriculum in your school

    ⚪   progression in working scientifically

    ⚪   leadership

How long is the course?

This is a two day intensive 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 and develop a whole school vision for primary science (intent)

    ✔️   describe strategies to ensure science is delivered effectively across the school (implementation)

    ✔️   develop strategies to evaluate pupils’ success in science


Primary science curriculum design: working with the new Ofsted framework - day 102 December 202011:00-19:00Virtual
Primary science curriculum design: working with the new Ofsted framework - day 203 December 202009:00-16:00Virtual


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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Additional information

Our remote CPD courses for teachers are delivered across a series of sessions run at specific times and dates. Information on all course sessions can be found under the description of each course. To complete a course, all sessions are mandatory.

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