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Enabling accurate teacher assessment in primary science

This resource supports teachers to make sense of Teacher assessment frameworks at the end of Key Stage 1 and 2. It provides an overview of the primary science curriculum showing how children may progress. The document also breaks down performance descriptors and highlights which topics are covered in each year...

Stem Ambassador Spotlight Profile

My Stem Ambassdor Spotlight

STEM and STEAM for Cartography

Mini Map Makers is creating a Poster for STEM and STEAM for Cartography. How Cartography interacts with the elements! 

This is working progress and a draft copy will be out soon!

Selected resources used on the Managing Behaviour for Learning MOOC

Enrol here for the free online Managing Behaviour for Learning course led by Paul Dix. 

Interactive techniques

There are over 200 active learning techniques described in this resource, many of which are useful for formative assessment or metacognition.

Not all techniques listed here will have universal appeal, with factors such as your teaching style and personality influencing which ideas may be right for you.

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How to enhance CPD to maximise the measurable impact on students’ achievement in science

This research was Published in 2014 and presented at the ESERO 2013 Conference.

The purpose of any teacher continuing professional development (CPD) is to ensure a positive change in pupils’ outcomes, yet the evaluative evidence to support this relationship is often weak or missing. Using the CPD programme...

Final evaluation of the National Science Learning Centre

Published in June 2013, this report from the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) presents the findings from an investigation into the impact on students of the subject-specific CPD undertaken by teachers at the National Science Learning Centre.

The full collection of STEM Learning impact and...

Evaluation of the impact of a continuing professional development (CPD) course for primary science specialists: full report

Published in April 2015 this is the final report evaluating the impact of a continuing professional development (CPD) science course for primary school teachers. The course was developed by the Wellcome Trust and the National STEM Learning Centre, and was designed to train primary teachers to become primary science...

Using coaching to enhance science specific professional development for primary teachers

Published in 2015, this research paper indicates that coaching and mentoring are significant features of effective professional learning for teachers. In science education, coaching is occasionally included in professional development for science subject leaders but only very occasionally used in formal subject-...

Energy Trilemma Activities

There is a delicate balance between the three main areas of our energy future; security, accessibility and sustainability. This is known as the energy trilemma. How we manage these areas is a tricky task.

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