Primary Science courses
We have a variety of CPD courses running over the next few months and are constantly adding new courses so do check back soon.
*OFFER* Teacher Release Payments (TRP) - Some of our courses have a TRP available to maintained schools when booking. This is a payment to enable your school to release you for the course, this can go towards supply cover or provisions. Look out for TRP in our course list below and contact us to book with one of these offers.
You will need to pay the full amount up-front, 8 weeks after attending the course you will be refunded the percentage specified on the offer. If you have any questions please contact us.
Primary Conference Days
Our primary conferences always provide outstanding learning opportunities linked to topical developments in primary science teaching alongside time to talk and share ideas with other primary practitioners.
St Clement Danes School - 9.30-16.00 - £100 / £200* (50% TRP available - final price £50)
Spring Term 24 - 7th March - book here
Summer Term 24 - 27th June - book here
Primary Network Meetings
The aim of the Network meeting is to keep busy primary teachers up to date with the latest guidance and resources, to share good practice and to provide support with curriculum development, in a friendly and informal environment.
Remote - 15.45-16.45 - Free/£40*
23rd January - Info and booking
12th March - Info and booking
30th April - Info and booking
18th June - Info and booking
Working Scientifically in Primary Science - 11th, 18th and 25th Jan 15.30-16.30 - Three session course - Remote - £100/150* - Info and booking
This course will provide an overview of what working scientifically means, considering the 5 enquiry types and skills within science. Develop your confidence in identifying enquiry types. Also identify which skills are used in practical science and how they can be developed within your class and school. You will explore ways of ensuring that practical science provides coverage and progression for the children that you teach.
Teaching Upper KS2 Science - 18th Jan, 25th Jan 15.30-17.30 and 1st Feb 15.30-16.30 - Three session course - Remote - £140/210* - Info and booking
Improve your confidence in teaching science through gaining the tools to plan and carry out effective learning for your pupils. You will explore ways to bring the KS2 curriculum to life through practical ideas and discussion tasks, as well as how to effectively develop a strategy for dealing with common misconceptions.
Getting Ready for British Science Week - 25th Jan 16.00-17.00 - Remote - FREE - Info and booking
Join us as we prepare to celebrate the theme of Time for British Science Week 2024.
Our annual Getting Ready for British Science Week to bring you a session will full of ideas and resources to support your school on getting involved with British Science Week 2024 taking place on 8th to 17th March 2024.
‘Time’ as a theme offers a huge range of topics to delve into as part of your British Science Week 2024 activities, which links with multiple areas across science, technology, engineering and maths.
We will look at planning engaging and fun activities to inspire students, as well as to ease the planning process for teachers and subject leaders. With free resource links and themed activities, you will be ready to celebrate this important week in the school calendar!
Data logging – Using Micro:bits in Science Lessons - 7th Feb - St Clement Danes School, Chorleywood - 13.00-16.00 - £50/100* - Info and booking
This course will introduce you to the micro:bit, a small micro-computer, which can be used to record data such as light, temperature and sound. You will learn how to use the device as a datalogger, how to view the stored data and how to use data handling software to represent it in tables, charts and graphs. Throughout the afternoon we will explore how the device can support science learning and you will leave with the skills and ideas needed to incorporate data logging across your science curriculums.
Teaching assistants supporting science in primary school - 27th Feb, 12th March and 26th March - 3 sessions to complete course - Remote - 13.14-14.45 - £100/200* (50% TRP available - final price £50) - Contact us to book with Teacher Release Payment - Info and booking
Learn how to supervise, assist and support the learning of science as a teaching assistant as well as considering safety and children with different needs.
Effective transition between year 6 and year 7 in science - 4th March, 11th March and 18th March - 3 sessions to complete course - Remote - 15.45-16.45 - £100/200* - Info and booking
You will have the opportunity to consider the nature and content of the year 6 science curriculum, how to develop creative activities that build on prior learning and how to use diagnostic teaching to identify and address gaps in knowledge and skills.
Leading Primary Science - 14th, 21st, 25th March and 15th, 22nd April - 5 Session Course - Remote - 15.30-16.30 - £120/180* - Info and booking
School pupils are likely to have missed some core learning which will require your long-term curriculum map to be adjusted in the short-term. This course supports subject leaders to clearly define the curriculum across the school and enable them to effectively support teachers, implementing it successfully in the classroom.
Developing pupil led investigations – embedding working scientifically in the primary classroom - 20th March - St Clement Danes School, Chorleywood - 9.30-15.30 - £200/400* - Info and booking
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.
Assessment and Progression in Primary Science - 25th March - St Clement Danes School, Chorleywood - 9.30-15.30 - £200/400* - Info and booking
This course examines the latest developments in primary science assessment. Teachers and subject leaders will understand the role of both formative and summative assessment in primary science and know how to implement them in their schools. It explores strategies for assessment and develops confidence to make reliable teacher assessment of learning in science and identify children’s next steps.
Primary Science for ECTs - 25th and 29th April 15.30-17.00 - Two session course - Remote - £100/150* - Info and booking
This course will provide you with a manageable approach to planning and teaching primary science. Expand the teaching tools at your fingertips and develop your confidence to plan and enable effective learning for children in your class. On this course you will explore the requirements of the primary science curriculum, improve your subject knowledge, plan exciting lessons and build your confidence in teaching practical science activities.
Teaching EYFS science - 22nd May 15.00-16.00 and 23rd May 14.00-16.00 - Two session course - Remote - £100/200* - Info and booking
This course will provide a manageable approach to planning and delivering EYFS science. Enter the classroom with the tools and confidence to plan and develop effective learning for children in your class. You will explore ways of bringing the EYFS experience to life through practical ideas and discussion tasks.
SPECIAL COURSE - ZSL WHIPSNADE ZOO - Developing Working Scientifically outside the Classroom - 14th June - ZSL Whipsnade Zoo - 9.30-15.30 - £200/400* (70% TRP available for state schools - final price £60) - Contact us to book with Teacher Release Payment - Info and booking
We will be releasing more exciting details about this course in the new year but get booked on now to avoid disappointment. This event is run in partnership with ZSL Whipsnade Zoo and promises to be a brilliant day you won't want to miss.
*State funded school or college price/Fee-paying school or college price (independent)