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Welcome to the Cheshire and Stockport Science Learning Partnership!

Science Learning Partnership (SLP) Cheshire and Stockport – if you have any questions, please contact

The Science Learning Partnership arranges quality, relevant, up to date and dynamic Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and networking opportunities for Primary, Secondary and FE Staff in the area of Science.


The latest course information can be found here  Please click on ‘cpd’ to search for courses.



Macclesfield Academy

1pm – 4pm

RA296 C01

Science for lower attaining students – supporting the 1-3 agenda

Within schools there are likely to be students for whom appropriate outcomes at the end of Key Stage 4 in science are in the range of grades 1 to 3.

This course is designed to address needs, provision and practice for these students.

The Oaks Academy Crewe

3.15pm – 5.15pm

RA298 C107

Triple Science – required practicals

The required practicals are a vehicle for ensuring that students can use specific equipment to carry out recommended techniques.  The session will look at how to help teachers ensure that students understand how this skill will be assessed in the exams.

Werneth School

2pm – 4pm

RA219 C30

Secondary Subject Leaders’ Network Meeting – Stockport

This is a chance for collaboration with your peers so you can share information and develop as a leader. Expert consultants will help you identify priority issues in teaching and learning and professional development for your teams. You will be able to develop solutions, drawing on the expertise within the group.

Ash Grove Academy

10am – 3.30pm

RA298 C93

Implementing the EEF Guidance – Evidence into Practice for Outstanding Secondary Science – Part 2

Using evidence to improve and inform practice – based on the recommendations for improving secondary science, and led by Blackpool Research School who were involved in the review process.  The two-part course is ideal for ANY school wanting to maximise the effectiveness of the science department, regardless of starting point.  It will focus on using evidence to inform practice so that delegates get a chance to consider an aspect of practice that they would like to develop and the second day will allow reflection on what has worked and why.

Malbank School & Sixth Form College

3.30pm – 5.00pm

RA231 C02

Science Teach Meet – Early Career Network

This is the finale and a celebration of the Early Career Network where delegates will share their experiences in an informal teach meet style presentation.

Alsager School

8am – 10am

RA219 A07

Secondary Subject Leaders’ Network Meeting – Cheshire East

Topics for discussion will include curriculum planning and staff development

Tarporley School & Sixth Form Centre

1.00pm – 4.00pm


RA219 C27

Secondary Subject Leaders’ Network Meeting – Cheshire West

This is a chance for collaboration with your peers so you can share information and develop as a leader. Expert consultants will help you identify priority issues in teaching and learning and professional development for your teams. You will be able to develop solutions, drawing on the expertise within the group.

The Aspire Federation, Oakfield College


!pm – 4pm

RA219 A14

Network for those teaching science to pupils with particular needs in different settings

The Cheshire and Stockport and Greater Manchester Science learning partnerships will be delivering a network event for teachers interested in exploring the teaching of science in different settings.

First session will look at Attention autism, speech and language therapy and communication in science. There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss issues around assessment and tracking progress with colleagues.

Stoke on Trent 6th Form College

10.30am – 2.30pm

RA606 C01

Technician Conference

This will be led with active contributions from highly experienced technician colleagues. Throughout the day there will be a wealth of opportunities, in workshops, to support technicians and explore effective and engaging practical work in Biology, Chemistry and Physics at Key Stage 3, 4 and 5. A range of organisations, including major scientific suppliers, will be represented to run workshops on how to use equipment and showcase available equipment, giving you the chance to discuss your resource need
September 2019

Date & venue TBC

3.45pm – 5.30pm


Careers in science How do we embed careers into everyday lessons and how do we ensure students see STEM skills as transferable? Develop your understanding and support students in signposting career options. Contact
October 2019

Date & venue TBC

3.45pm – 5.30pm


Early Career Network session 1– Questioning in the science classroom What are the different types of questions and how do we plan for their use in the science classroom? Contact

