Narrowing the gap : Supporting disadvantaged learners in science RX036 / NC02

Start date
28 Nov 23
3 Hours
Virtual, MS Teams, Remote Delivered CPD View on Google Map


School closures due to COVID-19 have impacted more negatively on disadvantaged learners than non-disadvantaged peers. This course brings together the findings from research on the barriers to the progress of disadvantaged learners and identifies the areas where are likely to have impact in the classroom. Strategies to support learners with aspects of literacy, scientific reasoning and metacognition are explored with participants also sharing their own good practice.

Who is the course leader?


  • increase familiarity with the research evidence linked with supporting disadvantaged learners
  • develop strategies and resources to support disadvantaged learners in science 
  • share good practice and identify actions to best support disadvantaged learners in your own setting


1. Developing literacy skills28 November 202316:00-17:15Virtual
2. Developing scientific reasoning and metacognition12 December 202316:00-17:15Virtual

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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£60.00 +VAT
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£90.00 +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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