Primary Science Conference - Wolverhampton RC124 / C08

Start date
26 Jun 23
University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1LY View on Google Map


Our primary conferences always provide outstanding learning opportunities linked to topical developments in primary science teaching alongside time to talk and share ideas with other primary practitioners.

The keynote speaker is Eleanor Belfield, HMI and Ofsted Science Subject Lead. The focus of the keynote will be on the findings of the Ofsted Science report, “Finding the optimum”, giving you an opportunity to consider the implications for teaching and learning in your school.

This conference includes a Q&A session, focusing on the 'Finding the Optimum' report. Questions can be submitted prior to the event to be directed to the keynote speaker, Eleanor Bellfield and discussed on the day.

Choose a session from each of the following workshops:

Workshop 1:

  • Linking Maths & Science with Linda Atherton
  • Primary Physics with Jenny Watson
  • Planning for Progression in Enquiry with Claire Raxworthy-Cooper

Workshop 2:

  • The Language of Science with Linda Atherton
  • Purposeful Practicals with Jenny Watson
  • Working with STEM Ambassadors with Sue Hawkins

Workshop 3:

  • The STEM Gap: Mapping out Gender Equality in STEM with Josh Piggott
  • Working Scientifically with Jenny Watson
  • Using Science to help hook young children into reading with Greg Smallbone


We have been allocated additional 70% Teacher Release Payment subsidies. These are available to Maintained schools, making the total cost only £30.00.  Please email to ask for the TRP code to be used at the point of booking. Please note that this does not automatically deduct the fee immediately.  You will receive an invoice for the full amount and the Teacher Release Payment will be released back to the school once attendance at the event has been confirmed.

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Please see specific entries for exact outcomes for the conference you are interested in, there will be the opportunity to:

  • discuss current good practice in primary science
  • recognise your own good practice, and identify areas for development
  • reflect on ways to translate ideas to your school context, and plan for action


Primary Science CPD Conference26 June 202309:00-15:30University of Wolverhampton



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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£100.00 +VAT
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£200.00 +VAT

Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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