Date TBC

St Anne’s RC High School, Stockport

3.45pm – 5.15pm

Microscale Chemistry A hands-on exploration of different activities, and why and how they might be used to enhance learning. Contact
December 2019

Date & venue TBC

3.45pm – 5.30pm


Early Career Network session 2 – Application of knowledge A02 How do we ensure that students not only retain information but can apply it to new situations? This course will suggest some different strategies to incorporate into your lessons. Contact
February 2020 Date & venue TBC

1.30pm – 4pm


Raising attainment in triple science Looking to improve students’ performance? This course will enable you to consider a range of key strategies to help you achieve this. It has been designed for science departments that have little or no experience in delivering triple science. Contact
January 2020 Date & venue TBC


Developing learners’ resilience and independent learning skills post 16 Explore different methods to help learners manage the transition from level 2 to level 3, cope with the challenges of independent learning and develop the resilience to endure a full post-16 programme. Develop strategies to ensure that the culture of the classroom is right and that learners develop the skills needed to progress to higher levels of study and employment. Contact
February 2020 Date & venue TBC

3.45pm – 5.30pm


Early Career Network session 3 – Practical skills and how science works Develop an understanding of how practical work can be made more relevant and effective. Contact
March 2020

Date & venue TBC

3.45pm – 5.30pm


Early Career Network session 2 – Enhancing literacy skills in science Supporting participants in responding to the increased literacy demands in examinations and help to provide students with the skills to be effective, independent learners. Contact




Primary courses


Pebble Brook Primary School



RA121 A10

Primary subject leaders’ network

This is a local network meeting facilitated by local teachers to share good practice.

You will:

Develop the teaching and assessment of working scientifically in your school

Develop your schemes of work/learning in order to enhance the teaching and learning of science in your school

Eaton Bank Academy Congleton

CW12 1NT

RA099 C02

Fact, Fiction and Rhyme


(Early bird discount or buy one get one half price – contact SLP for discount)


Children’s stories and poetry provide a great context for learning science. Discover the science hidden in a book. Explore STEM resources including book summaries, hints and tips for teaching science and further stories on a similar theme.

Outcomes – Increased confidence in teaching science using a variety of texts. Plan science activities drawn from the context of these texts.

St Annes RC High School

3.45pm to 5pm

RA198 A06

Running a primary STEM club


Explore ideas for what to do and how to structure a STEM Club.  Attendance gives access to termly updates on what you could do using easy to obtain and inexpensive resources, plus an explanation of the underlying science. The course cost of £90 includes the activity subscription pack.

Eaton Bank Academy Congleton

CW12 1NT


RA099 A02

Primary Teachers’ Science Toolbox

Equipping teachers with a set of resources to support and enhance their science teaching. There will be time for teachers to explore and plan how to incorporate these into the classroom.

Access a range of resources and organisations to support and enhance teaching.

Identify opportunities to use these resources in the classroom.
September 2019 – date TBC


Developing the role of the primary subject leader Explore a range of strategies to audit and lead science in your school, understand your role more fully and be able to identify and promote effective primary science. Contact

Crewe Alexandra Stadium


RA124 C04

Primary Conference

Our primary conferences always provide outstanding learning opportunities linked to topical developments in primary science teaching alongside time to talk and share ideas with other primary practitioners.


·         discuss current good practice in primary science

·         recognise your own good practice, and identify areas for development

·         reflect on ways to translate ideas to your school context, and plan for action

Winsford Academy

12.30pm – 4pm

RA113 A01

Linking core subjects – science and maths


Maximise your pupils’ opportunities to develop their numeracy skills and improve attainment in science by planning lessons in which children effectively handle data.

Eaton Bank Academy

12.30pm – 4pm



R116 A01

Promoting thinking & talking in Primary Science

Consider the key elements of thinking, talking and communicating in science and develop these skills to create an effective learning environment in your classroom.
January 2020

Date & venue TBC

Teaching Science in EYFS


Increase your confidence in using a range of approaches and assessment strategies to meet children’s needs in Early Years. Contact


Please get in touch with the SLP if you would like more information.



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