Leading and developing primary science expertise NY062 / A20

Start date
19 Nov 20
Duration
9 Days
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD

Summary

A lack of detailed subject knowledge can sometimes mean primary teachers feel less confident teaching science. This course addresses this need by providing you with the specific, in-depth subject knowledge you need to effectively and confidently deliver the primary science curriculum. Over the duration of the course you will become more confident in the biology, physics and chemistry aspects of the curriculum, with these sessions being delivered by STEM Learning's secondary experts.  You'll also look at effective ways to engage with your school colleagues and increase their confidence when teaching science. You'll participate in practical tasks aimed at bringing science learning to life and plan how to ensure skills and knowledge progression is embedded within your whole school curriculum.  As well as subject knowledge development, you'll look at effective assessment strategies, ways to enrich the science curriculum and successful ways to monitor science and support your colleagues to develop their science teaching.  This first part of this course will be delivered remotely, with the second part delivered in the spring/summer term at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, on the days and times detailed below 


Who is it for?

New science leaders


What topics are covered?

This course, which consists of remote CPD, face to face CPD and gap tasks, covers: 

  • ⚪   the role of the subject leader

    ⚪   what does good enquiry look like?

    ⚪   raising the profile of science in your school

    ⚪   key stage 3 level subject knowledge development of physics, chemistry and biology

    ⚪   assessing primary science

    ⚪   developing careers learning through engaging science

    ⚪   action planning an engaging and progressive science curriculum

    ⚪   leading and improving the quality of science in your school


How long is the course?

This first part of this course will be delivered remotely, with the second part delivered in the spring/summer term at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, 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 fully face to face course. On the remote days, 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

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Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
 
  • ✔️   develop your primary science expertise and implement a whole school vision for science

    ✔️   lead improvement in the quality of science teaching and learning within your school

    ✔️   develop a deep understanding of the scientific concepts within the primary science curriculum

    ✔️   monitor provision of science, pupil's progress and contribute to the strategic development of learning in school

Sessions

DateTimeLocation
Leading and developing primary science expertise (Remote Synchronous)19 November 202011:00-19:00National STEM Centre
Leading and developing primary science expertise (Remote Synchronous)20 November 202009:00-16:00National STEM Centre
Leading and developing primary science expertise (Remote Synchronous)02 December 202016:00-18:00Virtual
Leading and developing primary science expertise (Remote synchronous)04 February 202116:00-18:00Virtual
Leading and developing primary science expertise01 March 202111:00-19:00Virtual
Leading and developing primary science expertise 02 March 202109:00-16:00Virtual
Leading and developing primary science expertise26 May 202111:00-19:00Virtual
Leading and developing primary science expertise 27 May 202109:00-16:00Virtual
Leading and developing primary science expertise (Remote synchronous)09 June 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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