Science

Science CPD

Delivered by Debbie Eccles

Debbie started her career as a primary teacher and left a deputy head’s role to become a primary science teacher adviser for Lancashire LA. As a founder partner of Primarily Science she is a well-established provider of primary science CPD providing a host of well received courses, conference sessions and school based work.

Date

Venue

Cost

Time

Content (currently provisional)

Wednesday 4th December 2019

Village Hotel, Whiston

£110

9.00am-3.30pm

Primary Science Subject Leaders Update: Keeping Up to date with Science Curriculum Developments (further information below)

Wednesday 29th January

2020

TBC

£110

9.00am-3.30pm

‘Intent, implement, impact’: Ensuring great science in an innovative curriculum (further information below)

Wednesday 6th May 2020

TBC

£110

9.00am-3.30pm

Children working scientifically: Real

young scientists thinking and working scientifically

1.      Primary Science Subject Leaders Update: Keeping Up to date with Science Curriculum Developments

This ‘not to be missed’ day for all established subject leaders will keep you up-to-date with the latest from Ofsted, DfE, ASE, PSTT and many other science education organisations. The first session will focus on the place of science in the new Ofsted framework. Throughout the day we there will also be opportunities to improve science subject knowledge and try a host of practical ideas and activities that can be used in science lessons.

There will also be opportunities to share ideas, discuss concerns and network with other primary science subject leaders from the region.

Outcomes Delegates will:

Be able to plan for any changes needed to science provision in light of the new Ofsted framework and any other recent developments

Use a host of new ideas and activities to teach science to your children Increase your knowledge and understanding of science

2.      ‘Intent, implement, impact’: Ensuring great science in an innovative curriculum.

Many teachers agree that creative approaches to delivering the curriculum capture children’s interest and enhance the learning experience. With Ofsted increasingly inspecting how schools are planning and ensuring interesting and appropriate curriculum for their children, science is increasingly under the spotlight.

This full day course examines how to ensure the primary science curriculum is fully covered regardless of the school’s preferred approach to curriculum delivery. Creative contexts, cross curricular links and exciting, engaging ideas and activities will form a large part of the day.

Outcomes Delegates will:

Know how to ensure curriculum coverage regardless of the approach

Understand how to plan in order make meaningful curriculum links that enhance learning in science Have a large range of practical ideas and activities to help teach science in innovative ways Understand how to plan opportunities for children demonstrate and apply their understanding

3.      Children working scientifically: Real young scientists thinking and working scientifically

“Working scientifically” is embedded in the primary science curriculum, but how do we ensure we are helping our young scientists become real investigators? This practical course outlines strategies to encourage child led investigative science and outlines how different types of enquiry to be used in a more creative science experience in the primary classroom. Participants will leave with a host of practical ideas to help teach each different type of enquiry in each key stage.

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand what “working scientifically” is and how to encourage children to undertake their own investigations.
  • Know a host of “working scientifically” ideas and activities suitable for their
  • Understand what progression looks like in all types of enquiry and use this understanding to differentiate more effectively.

For information regarding specific subject leader training for Foundation Subjects, please contact Julie Peach as Central Area are working with School Improvement Liverpool (SIL) to provide this training.