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Science Learning Partnerships are your local curriculum hubs for Science. Science Learning Partnerships (SLPs) in conjunction with STEM Learning combine local expertise in primary, secondary and post-16 teaching and learning in science, facilitating CPD, and providing school-to-school support.

Autumn Term CPD

Please find below details of our Autumn Term CPD training events that have been confirmed so far. Register your interest in any of the training events which don't have a booking link in the text below by using this Form: https://forms.office.com/r/1ZFwNYEKwi

We will then be in touch with information about how to register through the STEM Learning website, including how to use Teacher Release Payment codes to reduce the cost of training where relevant.

​If you would like to enquire about bespoke science support / CPD for your school then please email c.langley@hispmat.org

Primary Science

Face to Face

Embedding working scientifically in the primary classroom: 

Explore a range of techniques to draw out pupil ideas and develop strategies to inspire and incorporate these ideas into your science lessons. 

Summary 

To develop the independence of children thinking and communicating as real scientists is essential to deepen their scientific understanding. You will be able to facilitate and create rich, effective and exciting strategies that provide opportunities that embed and extend scientific skills 

Outcomes 

You will be able to: 

  • demonstrate a clear understanding of how to structure and facilitate pupil led investigations 
  • evaluate and implement numerous strategies that will engage children in their own learning 
  • embed different strategies to support the ability of children to communicate scientific ideas and challenge ideas as true scientists 

Date and venue

HISP Learning Partnership Hub, Tanners Brook Primary School, Southampton

Thurs 1st Dec 10am-3pm 

Cost: £185 initial cost to school with £100 paid back to school by STEM Learning on completion of training

 

Secondary Science

 

Enriching Science Pedagogy Series

This course series explores and exemplifies some of the key recommendations from the EEF’s ‘Improving secondary science’ and ‘Metacognition and self-regulated learning’ guidance reports, as well as the ‘Cognitive science approaches in the classroom’ systematic review. These 3 workshops aimed at KS3/4 science teachers. Participants will develop an understanding of evidence informed approaches they can use back in the classroom to refine their practice.

Book for all 3 to gain real immersion in the enriching science pedagogy or pop into individual workshops for help with a particular focus. Cost for maintained schools: £20 per course or £40 for all three courses Taking place virtually using Zoom.

Book all three here: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/516318/enriching-science-pedagogy-series

 

Metacognition - Tuesday 22 November from 4-5pm - https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/516217/enriching-science-pedagogy-metacognition-and-self-regulation

Memory and cognitive science - Tuesday 29 November from 4-5pm - https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/516315/enriching-science-pedagogy-memory-and-cognitive-science-approaches

Misconceptions, modelling and feedback - Tuesday 6 December from 4-5pm - https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/516317/enriching-science-pedagogy-identifying-preconceptions-and-misconceptions-modelling-and

 


 

Subject Knowledge Enhancement Chemistry Series KS4 

The Subject Knowledge Enhancement Chemistry courses is aimed at KS4 chemistry teachers, however if you are looking to improve your subject knowledge then they are suitable for chemistry teachers teaching at KS3 and KS5. Ideal for non-specialists (those teaching chemistry outside their degree specialism), early-careers teachers, NQTs, trainees are also welcome looking to deepen their understanding. These 3 workshops will help you gain confidence in your understanding of chemistry and your ability to teach it engagingly. You will be introduced to lots of ideas and resources to help in your teaching and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Structures & Bonding Workshop 1: TUESDAY 4 October | 4pm - 5pm

Organic Chem Workshop 2: TUESDAY 11 October | 4pm - 5pm

Chemical Changes Workshop 3: MONDAY 17 October | 4pm - 5pm

Book for all 3 to gain real immersion in the subject or pop into individual workshops for help with a particular topic. Cost for maintained schools: £20 per course or £50 for all three courses Taking place virtually using Zoom.

