Southampton Education School

Events

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

Routes into Teaching - Open Evenings

17:30 - 19:00, 2 October 2014

Come along to our open evenings and find out about training to teach at Southampton Education School.


CLEAPSS Health and Safety for Science Technicians

09:30 - 15:30, 7 October 2014

This course is designed to help with the health and safety training of school laboratory technicians.


Python Programming Twilights

16:30 - 18:45, 14 October 2014

This popular, free and easily readable programming language is not only suitable for beginners but is also used in higher education and industry. The proposed series of twilight sessions will use the Raspberry Pi to explore the versatility of this language, build programming skills, become more familiar with the Linux/Unix OS and develop ideas, games and applications which could be used in teaching Computer Science. Although the programming techniques will apply to any platform, using a wireless network of Raspberry Pi computers at the MSLC will enable us to benefit from the excitement and huge collaborative efforts generating useful modules and demonstrate how a network of Raspberry Pi computers could be used in an educational setting.

After a presentation on the techniques underpinning each topic much of the time will be committed to "hands-on" programming leading to small projects to be completed individually


Assessment and Progress in Primary Science:Taking the Lead

10:00 - 16:00, 14 October 2014

Assessing science enables teachers to track pupils' progress in order to inform future teaching and learning. With the loss of the levels descriptors teachers will have to monitor and track pupils' progress in science in a different way. Primarily Science has produced a progression, assessment and tracking tool to help support schools in doing this.


Southampton Primary Inquiry Network (SPIN)

16:00 - 17:30, 15 October 2014

The Mathematics and Science Learning Centre is setting up a Primary Science Inquiry Network following on from our successful project Developing Inquiry Skills across the Curriculum: a project with the Mary Rose Trust, funded by the Primary Science Teaching Trust. The network will involve teachers from schools in Southampton and Hampshire and will launch with a series of twilight sessions at exciting locations around the region.


Early Literacy Inquiry Group

16:00 - 18:00, 16 October 2014

What has been the impact of phonics teaching on spelling development?
How can I help children apply the skills they have learned across the curriculum?
How can I help children who struggle with handwriting?
How do I get the balance between word reading and comprehension?
Where next with phonics?

Speakers:Miranda Dodd

Post-ITT Subject Knowledge Enhancement in Physics and Chemistry (Maths and Computing)

10:00 - 16:00, 27 October 2014

Are you a qualified teacher, teaching chemistry or physics without a ‎specialism? Research clearly shows that teachers with subject ‎specialism training are more effective in teaching that subject at ‎secondary level.‎


Heads of Science Network Meetings (Kent)

16:00 - 18:00, 4 November 2014

Mathematics and Science Learning Centre is running network meetings for Heads of Science in Kent in 2014_15 in collaboration with Kent County Council. Network meetings will run initially in five areas; the first meetings will run in November 2014 and will focus on Assessment without Levels.


CLEAPSS Working with Glass

09:30 - 15:30, 4 November 2014

This practical course will provide technicians with the knowledge and skills required to make most of the simple bends, and other items required for gas preparation, in most secondary school science departments. It will also demonstrate how some items of broken glass equipment can be repaired.


Developing Continuous Provision for Science in the EYFS

10:00 - 16:00, 5 November 2014

Rich learning experiences that encourage play, exploration, investigation and discovery are central to effective teaching and learning in all areas. This practical session will help you identify everyday opportunities for early science. It will support the development of your setting's environment and continuous provision for science teaching and learning. We will consider how science contributes to the Characteristics of Effective Learning as identified in the EYFS framework. The use of observational assessment will also be discussed.


Pop-up bookmaking

16:00 - 18:00, 6 November 2014

Southampton Education School is providing a twilight session on Pop-Up Bookmaking.

Speakers:Miranda Dodd

Primary NQT Event: Phonics Workshop

15:00 - 18:00, 10 November 2014

Are you needing some help with phonics subject knowledge? Or looking to broaden the range of phonics games and activities you use? This session is designed to support NQTs in their first year of teaching.

Speakers:Miranda Dodd

Contemporary Chemistry Evening

17:00 - 19:30, 11 November 2014

Join us for this popular annual evening event that is free to attend (booking required) for teachers and technicians.

Developed and generously sponsored by the regional group of the Royal Society of Chemistry, this event aims to develop teachers’ practical skills and to introduce new experimental work into schools and colleges. It is not a lecture but a hands-on opportunity to do some experiments so a lab coat is a good idea.


Teaching Primary Science from 2014 using Cross Curricular Approaches

10:00 - 16:00, 18 November 2014

This session aims to help teachers identify the changes to the primary science curriculum from September 2014 with guidance on implementing the changes in their schools. During the day teachers will have the opportunity to evaluate the alternative approaches when moving from the old to the new, to improve their background knowledge of the new aspects while sampling a host of practical ideas and activities to help with the teaching of these new areas, whilst embedding science in a creative curriculum.


Early Career Teacher Networks (Kent) - NQTs and RCTs

16:00 - 18:00, 24 November 2014

Mathematics and Science Learning Centre is running network meetings for Early Career teachers of science in Kent in 2014_15 in collaboration with Kent County Council. Network meetings will run initially in two areas; the first meetings will run in November 2014 and will focus on Assessment without Levels.


CLEAPSS Introduction to Preparing Solutions and Apparatus Safely

09:30 - 15:30, 25 November 2014

This practical course is designed for science technicians that are new and/or inexperienced; more-experience technicians may also find some aspects useful. The course aims to introduce technicians to CLEAPSS resources and support, and to introduce the basic skills needed to work safely and effectively in the prep room.


