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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 slp@eatonbank.org

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 www.stem.org.uk  Please click on ‘cpd’ to search for courses.

Primary Courses planned for 2018/2019 

Assessment and progression in primary science
Course code – RA102 / C05

Start date 9 Nov 18

The Winsford Academy, Grange Lane, Winsford CW7 2BT

Evidence shows that effective Assessment for Learning (AfL) leads to raised attainment. Now that formal recording of levels has been removed, you need to be secure in your understanding of how to make judgements about children’s achievements and progress.

Throughout the course we will identify how you can integrate and embed assessment practices into your science teaching.

Outcomes

You will be able to:
•use a range of AfL strategies effectively to promote children’s learning
•acquire a deeper understanding of progression
•make confident and reliable teacher assessment of learning in science and identify children’s next steps

 

Linking core subjects; science and mathematics
Course code – RA113 / C02
17 January 2019 09:30-15:00

The Berkeley Academy, Laidon Avenue, Wistaston, Crewe CW2 6RU View on Google Map

Collecting, analysing and presenting data in science requires and provides opportunity for the use and development of mathematical skills.

Throughout this course, you will identify how to maximise your pupils opportunities to develop their numeracy skills and improve attainment in science by planning lessons in which children effectively handle data.

Outcomes

You will be able to:
•plan science activities that develop mathematical skills
•identify the progression of mathematical and science skills
•use science activities to effectively assess mathematical skills

 

Making powerful connections between primary literacy and science
Course code – RA114 / C04

05 February 2019 13:00-16:00

Kingsmead Primary School, Dukes Way, Kingsmead, Northwich CW9 8WA View on Google Map

Summary

You will explore a range of strategies designed to improve children’s ability to use scientific language. You will be able to maximise the opportunities for developing literacy skills and improving attainment in science by planning lessons in which children communicate science ideas, knowledge and understanding.

Outcomes

You will be able to:
•gain an awareness of the nature and breadth of opportunities for linking science and literacy
•develop strategies for raising attainment in science through developing speaking, listening and writing skills to communicate scientific learning
•begin to identify progression in science and literacy

Secondary Courses planned for 2018/2019 

Responding to pupil needs in science
Course codeRA220 C05
Date and time – 06 November 2018 13:30-16:00

Summary

Students, who are stretched and challenged, will be motivated to continue studying science. This course will consider a range of evidence based strategies that will enable you to personalise the science curriculum and determine what will work best for your students to ensure that they are engaged.

Outcomes

You will be able to:
•explore a range of ideas for addressing accessibility to science for students of varying needs and abilities
•devise strategies to improve engagement with science and encourage progression to further study, where appropriate use what you learnt to make an impact in your own school or department

 

Technician network – Cheshire West
Course code RA607 / C05

Start date and time 15 November 2018 13:30-15:30

The Catholic High School, Chester A Specialist Science College, Old Wrexham Road, Handbridge, Chester CH4 7HS View on Google Map

Summary

With recent changes to the science curriculum now embedded in most schools and colleges, challenges still remain in maximising the enjoyment, engagement and success of learners. This course recognises the pivotal role that technical support staff play and provides the opportunity to meet, discuss and share good practice.

Outcomes

You will:
•receive updates and share current best practice
•consider ways in which technical support for science departments can be optimised
•establish a working brief for the network
•identify future training needs

 

Technician network – Cheshire East 

Course code RA607 / C06

Start date and time 16 November 2018 13:30-15:30

Sandbach School, Crewe Road, Sandbach CW11 3NS View on Google Map

Summary

With recent changes to the science curriculum now embedded in most schools and colleges, challenges still remain in maximising the enjoyment, engagement and success of learners. This course recognises the pivotal role that technical support staff play and provides the opportunity to meet, discuss and share good practice.

Outcomes

You will:
•receive updates and share current best practice
•consider ways in which technical support for science departments can be optimised
•establish a working brief for the network
•identify future training needs

 

Subject leaders’ network meeting 
Course code RA219 / C26

06 February 2019 13:00-16:00

Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College, Eaton Road, Tarporley CW6 0BL View on Google Map

Summary

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. This strengthening of informal school-to-school support will create an effective network of information, advice and guidance.

Outcomes

You will be able to:
•work collaboratively to identify priorities in science teaching and learning and in science-specific professional development for your teams
•share and develop strategies to tackle these issues, drawing on expertise as needed from outside the network

Subject leaders’ network meeting

Course code – RA219 / C27

27 June 2019 13:00-16:00

Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College, Eaton Road, Tarporley CW6 0BL View on Google Map

Summary

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. This strengthening of informal school-to-school support will create an effective network of information, advice and guidance.

Outcomes

You will be able to:
•work collaboratively to identify priorities in science teaching and learning and in science-specific professional development for your teams
•share and develop strategies to tackle these issues, drawing on expertise as needed from outside the network

 


Courses are currently being planned – if you wish any further information, please contact slp@eatonbank.org
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