Science

AUTUMN TERM 2018

SCIENCE SUBJECT LEADERS’ AUTUMN TERM BRIEFING, Monday 29th October 2018, 4:15 pm – 5:45pm, St. Williams Primary School, Norwich

Providing subject leaders with the skills to drive science forward in their schools, increasing their capacity to influence and inspire others, as well as the opportunity to network with other science leaders.
Each session will include:
· Essential updates
· A chance to reflect and share
· Subject Leader professional development – building the skills you need to be an effective leader of science in your school.

SCIENCE SUBJECT LEADER BOOT CAMP , Tuesday 30th October 2018, 9.30am-3.30pm, St. Williams Primary School, Norwich

All you need to know to kick start, review or re-boot the leadership of science in your school.
Including:
· Essential updates
· Being a leader
· Monitoring and evaluating science
· Key topics – Science Capital, assessment and Working Scientifically; must-dos and quick wins to begin to initiate change in your school.

SPRING TERM 2019

SCIENCE SUBJECT LEADERS’ SPRING TERM BRIEFING, Thursday 13th February 2019, 4:15 pm – 5:45pm, St. Williams Primary School, Norwich

Providing subject leaders with the skills to drive science forward in their schools, increasing their capacity to influence and inspire others, as well as the opportunity to network with other science leader.
Includes:
· SL requests (from session 1)
· Essential updates
· A chance to reflect and share
· Subject Leader professional development – building the skills you need to be an effective leader of science in your school.

FIT FOR PURPOSE SCIENCE ASSESSMENT – making it work in your school, 14TH February 2019, 9.30am-3.30pm, St. Williams Primary School, Norwich

A whistle-stop tour of the assessment landscape, offering practical solutions that subject leaders might use and adapt in their schools.
This course will provide SLs with an insight into:
· National requirements – the truth
· Position of science in the curriculum – OfSTED, Wellcome Trust etc.
o Future guessing – what’s the direction of travel likely to be?
· Statutory assessment – current picture
· Best practice resources to support science assessment, backed by sound research
· Principles of planning with assessment in mind
· Using practical strategies to explore children’s understanding
o Guided assessment activities
o Assessment themes
· Communicating outcomes – using floor books and other communication strategies to capture learning

SUMMER TERM 2018

SCIENCE SUBJECT LEADERS’ SUMMER TERM BRIEFING, Tuesday 11th June 2019, 4:15 pm – 5:45pm, St. Williams Primary School, Norwich

Providing subject leaders with the skills to drive science forward in their schools, increasing their capacity to influence and inspire others, as well as the opportunity to network with other science leaders.
Includes:
· SL requests (from session 2)
· Essential updates
· A chance to reflect and share
· Subject Leader professional development – building the skills you need to be an effective leader of science in your school.

GETTING PRACTICAL: Working Scientifically, Wednesday 12th June 2019, 9.30am-3.30pm, St. Williams Primary School, Norwich

Working Scientifically should be positioned at the heart of the primary science curriculum in all schools. Children must learn National Curriculum content as they work scientifically; through exploring and investigating, asking questions and problem solving, engaging with and learning about the ‘Wonder-full’ world around them.
This course will provide subject leaders and teachers with:
· a greater understanding of Working Scientifically and its significance to learning in science
· enhanced subject knowledge and understanding of the five types of enquiry children should be using, progression of these and of key skills from Early Years and through primary
· lots of hands-on, practical examples and teaching strategies that might be shared with colleagues through INSET (and tried out in own classrooms).

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