Science Learning Partnership - Herts & Essex

The Herts & Essex 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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Herts & Essex Science Learning Partnership programmes & events

Expand the headings below for details of current Herts & Essex SLP programmes and events.

Secondary and FE CPD courses

14 June 2022 - KS3 Student Climate Change Summit - University of Herts - Book Here (Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis)

15 June 2022 - CLEAPSS Health and Safety for Science Technicians - Stevenage - Book Here 

15 June 2022 - Integrating Climate Change into the Secondary Curriculum - Bishop's Stortford - Book Here (NB: There is a £400 bursary available to eligible schools)

16 June 2022 - Effective transition from KS2-KS3 - Milton Keynes - Book Here

As the DfE's chosen science CPD providers our exceptional professional development provision has a proven impact on participants, their school/college and, ultimately, young people.

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

KS3  Student Climate Change Summit - University of Hertfordshire - 14th June 2022

The Herts & Essex SLP are excited to offer schools the opportunity to attend our KS3 Climate change student summit in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire and STEMPOINT East. This summit will bring together local and national partners from across the education, research and the wider STEM sectors to enhance teacher and student understanding of the science and implications of climate change.  The aim of the summit is to highlight to young people and their teachers the challenges we face but also focus on what possible solutions there are and new future technologies that can help.

Note: Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  We'd like as many schools to benefit from this exciting opportunity as possible and so schools are limited to 1 teacher and a maximum of 10 students.

Venue: University of Hertfordshire, De Havilland Campus, Mosquito Way, Hatfield AL10 9EU

Booking information:

For more details and to book visit:

Download the event flyer here.

Secondary Science Curriculum Conference - Harlow College - 29th June 2022

Download the conference flyer here.

Keynote Speaker: Jasper Green HMI - Ofsted Subject Lead for Science  

An opportunity for Science Leaders to evaluate the intent of their curriculum, how it is implemented and its impact, by engaging with the most current research and best practice in science education. Talks, workshops, Q&A.   

Book Here

EYFS and Primary CPD Courses

27 May 2022 - Developing working scientifically outside the classroom - Bayfordbury - Book Here 

16 June 2022 - Engaging Science in KS1 - Face to Face in Bedford - Book Here

22 June 2022 - Primary Science network meeting at Whipsnade Zoo - Book Here

27 June 2022 - Developing your Science Curriculum using the Ofsted framework - Hatfield - Book Here 

1 July 2022 - Developing pupil led investigations - Hatfield - Book Here 

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.

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

East of England Primary ECT Science Conference - 8th-16th June 2022

8th - 16 June 2022, 4:00-5:00pm

A programme of four remote twilight sessions - £20 per session (£40 non maintained)

08 June - Introduction to Working Scientifically (practical investigations) BOOK HERE

09 June - Planning and preparing for science (subject knowledge and misconceptions) BOOK HERE

15 June - Formative monitoring & assessment (summative assessment activities) BOOK HERE

16 June - Questioning and promoting talk BOOK HERE

Download the conference flyer here.

Subject Knowledge Enhancement Courses

25 May 2022 - Chemistry Subject Knowledge Enhancement - Hatfield - Book Here

9 June 2022 - Physics Subject Knowledge Enhancement - Hatfield - Book Here

13 June 2022 - Biology Subject Knowledge Enhancement - Hatfield - Book Here

New to teaching A' Level 

7 June 2022 - Teaching A' Level Chemistry - Bishops Stortford - Book Here 

17 June 2022 - Teaching A' Level Physics - Sawbridgeworth - Book Here 

5 July 2022 - Teaching A' Level Biology - Bishops Stortford - Book Here 

Science Practical Skills Courses 

10 June 2022 - Strengthening Practical Skills in Chemistry - Bedford - Book Here

20 June 2022 - Strengthening Practical Skills in Biology - Bishop's Stortford - Book Here

23 June 2022 - Strengthening Practical Skills in Physics - Hatfield - Book Here 

Online network meetings

25 May 2022 - Science Technicians - Book Here 

22 June 2022 - Head of Science network meeting -  Book Here

23 June 2022 - Head of Biology network meeting - Book Here

CPD opportunities for 2022-23

Secondary: Science Subscription packages 2022-23

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

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. Please see below for further details of each option.

To arrange a whole staff meeting, contact

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