Southampton Education School


Many events are open to the public. Contact us for more details.

Taking the Fear out of Phonics - Updated offer

09:30 - 15:45, 24 April 2015

This one-day conference is running at Southampton Education School on Friday 24th ‎April and has been developed for primary teachers across EYFS, key stage 1 and key ‎stage 2. Teachers of key stage 3 with an interest in phonics are also welcome to ‎attend.‎

We now have a special discount for Teaching Assistants to recognise that both teachers and teaching assistants play a key role in teaching phonics and ‎all are welcome at the conference. We are delighted to be able to offer places for ‎teaching assistants at £90 per delegate.‎

ASE Event - Progression in science without national curriculum levels

09:00 - 12:30, 25 April 2015

Progression in science without national curriculum levels - the use of formative and summative assessment.
Find out about approaching inquiry in a formative way and take a closer look at progression without levels with ASE chair and international assessment for learning guru, Christine Harrison.
This Saturday morning event will take place at Mathematics and Science Learning Centre, Southampton. The event is for primary and secondary teachers, with workshops for both sectors.
Free copy of Beyond the Black Box to those who register early.

Speakers:Dr Christine Harrison

CLEAPSS Supporting Safe Practical Microbiology I

09:30 - 15:30, 28 April 2015

If you have been asked to support (technician) or deliver (teacher) microbiology practical work at KS3, GCSE or post-16, this hands-on course will provide you with all that is necessary to be able to work safely and confidently.

This is the foundation microbiology course and assumes you are familiar with the basics of Health and Safety management. If not, you would be advised to attend the Health and Safety for Science Technicians course first.

Making the Links Between Maths and Science and English and Science for Upper KS2

10:00 - 16:00, 29 April 2015

Both maths and English skills are an important part of science. Science therefore offers ideal opportunities to apply and embed the learning of these core skills. This full day course outlines where best to make the links and offers a host of practical ideas and activities enabling you to plan and deliver these for the children in your class.

CLEAPSS Supporting Safe Practical Microbiology II

09:30 - 15:30, 29 April 2015

Do you need to provide investigative practicals that allow students to develop the practical and analytical skills required in examination questions and coursework?

Microbiology is very good for investigative work, as very many aspects are still unknown. This hands-on course covers all that is needed to provide microbiology practicals that allow microbes to be seen and quantified, and so investigated.

We expect the discussion on the course to generate a wide range of exciting ideas for investigative activities to support learning, as well as for practical assessments in GCSE, A level and the International Baccalaureate.

This is an intermediate microbiology course, covering general applications of quantitative microbiology and you will be expected to be familiar with microbiological safety and aseptic technique, such as that covered in Supporting Safe Practical Microbiology I.

CLEAPSS Safety Examination of Autoclaves, Pressure Cookers and Model Steam Engines

09:30 - 15:30, 30 April 2015

This course is aimed at the person in a school who uses the schedules provided by CLEAPSS to inspect pressure vessels to ensure they are safe for use.

CLEAPSS Reduced and Microscale Chemistry

09:30 - 15:30, 6 May 2015

This very practical course led by Bob Worley shows how small-scale chemistry experiments can be set up quickly with clearly visible results and highlights the variety and many applications in school/college science.

CLEAPSS Safe and Successful GCSE Biology

09:30 - 15:30, 13 May 2015

Are you concerned that traditional GCSE practicals do not do enough to develop your students' scientific enquiry skills (How Science Works/Working Scientifically), and so reduce their ability to perform well in examinations?

This hands-on course gives ideas for how to manage the large number of specified practicals, whilst at the same time allowing students to investigate the topic being studied. We will also look at how revisiting the "same practical" in different topic areas can help students manage the difficulties posed by a linear exam system.

The complementary role of the teacher and technician will be looked at throughout, and we will discuss strategies for effective team working.

This is a biology update course and the content of the course will change with curriculum developments. The course assumes you are familiar with the basics of Health and Safety management and biology practical skills such as those in Supporting Safe and Successful Biology I and Supporting Safe and Successful Biology II.

CLEAPSS Supporting Safe and Successful Practical Biology I: Foundation

09:30 - 15:30, 14 May 2015

If this is your first year working on Biology practicals and you have concerns about the Health and Safety aspects and the techniques, then this course will help build your confidence. The hands-on course will give guidelines on how to work safely to prepare the materials and equipment. We will also look at ways in which you can get unreliable practicals to work. You will be able to trial all the practicals you prepare, and then explore issues with clearing away and disposal.

This is a foundation biology course. The course assumes you are familiar with the basics of Health and Safety management. If not, you would be advised to attend the Health and Safety for Science Technicians course first.

Making An Impact In Teaching Primary ‎Mathematics; a collaborative, evidence-based ‎programme for teachers

10:00 - 16:00, 22 May 2015

This professional development programme is for teachers of primary mathematics. The programme blends a taught session with classroom research, mentoring and a dissemination event. The programme will lead to enhanced understanding of conceptual understanding in mathematics and improved classroom practice.

Speakers:‎Dr Charis Voutsina

CLEAPSS Safe and Successul A level Biology

09:30 - 15:30, 9 June 2015

Are you concerned that traditional A level practicals do not do enough to develop your students' scientific enquiry skills (How Science Works and Working Scientifically), and so reduce their ability to perform well in examinations?

CLEAPSS Supporting Safe and Successful Practical Biology II: Getting it to work

09:30 - 15:30, 10 June 2015

As an experienced technician or teacher, you will be aware that many biology practicals do not give expected results in lessons. You might also lack confidence with practicals that support teaching in new areas of biology. This hands-on course looks at ways to resolve the problem of getting consistent results, considering a range of key practicals in current GCSE and A level specifications. We will also introduce techniques for gene technology and explore practicals that relate to other recent developments in biology.

Primary Science Inquiry Conference

10:00 - 16:00, 17 June 2015

This primary science conference builds on our previous work with our successful project Developing Inquiry Skills across the Curriculum: a project with the Mary Rose Trust, funded by the Primary Science Teaching Trust.

CLEAPSS Safety with Chemicals for Technicians

09:30 - 15:30, 18 June 2015

This course is suitable for technicians who are taking on or already have responsibility for chemicals. No prior chemical knowledge is required. Note: the course is not intended for those with detailed chemical experience, though it can help in adapting outside experience to work in school science.

CLEAPSS Managing Health and Safety in New Areas of Biology

09:30 - 15:30, 7 July 2015

You will be aware that the content of school courses has changed significantly in recent years, as new developments in real world biology are included. There are many health and safety, ethical and legal concerns with these new areas. This course looks at risk assessment for current and near future biology practicals, using the newly developed range of CLEAPSS safety in biology resources.

CLEAPSS Gene Technology in Schools

09:30 - 15:30, 8 July 2015

This new practical course introduces the full range of current techniques used for investigative practical gene technology in schools, looks towards the future of practical work in cellular genetics and considers the potential of apparatus that is becoming available to schools. There will also be discussion about opportunities that may become available following changes in the Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) legislations.

NQT Summer Conference

10:00 - 16:00, 9 July 2015

All newly qualified teachers are invited to join us at our cross-phase Summer 2015 NQT conference at Southampton Education School. The conference is open to primary and secondary teachers, post-16 and FE lecturers.