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The STEM Hub

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: or call 01227 922662



Physics for Non-Specialists Day 2 (energy & radiation) (Secondary)

This course is ideal for teachers being asked to teach physics but is outside the specialist area. Throughout the course an experienced facilitator will help to develop understanding of the principles of physics and the skills and strategies needed to teach the subject effectively at KS3 & KS4. This course focuses on energy and radiation.




Stretching the More Able Pupils in Science (Secondary)

'Stretch and Challenge' is a priority for many science departments. This course introduces a range of strategies that support able students to reach their potential. The aim of this course is to enable teachers to explore a range of ways in which able students can be challenged to maximise their potential. This might be through focusing teaching to the more demanding exam questions; looking at approaches to effective differentiation or challenging students to problem-solve, investigate and research.




Elementary Chemistry Day 2 - Going Beyond the Basics (Secondary)

This course is Day 2 for non-specialists who want to become more confident in teaching chemistry at KS4. It will provide a range of simple, safe and effective practical activities. During develop strategies for teaching quantitative chemistry and identify effective ways of linking chemical concepts and take away resources to help with the next day's lessons! As well as addressing key concepts that stretch students.




Metacognition and Self-Regulated Learning in Science (Secondary)

This course explores the concept of metacognition and self-regulated learning. Based on the latest educational research, the course focuses on what is meant by self-regulated learning and how the interplay of knowledge (self, strategies and motivation), planning, monitoring and evaluation determine a successful approach to learning. Throughout the course, participants will consider the barriers to self-regulated learning and various strategies that can develop metacognitive skills in their learners.




Technician Conference (Secondary)

Join us for this annual conference for science technicians. The conference involves a full day of practical ideas and activities including a keynote speech and hands-on workshop sessions across the sciences.