Developing an outstanding primary science curriculum NY044 / A20

Start date
23 Nov 20
4 Days
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD


With an increased focus from OfSted on curriculum design, primary schools are taking time out to rethink their approach to primary science. What does good science look like? How is it best taught and assessed?

This course will help you to focus on the important aspects of primary science and how to get the most from your school curriculum. You will look at how to ensure progression in both subject knowledge and working scientifically skills across the school and also how to engage your children in developing their science capital.

You will have time to explore, experiment with and share new ideas as well as action plan the best way forward for you and your school.

This course will be delivered remotely on the days and times detailed below. 

Who is it for?

Primary science Leads

What topics are covered?

This course, which consists of remote CPD, covers: 

  • ⚪   what outstanding science at primary school looks like

    ⚪   progression of skills in working scientifically

    ⚪   developing science capital

    ⚪   developing children's questioning

    ⚪   assessment for learning

    ⚪   science across the curriculum

    ⚪   enrichment of the science curriculum

    ⚪   action planning a rich and engaging science curriculum

    ⚪   supporting your colleagues to develop a whole school approach to science

How long is the course?

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 the course leader?

  • Karen BrunyeePrimary Specialist and CPD Leader, based at the National STEM Learning Centre in York



By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • ✔️   action plan for sustainable and effective change

    ✔️   identify excellent practice in primary science and embed this into the whole school curriculum

    ✔️   develop a science curriculum that meets the needs of all pupils in school

    ✔️   support staff and help them become more confident about change

    ✔️   identify enrichment activities that support engaging primary science


Developing an outstanding primary science curriculum (Remote synchronous)23 November 202009:30-16:30
Developing an outstanding primary science curriculum (Remote synchronous)24 November 202009:00-16:00
Developing an outstanding primary science curriculum (Remote synchronous)11 December 202016:00-17:30
Developing an outstanding primary science curriculum (Remote synchronous)21 January 202116:00-18:00Virtual

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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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