Essential science for primary subject leaders NY068

Develop essential skills to create an engaging curriculum and explore the latest developments in primary science.


This course is packed full of practical science designed to equip science subject leaders and teachers with the essential skills to develop an engaging curriculum. You will explore the latest developments in primary science and identify a range of exciting investigations that will engage and motivate pupils.
You will be able to explore ways to support colleagues develop their science teaching and improve pupils progress in science. Throughout the course you will be encouraged to think about how best to plan for change in your school to ensure that staff are supported effectively to bring about change.

Who is it for?

This course is for primary science leaders and teachers of science.

What topics are covered?

  • primary science updates
  • developing an engaging primary science curriculum
  • teaching the tricky bits
  • science capital
  • assessment and moderation
  • supporting colleagues

How will you learn?

This course will be delivered either remotely, face to face at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, or as a blend of both approaches.Please see the 'Scheduled dates' section on the top right hand side of this page to choose the date and delivery mode that suit you best.

How long is this course?

This is an intensive two day residential course.


By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • identify engaging curriculum based investigations to enhance pupil progress in science
  • explore current expectations and development in science education
  • develop strategies to support colleagues deliver an effect primary science curriculum

Scheduled courses

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