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Science Learning Partnership (SLP)

The SLP for Kent and Medway is a collaboration between Canterbury Christ Church University and Rainham Mark Grammar School; which together offer a comprehensive range of science CPD courses. Our aim is to provide relevant, local, affordable CPD that has a positive impact for pupils learning.

In addition to the courses listed below, we can arrange bespoke science staff meetings, INSET days and class demonstration lessons, if required. Contact us for more information.

Email: thestemhub@canterbury.ac.uk or call 01227 922662

  • PRIMARY COURSES »

    Thu14Mar

    £120

    Leading Primary Science
    Virtual

    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.

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    Fri29Mar

    £250*

    Online Science CPD Subscription for your primary school
    Virtual

    We are delighted to be launching a comprehensive package of Online Science CPD subscription to support schools across South East. The package can be accessed by your whole primary school to support your CPD needs.The package of support is from February 2024 to July 2024 offering great value for money CPD support.
    *Subsidy available is known as a Teacher Release Payment which is paid back directly by STEM Learning after attending the course. The payment is £175. If you need any support please contact James Bennett in the first instance via e-mail: james.bennett@cante

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    Thu25Apr

    £100

    Primary Science ECTs
    Virtual

    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.

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    Tue21May

    £100

    Teaching EYFS Science 22 May
    Virtual

    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.

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    Tue11Jun

    FREE

    Primary Science Updates Netwrok meeting
    Virtual

    This is a local network meeting facilitated by local teachers to share good practice.

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    Tue18Jun

    £100

    Teaching Lower Key Stage 2 Science
    Virtual

    Improve your confidence in planning and enabling effective learning by children in your class. You will develop your approaches to planning and teaching primary science in lower KS2 and explore ways to bring the curriculum to life through practical ideas and discussion tasks.

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  • SECONDARY COURSES »

    Wed17Apr

    £100

    Subject Knowledge Enhancement: KS4 Biology
    Virtual

    This course will provide subject knowledge to help in planning and teaching biology for Key Stage 4 (Coordinated Science and Triple Science) with a focus on the genome, genes and gene expression and cell division. Develop your biology teaching with the tools and confidence to plan and teach effectively, engaging your students and supporting their achievement and attainment.

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    Thu18Apr

    £60

    Technicians: Maintaining your microscopes
    Virtual

    Microscopes are an expensive yet essential part of the science department, being used from from KS3 to KS5. Why do you need to care and maintain your microscope? How do you keep microscopes in good condition? How do you protect a microscope? Can I save money on maintenance costs by carrying this out in-house? Learn the answers to these and other questions with this hands-on remote course.

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    Tue23Apr

    £60

    The Art of Scence Demos: How to get the best from practical demonstrations
    Virtual

    Effective practical demonstration involves more than is more than just showing students a particular experiment. You will consider how to set the practical up, where to position students, how to keep their focus during the demonstration and how to assess the learning intentions. It is intended for early career teachers and will discuss a range of possible demonstrations and how to ensure that these have maximum impact on student learning.

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    Wed24Apr

    £160

    Supporting the memory: Strategies and Techniques to Retain and Retrieve Knowledge in Science
    Virtual

    To progress to more complex understanding in science, it is essential that learners have the ability to retain and recall knowledge. Cognitive science research supports several key theories that can improve retention and recall of information including: cognitive load, spaced learning, retrieval practice and elaborative interrogation.

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    Thu25Apr

    £100

    Post 16 Physics Knowledge Enhancement: Fields
    Virtual

    Develop the background subject knowledge required to help planning and teaching physics for key stage 5. This course will help you to prepare for teaching the topic of fields and will focus on the subject knowledge needed to teach the content. You will explore ways of building student understanding, taking into account misconceptions and common issues in teaching key concepts.

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    Thu25Apr

    £100

    How to embed open-ended investigative practical work into the science curriculum
    Virtual

    You will engage with the Gatsby Good Practical Science report and review strategies in order to plan and implement open-ended investigative practical work in the curriculum. This specifically addresses the Gatsby Practical Benchmark 8. The course will develop a deeper understanding of practical skills and the application of procedural knowledge to support students with the challenges of application of practical skills to unfamiliar examination questions.

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    Tue30Apr

    £650*

    Online Science Subscription for your department
    Virtual

    We are delighted to be launching a comprehensive package of Science CPD support to schools across South East. The package can be accessed by your whole science department and other colleagues teaching science in your school to support your CPD needs.The package of support is from April 2024 to July 2024 offering great value for money CPD support
    *Subsidy available is known as a Teacher Release Payment which is paid back directly by STEM Learning after attending the course. The payment is £455. If you need any support please contact James Bennett in the first instance via e-mail: james.bennett@cant

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    Wed1May

    £20

    Misconceptions in Physics
    Virtual

    This course provides participants with the opportunity to consider the misconceptions which exist in KS3 and 4 Physics. We will look at teaching strategies for drawing these misconceptions (and preconceptions) out of students and consider ways of breaking them down and building on firmer, more concrete foundations through effective learning.

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    Thu9May

    FREE

    Head of Science Network Meeting 9 May
    Virtual

    If you are new or an established Head of science then please come and join us for our virtual Heads of Science online meeting.

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    Mon13May

    FREE

    Early Career Teacher Network Meeting
    Virtual

    The aim of this network is to contextualise the 5 core areas of the Early Career Framework- What does this look like in the science classroom?

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    Tue21May

    £100

    Effective Transition Between Yr6 & Yr7 in Science
    Virtual

    This course will focus on how to establish effective transition between year 6 and year 7 in science. 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.

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    Wed22May

    £120

    Moving into Science Leadership
    Virtual

    For teachers who are wanting to take up their first responsibility post and will be leading colleagues perhaps for the first time. This course will provide a range of strategies to support their move into a first area of responsibility within a science department. It will look at: Leadership styles, the difference between leadership and management, what outstanding teaching and learning look like, strategies for monitoring and evaluation, writing a strategic action plan and how best to implement change.

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    Wed5Jun

    £100

    Subject Knowledge Enhancement: KS4 Chemistry
    Virtual

    Develop the background subject knowledge required to help planning and teaching chemistry for key stage 4 . Gain the tools and confidence to plan and teach effective learning for your GCSE chemistry classes. You will explore ways of building student understanding, taking into account misconceptions and common issues in teaching these concepts.

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    Mon17Jun

    £100

    Leading on secondary science curriculum design 17 June
    Virtual

    Consider what makes an effective curriculum. Progression in content and skills are explored and also how we can plan to support long term learning at curriculum level. External influences on curriculum development are considered and participants will explore development of schemes of learning to suit their own setting and identify next steps.

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    Thu20Jun

    £100

    Subject Knowledge Enhancement: Biology Triple Science
    Virtual

    Explore background subject knowledge to help planning and teaching biology for key stage 4 (Triple Science) with a focus on coordination and control. Start your Triple Science teaching with the tools and confidence to plan and teach effective learning for your biology classes.

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  • COLLEGES/POST-16 »

    Thu25Apr

    £100

    Post 16 Physics Knowledge Enhancement: Fields
    Virtual

    Develop the background subject knowledge required to help planning and teaching physics for key stage 5. This course will help you to prepare for teaching the topic of fields and will focus on the subject knowledge needed to teach the content. You will explore ways of building student understanding, taking into account misconceptions and common issues in teaching key concepts.

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