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.

Areas covered:

The Southend, Essex & Thurrock SLP serves education establishments in Braintree and Chelmsford. Schools in Epping Forest, Harlow and Uttlesford are covered by the Southend, Essex & Thurrock Science Learning Partnership.

For more information, the latest recruitment opportunities and event bookings visit: 

https://www.stem.org.uk/

https://www.setsa.info/1549/southend-essex-thurrock-science-learning-partnership

Twitter: @SET_Science


The Southend, Essex & Thurrock Science Learning Partnership

Please see below for details of Southend, Essex & Thurrock SLP on demand programmes.

For current Primary and Secondary Science CPD click here.

Primary CPD on demand

We can deliver a range of "off the shelf" STEM Learning courses for primary on demand for your school, MAT or cluster.  Below are some titles we can offer - please contact us to plan your date.

Activity code

Activity title

Why attend?

RP020

Developing STEM in the primary curriculum

Develop and learn how to integrate STEM teaching and learning across the primary curriculum

RP024

An introduction to working scientifically

Understanding ‘working scientifically’ is vital for children to develop ideas, skills, knowledge and understanding in science. You will be able to confidently implement strategies for planning, resourcing and organising enquiry that challenges scientific thinking.

RP025

 

 

Developing working scientifically outside the classroom

Effective strategies which embrace working scientifically outside the classroom enhance enquiry skills. You will be able to build on, and extend, children’s abilities by applying different approaches to plan and resource rich learning opportunities.

RP026


 

Developing pupil led investigations – embedding working scientifically in the primary classroom

To develop the independence of children thinking and communicating as real scientists is essential to deepen their scientific understanding. You will be able to facilitate and create rich, effective and exciting strategies that provide opportunities that embed and extend scientific skills

RP091

Tinkering as an approach to learning across the STEM curriculum

This course is an introduction to using tinkering as an approach to learning in science, computing and D&T and to build resilience in pupils at primary level

RP101

Developing the role of the science 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.

RP102

Assessment and progression in primary science

Evidence shows that effective assessment for learning leads to raised attainment. Identify how you can integrate and embed assessment practices into your science teaching.

RP103


 

Raising attainment in primary science 

Identify teaching and learning strategies that will move good lessons to outstanding lessons by focusing on the learning happening in the classroom.

RP112

Strengthening subject understanding in...

Focus on the big ideas in primary science, helping you make a difference to children’s learning by identifying and challenging misconception.

RP113

Linking core subjects; science and mathematics

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

RP114

Making powerful connections between primary literacy and science

Explore the curriculum links between science and literacy and how to develop literacy skills to improve the quality of children’s written explanations in science.

RP177

Leading primary science in a special educational needs setting

Leading science in a special educational needs setting has been developed to empower practitioners working in SEND settings to discover the potential of the science curriculum for students.

RP182
 

Engaging science for Key Stage 1

This course will enable you to plan and embed a progressive and engaging curriculum to meet the needs of the children. You will reinforce your own subject knowledge and learn how to tackle children’s common misconceptions.

RP183
 

Engaging science for Key Stage 2

This course will enable you to plan and embed a progressive and engaging curriculum to meet the needs of the children. You will reinforce your own subject knowledge and learn how to tackle children’s common misconceptions.

RP184
 

Developing your primary science curriculum using the Ofsted framework

Let’s put the spotlight back on science.  The new Ofsted framework provides an opportunity to reinvent your primary science curriculum. Discuss key strategies to ensure that the intent, implementation and impact of your science curriculum is evident throughout school.

RP185

Linking STEM careers in the primary science curriculum

COMING SOON

Using everyday contexts in primary science helps to make science more recognisable and accessible. It is a route to enable children to engage with abstract and challenging ideas. The sessions will be structured to support teachers to plan a curriculum that meets the needs of the children in their school whilst developing their individual science capital.

Secondary & Triple Science: CPD on demand

We can deliver a range of "off the shelf" STEM Learning courses for secondary on demand for your school, MAT or cluster.  Below are some titles we can offer - please contact us to plan your date.

Activity code

Activity title

Why attend?

RP021

Developing STEM in the secondary curriculum

Learn how to apply science to real life STEM contexts and develop your students' STEM skills

RP200

Strengthening practical work in biology

We will explore strategies for teaching topics across the biology curriculum and develop an understanding of how practical work can be made more relevant and effective. 

RP201

Strengthening practical work in physics

Explore a range of ideas for teaching topics across the physics curriculum and develop an understanding of how practical work can be made more relevant and effective.

RP202

Strengthening practical work in chemistry

Through hands-on activities you will undertake new and established strategies and practical techniques to make students' learning more effective. 