Book Here: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/515847/subject-knowledge-enhancement-chemistry-ks4-series

 


 

Subject Knowledge Enhancement Biology Series

The Subject Knowledge Enhancement Biology course is aimed at KS4 biology teachers, however if you are looking to improve your subject knowledge then they are suitable for biology teachers teaching at KS3 & KS5. Ideal for non-specialists (those teaching biology outside their degree specialism), early-careers teachers, NQTs, trainees are also welcome looking to deepen their understanding and refreshing your skills. These 3 workshops will help you gain confidence in your understanding of biology and your ability to teach it engagingly. You will be introduced to lots of ideas and resources to help in your teaching and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Book for all 3 to gain real immersion in the subject or pop into individual workshops for help with a particular topic. Cost for maintained schools: £20 per course or £50 for all three courses Taking place virtually using MS Teams

Book Here: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/516576/subject-knowledge-enhancement-biology-ks4-series

Cardiovascular system Workshop 1: TUESDAY 22 November | 4.30pm - 6pm 

Control & Coordination Workshop 2: TUESDAY 29 November | 4.30pm - 6pm

Ecosystems Workshop 3: TUESDAY 6 December | 4.30pm - 6pm

Post-16 Science

Academic and technical qualifications are evolving to prepare students for emerging disruptive technologies. Creative collaboration between educators has never been more important to help design responsive curricula that will facilitate progression to the next educational stage or into the workplace.  

Through this unique collaboration between City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College, MidKent College and the Science Learning Partnership Network you will have the opportunity to share information on teaching and learning, learn from others and navigate through the changing world of Science in post 16 education. You will be provided with expert help from Post-16 Science practitioners to identify priority issues, signpost support and will be able to develop solutions, drawing on the expertise of others within the group.

This is a series of six network sessions over the 2022-2023 academic year.

Provisional dates and topics for discussion are listed below. Note that these may change depending on emerging needs throughout the year:

Course Code Title Dates Price
RC529C09 Effective use of examiners’ reports 12 October 2022 16:00 – 17:00 Free
RC529C10 Showcasing the impact of STEM work for the new OFSTED inspection framework 7 December 2022 16:00 – 17:00 Free
RC529C11 Communicating your work to the school/college community with British Science Week 1 February 2023 16:00 – 17:00 Free
RC529C12 Employing STEM Ambassador expertise to deliver technical education and career pathways
29 March 2023
16:00 – 17:00
Free
RC529C13 Post-16 Remote National Science Network: Teaching and Learning in 2022-2023
10 May 2023
16:00 – 17:00
Free
RC529C14 Post-16 Remote National Science Network: Teaching and Learning in 2022-2023
5 July 2023
16:00 – 17:00

Free

 


 
Subject Knowledge Enhancement Biology KS5 Series

The Subject Knowledge Enhancement Biology courses is aimed at teachers at all stages of their teaching biology including teachers new to teaching at KS5 and especially teaching an area of KS5 not covered before. Ideal for non-specialists (those teaching biology outside their degree specialism), early-careers teachers, NQTs, trainees are also welcome looking to deepen their understanding, refreshing your skills and teachers who wish to develop their teaching at KS4. These 3 workshops will help you gain confidence in your understanding of biology and your ability to teach it engagingly. You will be introduced to lots of ideas and resources to help in your teaching and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Book for all 3 to gain real immersion in the subject or pop into individual workshops for help with a particular topic. Cost for maintained schools: £20 per course or £50 for all three courses Taking place virtually using MS Teams

Book Here: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/516582/subject-knowledge-enhancement-biology-ks5-series

Biological molecules Workshop 3: THURSDAY 8 December | 4.30pm - 6pm

Non-specialist Science Teacher

There are no current training sessions

Early Career Teacher

Secondary Science Early Career Teacher ‘How I plan and teach’ KS3 science series….  

Course description: This FREE online ‘How I plan and teach...’ training programme aims to support Early career teachers with the planning and teaching of specific KS3 Biology, Chemistry and Physics concepts. Experienced science teachers will model the thought processes involved in the planning and teaching of various topics, as well as sharing tips, ideas and signposting useful resources.  

