Designing a quality Primary Science Curriculum for your school
DateFri, 18th October, 2019
Time9:30 am - 3:30 pm
LocationSt William’s Primary School, William’s Loke, Norwich
The nature of curriculum and what ‘quality’ means in that context, has stimulated much discussion in schools over recent months. This course will provide subject leaders with an opportunity to use the OfSTED terms, ‘intent’, ‘implementation’ and ‘impact’, as they review the existing science curriculum in their schools and plan for its development. Just what do these terms mean and how can their use help us to reflect on and advance current science practice?
The relationship between the science curriculum and wider, whole-school curriculum priorities will be considered. Science has the capacity to support and contribute to addressing wider priorities for learners and making such opportunities explicit can be enormously helpful.
A variety of subject curriculum concerns will also have a part to play, including
• establishing a clear vision for science
• building children’s science capital
• developing quality vocabulary as a means of communicating and applying subject understanding.
In reviewing a school’s curriculum OfSTED may use a ‘deep-dive’ model. Subject leaders too can benefit from using a similar approach, as they consider current provision, identify needs and plan for further development, as a consequence becoming better equipped to lead their subject more effectively.
£160 for 1 place, £300 for 2
Course name:Designing a quality Primary Science Curriculum for your school
Date:Fri, 18th October, 2019
Time:9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location:St William’s Primary School, William’s Loke, Norwich
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Nicola is a highly experienced school improvement professional, with extensive specialist knowledge of primary teaching and learning built up over 20+ years in and around primary schools. She is a nationally renowned primary science specialist and was a science advisory teacher for several years.
Nicola has worked as a science consultant nationally, in the development of science assessment practice. She worked with QCDA to create and pilot the ‘Assessing Pupils’ Progress in Primary Science’ resource and shape its roll out across the country. She was also part of the expert group responsible for developing science assessment materials for the Standards and Testing Agency (part of the DfE). Most recently she has been a Curriculum Advisor for KS2 Science assessment (also for STA/DfE).
Nicola now works directly with a variety of training providers (including Osiris), teaching school networks, schools, teachers and children across the country to develop science, curriculum and assessment practice