CLEAPSS Keep it Safe! Health and Safety in Practical Science for New Teachers

09:30 - 15:30, 2 December 2014

Science teaching has a very good health and safety record. Nevertheless, science teachers must comply with health and safety legislation as there are many hazardous chemicals, living organisms, pieces of equipment and procedures in use in school laboratories. There are many pitfalls to trap the unwary particularly newly-qualified science teachers. As well as knowing how to work safely, new teachers also have to develop the skills needed to run a successful practical lesson. As part of the course we will consider what this means and offer suggestions and tips based on new CLEAPSS publications.


CLEAPSS Supporting Safe and Successful Classroom Chemistry

09:30 - 15:30, 10 December 2014

This course provides technicians with an opportunity to develop and enhance the skills and confidence needed to provide effective support for chemistry teaching in secondary schools and colleges. The course is best suited to technicians who have some experience but who wish to develop their chemistry expertise. The course has also proved useful for recently-qualified teachers and those teaching "out-of-specialism"


Exploring careers with STEM Ambassa

Polymer Solutions

08:30 - 17:00, 12 December 2014

This free professional development day, funded by The Horners’ Company ‎Educational Trust and ExxonMobil, will ‎be held on-‎site at the ExxonMobil Fawley ‎refining and petrochemical complex, Southampton, and complements the Polymer ‎Study Tour programme ‎for 2014.‎


Storymaking … with non-fiction

16:00 - 18:00, 20 January 2015

As part of a series of workshops on phonics and literacy, Southampton Education School is running a twilight workshop on storymaking with non-fiction.

Speakers:Miranda Dodd

Assessment and Progress in Primary Science: For KS1

10:00 - 16:00, 28 January 2015

Assessing science enables teachers to track pupils' progress in order to inform future teaching and learning. With the loss of the levels descriptors teachers will have to monitor and track pupils' progress in science in a different way. Primarily Science has produced a progression, assessment and tracking tool to help support schools in doing this.


Teaching Taster Session

13:00 - 16:00, 28 January 2015

Southampton Education School is running a series of half-day workshops designed to give those considering a career in teaching opportunities to experience some of the skills and techniques that teachers use on a daily basis.


CLEAPSS Safe and Effective Classroom Chemistry

09:30 - 15:30, 4 February 2015

Outstanding science teaching incorporates a wide range of activities - including well designed, sharply focused practical work. This hands-on course for teachers and technicians concentrates on key aspects of planning and organising effective and safe practical chemistry for new and existing courses. Suitable to all who teach or support 11-16 or 11-19 chemistry and is ideally suited to new or recently qualified teachers as well as those who are not chemistry specialists. Technicians and other staff providing support for chemistry should also find the course useful.


Making the Links Between Maths and Science and English and Science for KS1

10:00 - 16:00, 11 February 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.


Assessment and Progress in Primary Science: For Lower KS2

10:00 - 16:00, 25 February 2015

Assessing science enables teachers to track pupils' progress in order to inform future teaching and learning. With the loss of the levels descriptors teachers will have to monitor and track pupils' progress in science in a different way. Primarily Science has produced a progression, assessment and tracking tool to help support schools in doing this.


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

10:00 - 16:00, 11 March 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.


Developing Continuous Provision for Science in the EYFS

10:00 - 16:00, 13 March 2015

Rich learning experiences that encourage play, exploration, investigation and discovery are central to effective teaching and learning in all areas. This practical session will help you identify everyday opportunities for early science. It will support the development of your setting's environment and continuous provision for science teaching and learning. We will consider how science contributes to the Characteristics of Effective Learning as identified in the EYFS framework. The use of observational assessment will also be discussed.


CLEAPSS Introduction to Supporting Physics Teaching for Technicians

09:30 - 15:30, 17 March 2015

This practical course is designed for science technicians who are new and/or inexperienced with the physics equipment used in science departments. More experiences technicians may also pick up some useful tips.


Assessment and Progress in Primary Science: For upper KS2

10:00 - 16:00, 25 March 2015

Assessing science enables teachers to track pupils' progress in order to inform future teaching and learning. With the loss of the levels descriptors teachers will have to monitor and track pupils' progress in science in a different way. Primarily Science has produced a progression, assessment and tracking tool to help support schools in doing this.


CLEAPSS Radiation Protection Supervisor Training

09:30 - 15:30, 25 March 2015

This course is for the school Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) - the person responsible for managing the safe storage, use and monitoring or radioactive sources in the science department. The RPS will normally be a member of the teaching staff, often the Head of Physics. Any teacher who uses radioactive sources will also benefit. See CLEAPSS leaflet PS75, which explains why the RPS should be a teacher.


CLEAPSS Health and Safety for Science Technicians

09:30 - 15:30, 26 March 2015

This course is designed to help with the Health and Safety training of school laboratory technicians.


Developing ‎dialogic teaching ‎practices in ‎science ‎classrooms

10:00 - 16:00, 27 March 2015

Professional development through action ‎research

This collaborative, professional development programme, has developed from a very successful funded research project carried out at Southampton Education School. Participating science teachers (primary and secondary) will ‎work together to develop resources and activities ‎that incorporate aspects of dialogic teaching, ‎argumentation and groupwork into their everyday ‎practice. ‎

Speakers:Dr Andri Christodoulou

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.


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.