This webinar series will support you in your development of: 

  • Subject knowledge 

  • Effective short, medium and long-term planning 

  • Scientific explanations 

  • Teaching strategies 

Dates and names for each session: 

All 4-5pm on Zoom 

Autumn Term 1 :  Thurs 20th Oct  SS    Biology: Cells       Chemistry: Atoms, elements and compounds 

Autumn Term 2 : Thurs 8th Dec   Chemistry: separating mixtures   Physics: Energy 

Spring Term 1: Thurs 26th Jan  Physics: Forces   Biology: Digestion + Nutrition 

Spring Term 2: Thurs 9th March    Biology: Photosynthesis   Chemistry: Chemical reactions 

Summer Term 1:  Thurs 4th May  Physics: Electricity  Chemistry: Acids and bases 

Summer Term 2: Thurs 15th June  Physics: Light and Sound  Biology: Ecology 

Cost: FREE to ECTs (teachers in their first or second year of teaching) teaching in a school in Portsmouth, Southampton, Isle of Wight, Basingstoke and Deane, East Hampshire, Eastleigh, Fareham, Gosport, Hart, Havant, New Forest, Rushmoor, Test Valley, Winchester, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, Dorset 

Book here: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/516749/secondary-science-early-career-teacher-how-i-plan-and-teach-ks3-science-series

 


 

Subject Knowledge Enhancement Biology Series

The Subject Knowledge Enhancement Biology course is aimed at KS4 biology teachers, however if you are looking to improve your subject knowledge then they are suitable for biology teachers teaching at KS3 & KS5. Ideal for non-specialists (those teaching biology outside their degree specialism), early-careers teachers, NQTs, trainees are also welcome looking to deepen their understanding and refreshing your skills. These 3 workshops will help you gain confidence in your understanding of biology and your ability to teach it engagingly. You will be introduced to lots of ideas and resources to help in your teaching and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Book for all 3 to gain real immersion in the subject or pop into individual workshops for help with a particular topic. Cost for maintained schools: £20 per course or £50 for all three courses Taking place virtually using MS Teams

Book Here: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/516576/subject-knowledge-enhancement-biology-ks4-series

Cardiovascular system Workshop 1: TUESDAY 22 November | 4.30pm - 6pm 

Control & Coordination Workshop 2: TUESDAY 29 November | 4.30pm - 6pm

Ecosystems Workshop 3: TUESDAY 6 December | 4.30pm - 6pm

 


 
Teaching Assistants and SEND Settings: Maximising Impact and Progression for Learners in Science

This programme introduces delegates to a range of practical strategies that they can take and use in their own settings for improving learning and progress of learners with special educational needs.  

Delegates attending this programme will be enrolled in a private online community group for them to carry on the discussion and ask questions between workshops. This programme of workshops is aimed at adults who support learners in science lessons, both teachers and teaching assistants. It would also be of benefit to early career stage teachers who want to improve their teaching of learners with special educational needs.

The activity fee allows school access rather than access for just one individual.

Outcomes

You will be able to:

  • Identify the barriers to learning faced by students with special educational needs
  • Implement a range of strategies to help students make progress
  • Tailor your approach to suit the specific needs of your learners

 Book Here: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/513971/teaching-assistants-and-send-settings-maximising-impact-and-progression-learners-science

WORKSHOP 1 - INTRODUCTION & THE SCIENCE CURRICULUM 06 OCTOBER 2022 09:30-10:30 VIRTUAL
WORKSHOP 2 - VOCABULARY 11 OCTOBER 2022 09:30-10:30 VIRTUAL
WORKSHOP 3 - DIFFERENTIATION AND SCAFFOLDING 02 NOVEMBER 2022 09:30-10:30 VIRTUAL
WORKSHOP 4 - TEACHING RESOURCES 17 NOVEMBER 2022 09:30-10:30 VIRTUAL
WORKSHOP 5 - PRACTICAL WORK 22 NOVEMBER 2022 09:30-10:30 VIRTUAL
WORKSHOP 6 - SPECIFIC SEND NEEDS 29 NOVEMBER 2022 09:30-10:30 VIRTUAL
CONFERENCE - DATE & TIME TO BE CONFIRMED 01 JULY 2023   VIRTUAL

