Science Learning Partnership - Southend, Essex & Thurrock


The Southend, Essex & Thurrock Science Learning Partnership (SLP) provides quality, subject-specific Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and support for primary, secondary & FE across Southend, Essex (Braintree and Chelmsford) and Thurrock. They are part of a network of SLPs and other support for schools that is managed by STEM Learning.

Their aim is to 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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Southend, Essex & Thurrock Science Learning Partnership programmes & events

Click on the link below to read the latest Southend, Essex & Thurrock SLP newsletter: 

Secondary science update for Southend, Essex & Thurrock schools: Summer 2022

Expand the headings below for details of current Southend, Essex & Thurrock SLP programmes.

Primary CPD on demand

The Southend, Essex & Thurrock SLP can deliver a range of "off the shelf" STEM Learning courses for primary on demand for your school, MAT or cluster.

Click here to view our primary 'CPD on demand' programmes.

Secondary & Triple Science: CPD on demand

The Southend, Essex & Thurrock SLP can deliver a range of "off the shelf" STEM Learning courses for secondary on demand for your school, MAT or cluster. 

Click here to view our secondary and triple science 'CPD on demand' programmes.

East of England Primary ECT Conference: 8-16 June 2022

Twilight online events for primary Early Career Teachers will help develop an understanding of the key aspects of teaching science for new teachers, early career teachers (ECT) or anyone returning to the classroom. 

A series of four twilight sessions. We would encourage you to join all but any can be joined individually. Just £20 per session (£40 non maintained).

Click on the links below to book:

Download the flyer

Essex Secondary Science Festival 2022 for Teachers & Technicians: 24 June

Venue: Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, CM1 1SQ

Southend, Essex & Thurrock SLP invites secondary & FE colleagues to join us at Anglia Ruskin University for a packed day of practical activities, guest speakers, exam board representatives and networking.

Who’s this for? 

Teachers and technicians across Southend, Essex & Thurrock.

What’s on the programme?

  • Keynotes 
  • Practical Workshops 
  • Input from exam boards
  • Cutting-edge research from a range of professors
  • Technician CPD & network session
  • STEM Ambassadors

Maintained £100 +VAT (non maintained £175 +VAT)

Discounts available! 

  • 50% discount for more than 1 teacher from the same school attending (use code SLP2022TY50) 
  • FREE to technicians (use code SLP2022QW100)

To book visit: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/497654/essex-secondary-science-festival-2022

Developing your primary science curriculum using the Ofsted Framework: 30 June 2022

We have two newly-scheduled remote sessions for 'Developing your primary science curriculum using the Ofsted Framework' running on 23 May and 30 June.

We have been very fortunate to secure the fabulous Claire Seeley to run these 1-hour remote Zoom sessions. The sessions can be booked separately if needed.

23 May 22, 4-5pm - booking link here
Progression and Assessment
• What does progression look like?
• How can I evidence progression?
• How can formative assessment support progression?

June 30th, 4-5pm - booking link here
Monitoring & Preparing for Deep Dives
• What should I look for when monitoring science?
• What questions should I to ask children about their learning?

Download the flyer here.

East of England Secondary ECT Conference: 4-8 July 2022

Twilight online events for secondary Early Career Teachers will help develop an understanding of the key aspects of teaching science for new teachers, early career teachers (ECT) or anyone returning to the classroom.  

A series of five twilight sessions. We would encourage you to join all but any can be joined individually. Just £20 per session (£40 non maintained).

Click on the links below to book:

Download the flyer


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