RP206

Essential skills for new and aspiring science leadership

Working with an experienced science leader, you will develop your vision and leadership skills to enable you to lead an effective and vibrant science team. 

RP208

Physics for non-specialists

Develop your understanding of key physics principles and the skills and strategies needed to teach physics effectively.

RP210

Mathematics in science teaching (UNDER REVIEW)

Exploring the use and failure to use mathematics in science. It looks at typical weaknesses in mathematical that hinder students' ability to understand and solve scientific problems.

RP212

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.

RP222

Behaviour management in science

Supporting teachers new to the profession in considering ways of managing the behaviour of their students so that a positive, effective learning environment can be sustained.

RP297

Key Stage 3 science for non-science specialists

A series of four CPD sessions (4 days) to help non-science specialists teach science confidently.

RP344

Applying knowledge and understanding in science

Help your science students apply their knowledge and skills by focusing on AO2 exam specifications.

Develop the ability of your students to apply their knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, scientific enquiry, techniques and procedures. This course focuses on the demands of AO2 in exam specifications and offers practical advice and suggestions on how to develop application and problem solving skills. You will create a toolkit of activities that will help you promote application skills in your students.

RP348

Supporting EAL Learners in Science 

Support of pupils with EAL to ensure curriculum is inclusive and accessible for all learners

RP349

Stretch and challenge of pupils in science

How to ensure that learners are given appropriate stretch and challenge in science

RP350

Metacognition and self-regulated learning in science

Development of self-regulated learning skills for pupils to help progress

RP352

 


 

Meeting the new Ofsted framework in secondary science

The new Ofsted framework, to be introduced from September 2019, will require leaders and teachers of science to have a clear curriculum vision for the subject, this course will guide participants through a review of the science curriculum offer to ensure that your students meet the Ofsted 3 Is (Intent, Implementation and Impact). The course will look at how to identify gaps in teaching and learning and how to ensure that they are filled, how to broaden your thinking beyond working to exam specifications and linking learning to the world of work, society and real-world contexts.

RP355

 


 

Science for low attainers - how to engage and ensure progress

This course will look at how to effectively deliver the science curriculum to ensure progress by low attainers. The course will look at how the curriculum can be modelled to support low attainers and you will develop strategies to engage students with science and to ensure that pupil's skills are developed to allow them to access examinations and required practicals.

RP391

Developing a sustainable future

A suite of training and resources that develop sustainable thinking with students. Activities will explore product lifecycle, product design and manufacture through a product tear down and a design task.

Triple Science

Activity code

Activity title

Why attend?

RP750

Triple science network meeting

Share good practice around the intent, implementation and impact of the triple science curriculum with your peers

RP760

Implementing and enhancing triple science provision for SLT and governors

Provide key messages to leadership teams and governors about the benefits of triple science.

RP775

KS3 Curriculum Progression

Planning the delivery of the science curriculum (90 minute)

RP776

Technicians Supporting Triple Science 

This course is designed for technicians who support practical work in triple science. You will gain hands on experience of effective and engaging practical ideas in biology, chemistry and physics. You will also have the opportunity to discuss key learning points behind the practicals, where to find resource materials and how to prepare them.

RP777

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. 

RP778

Triple Science: Physics

This course is intended for teachers that have experience of teaching physics at 14 - 16 and would benefit from support in effective teaching and learning of the triple science extension modules. A range of modules from across the awarding bodies will be considered, you should be familiar with the content of your extension modules before taking part in the course.

RP779

Triple Science: Chemistry

This course is intended for teachers that have experience of teaching chemistry at 14 - 16 and would benefit from support in effective teaching and learning of the triple science extension modules. A range of modules from across the awarding bodies will be considered, and you should be familiar with the content of your extension modules before taking part in the course.

RP780

Triple Science: Biology

This course is intended for teachers that have experience of teaching biology at 14 - 16 and would benefit from support in effective teaching and learning of the triple science extension modules. A range of modules from across the awarding bodies will be considered, and you should be familiar with the content of your extension modules before taking part in the course.

RP781

Inspiring learners to study Triple Science

Using data from KS3 can help you identify students who are suitable for triple science. This course will help you effectively identify appropriate students from data. You will examine ways to motivate students, enrich their triple science learning and investigate STEM career resources that you can use to inspire students to study science.

RP782

Managing Effective Practical Work in Triple Science 

This course is designed for teachers who are new to teaching triple science with a particular interest in developing their use of practical work.

RP788

Triple Science: Preparing for Linear Assessment

This course identifies a range of potential barriers for teachers and students in responding to the move to the Linear Assessment model. It goes beyond looking at short term bolt on interventions to look at issues such as progression, tracking progress and how best to structure learning so students gain a deep, long terms understanding of the science.