Science Learning Partnership - Herts, Essex, Beds & MK


The Herts, Essex, Beds & MK Science Learning Partnership (SLP) provides quality, subject-specific Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for primary and secondary schools across West Essex (Epping Forest, Harlow and Uttlesford). They are part of a network of SLPs and other support for schools that are managed by STEM Learning.

The Herts & Essex SLP support school leads, teachers and technicians to develop high-quality science and STEM provision for all young people in schools and colleges locally. They offer courses through the academic year, and can also help with bespoke training solutions and one to one support.

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Find out more about the Herts, Essex, Beds & MK Science Learning Partnership:


Herts, Essex, Beds & MK Science Learning Partnership programmes & events

Please click here to see our full Secondary Science CPD programme.

Please click here to see our full Primary Science CPD Programme.

In addition to our CPD programme, we offer bespoke Science CPD for departmental meetings, joint inset and inset days. Our expert school to school support consultancy offer includes departmental reviews, coaching, mentoring, curriculum reviews and exam analysis.

CPD opportunities for 2022-23

Full CPD programme for 2022-23

Click here to view and download our full CPD programme for 2022-23.


Secondary: Science Subscription packages 2022-23

For full details of our Science Subscription packages, click on the links below:


Primary CPD programme - Autumn Term 2022

Click here to view and download our Primary CPD programme for Autumn 2022. 


Primary: Science CPD staff meetings

Planning staff training for 2022/23? As well as our primary CPD courses, we offer primary staff meetings. There are three options that schools can choose from: 

  • Working Scientifically
  • Thinking Doing Talking Science
  • Essential Formative Assessment in Science

These 1-1.5hr courses can be delivered face to face or online during whole staff meetings or inset days, and can be delivered to multiple schools as joint inset. Expand the heading below for further details of each option.

Primary Science CPD staff meetings - options

To arrange a whole staff meeting, contact stem@herts.ac.uk.


Support for SEND settings

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

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

For more information and to book, download the flyer here.


Training courses for ECTs, ECT mentors and ITT mentors

Click on the links below to download flyers with more information about these training courses:

Online Science ECT Network

Autumn Term - 10th November 4-5pm: Strategies for engaging pupils learning in Science lessons inc. purposeful practicals, retrieval strategies and checking for understanding

Spring Term - 9th March 4-5pm: Examples of assessment and effective feedback in science

Summer Term - 11th May 4-5pm: Engaging with science professional partners to facilitate continued subject specific professional development

To book click here

Contact: slp.admin@hertsandessex.herts.sch.uk for a £30 subsidy to join this network

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