Heads of Science Sussex Conference RM227 / D116

Start date
19 Jan 24
1 Day
Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, Lewes BN7 3AE View on Google Map


Explore the key issues affecting secondary science, through a series of presentations and workshops. Network, share and develop ideas and discuss best practice with other secondary science teachers and heads of department.

Keynote Speaker - Kate Jones, Love to Teach

Kate Jones is a teacher, leader, bestselling author, blogger and award-winning international speaker. She is Senior Associate for Teaching and Learning at Evidence Based Education and the author of eight books including a bestselling series on retrieval practice. Kate writes extensively about education on her website and in various educational magazines including Teach Middle East Magazine and the TES and is also the founder of The Love To Teach Podcast. She has presented and worked with schools around the world including the UK, the Middle East, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Europe and more. You can connect with Kate on Twitter and Instagram @KateJones_Teach. https://lovetoteach87.com


9.00 – 9.15                  Arrival, registration, coffee and pastries

9.15 – 9.30                  Introduction Claire Davies

9.30 – 10.30                Retrieval Practice - Kate Jones Love to Teach

10.30 – 11.15              AQA - Elise Reese

11.15 – 11.30              Break

11.30 – 12.15              Preparing your students for the big exams – Matt Urwin

12.15 – 13.15              Literacy - Kate Jones, Love to Teach

13.15 – 14.00              Lunch

14.00 – 14.45              Diversity in our classrooms – Claire Davies

14.45 – 15.00              Break

15.00 – 15.45              Biology, Chemistry and Physics breakout rooms

15.45 – 16.00              Evaluation and Questions


Teacher release is also available please enter TRP2224 when booking, you will be reimbursed 70% towards cover and travel meaning the conference only costs £54 


Who is the course leader?


You will be able to:

  • discuss current good practice in secondary science
  •  network with colleagues from across your area
  •  reflect on ways to translate ideas to your school context and plan for action


Heads of Science Sussex Conference19 January 202409:00-16:00Plumpton College

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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£180.00 +VAT
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£300.00 +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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