 


 

 

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistants and SEND Settings: Maximising Impact and Progression for Learners in Science

This programme introduces delegates to a range of practical strategies that they can take and use in their own settings for improving learning and progress of learners with special educational needs.  

Delegates attending this programme will be enrolled in a private online community group for them to carry on the discussion and ask questions between workshops. This programme of workshops is aimed at adults who support learners in science lessons, both teachers and teaching assistants. It would also be of benefit to early career stage teachers who want to improve their teaching of learners with special educational needs.

The activity fee allows school access rather than access for just one individual.

Outcomes

You will be able to:

  • Identify the barriers to learning faced by students with special educational needs
  • Implement a range of strategies to help students make progress
  • Tailor your approach to suit the specific needs of your learners

 Book Here: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/513971/teaching-assistants-and-send-settings-maximising-impact-and-progression-learners-science

 

WORKSHOP 1 - INTRODUCTION & THE SCIENCE CURRICULUM 06 OCTOBER 2022 09:30-10:30 VIRTUAL
WORKSHOP 2 - VOCABULARY 11 OCTOBER 2022 09:30-10:30 VIRTUAL
WORKSHOP 3 - DIFFERENTIATION AND SCAFFOLDING 02 NOVEMBER 2022 09:30-10:30 VIRTUAL
WORKSHOP 4 - TEACHING RESOURCES 17 NOVEMBER 2022 09:30-10:30 VIRTUAL
WORKSHOP 5 - PRACTICAL WORK 22 NOVEMBER 2022 09:30-10:30 VIRTUAL
WORKSHOP 6 - SPECIFIC SEND NEEDS 29 NOVEMBER 2022 09:30-10:30 VIRTUAL
CONFERENCE - DATE & TIME TO BE CONFIRMED 01 JULY 2023   VIRTUAL

 

Science Technician

There are no current training sessions

Stimulating Physics Network

Would you like to encourage more students to enjoy physics?

Would you like more physics support for teachers and technicians in your school?

Would you like some more interesting ways of teaching the physics curriculum?

Have you thought about joining the Stimulating Physics Network?

The network provides CPD, mentoring and coaching for physics departments and individuals developed in collaboration with dedicated physics experts, including serving physics teachers and accredited professionals, which aims to enhance subject knowledge and pedagogical understanding to enable better impact in the classroom. There is no cost to schools who wish to become a partner school. Find out more here: Stimulating Physics Network | STEM

Subject Knowledge for Physics Teaching (SKPT)

Are you teaching KS3/4 physics without a physics specialism?  

 Do you want to improve your subject knowledge, pedagogy & confidence in the classroom?  

 You can sign up now for Subject Knowledge for Physics Teaching (SKPT) CPD from The Ogden Trust. You can choose between SKPT modules, Waves and Electricity. Waves and Electricity will start in October and will require up to 20 hours of learning over approximately eight weeks. Each module will be led by a subject specialist and will include face-to-face sessions, online tutorials, and independent learning.

The course is fully funded for teachers in the English state sector and includes a small bursary to contribute towards cover costs. This bursary will be available on successful completion of the course.

Download the Flyer Here

STEM Ambassador Programme

 
STEM subjects are brought to life by over 37,000 volunteers, available across the UK, all free of charge. Inspiring communicators and relatable role models, they are here to help now, by connecting online. Aspirations raised, careers illuminated and learning supported.
 
As a school or college you can book a STEM Ambassador to come into your classroom, either face-to-face or virtually, free of charge.
 
See here for further details: STEM Ambassador Programme | STEM