Southampton Education School

Events

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Maths for A Level Biology

09:30 - 16:45, 6 July 2015

The new A level Biology has an increased mathematical content. To support teachers delivering the new courses, mathematics and science education specialists have collaborated with teachers to develop a professional development day. The event will focus on logarithms and statistics and how the mathematics can be taught in a biological context.
This event is a pilot and in this instance will be FREE OF CHARGE


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.


RD204C03 Leading Effective Progress and Development in Science

10:00 - 16:00, 16 July 2015

This course will help you to identify the principles, strategies and resources that can be used to design a development programme that is valued by colleagues and demonstrates impact in the classroom. The skills you learn will support career development and increase your department's capacity to offer school-to-school support. Networking and mutual support will enable you and your peers to explore effective ways to develop and share engaging content. This course is designed for secondary teachers or technicians who wish to develop as professional development presenters. Outcomes; conduct appropriate needs analysis for all staff in the context of relevant frameworks e.g. Ofsted, local authorities; plan a programme to meet these needs which draws on a range of professional development approaches and resources; identify the particular needs of adult learners and know how to address these; evaluate professional development and assure its impact. For more information:- www.slcs.ac.uk/RP204


Working Scientifically with Minibeasts & Habitats

10:00 - 12:30, 26 September 2015

This Saturday morning course offers a hands-on morning of activities at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens near Romsey - to included pond dipping and carrying out meadow sweeps. Carla Thomas-Buffin, Head of Education at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens will lead the morning. You will also have the opportunity to use the beautiful outdoor facilities available for early years settings and primary schools and try out activities in the gardens that you will be able to utilise when teaching in your own school. Course participants will have free entry to the gardens for the remaining part of the day once the course has ended. Following the course participants will be able to; use and develop simple keys to identify, classify and describe living creatures (invertebrates) as related to the National Curriculum; look at relevant resources to support your teaching. Course fee: £30


Learning Outside The Classroom

10:00 - 13:00, 3 October 2015

This Saturday morning workshop is designed to introduce participants to key points when facilitating learning outside the classroom on their own site and other appropriate off-site locations. This session is packed full of great ideas to get started. Full use will be made of the gardens during the morning to try out some of the science based activities. Carla Thomas-Buffin, Head of Education at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens will lead the session. Course participants will have free entry to the gardens for the remaining part of the day once the course has ended. Following the course participants will be able to: Discover ways to make greater use of the outdoor learning on your own site; explore how to manage pupils in an outdoor learning environment; find ways to further develop teaching skills using the outdoors as part of the learning environment.
This course is suitable for PGCE, School Direct, SCITT, NQT and Early Career Teachers. Course fee: £12.50


RD206D01 Essential Skills for New and Aspiring Science Leaders

10:00 - 16:00, 8 October 2015

Working with an experienced science leader, you will develop your vision and leadership skills to enable you to lead an effective and vibrant science team. By improving your leadership and management skills you will help your team teach more effectively so students achieve their potential.

Outcomes: - use data analysis and information to identify key priorities for departmental improvement; analyse common challenges and explore solutions to address them; evaluate and select strategies to implement successful teamwork and lead change; develop a vision for teaching and learning in science by sharing ideas with other new leaders.


Dorset Subject Leaders Network

16:00 - 18:00, 14 October 2015

This is a chance for collaboration with your peers so you can share information and develop as a leader. Expert consultants will help you identify priority issues in teaching and learning and professional development for your teams. You will be able to develop solutions, drawing on the expertise within the group. This strengthening of informal school-to-school support will create and effective network of information, advice and guidance.


RD101D04 Developing Science Subject Leaders (2 day course - 2nd date 24th February 2016)

10:00 - 16:00, 21 October 2015

Good subject leadership has a positive impact on the quality of science teaching in primary schools. You will explore a range of strategies to audit and lead science in your school, understand your role more fully and be able to identify and promote effective primary science.

Outcomes - set and manage processes for leading science effectively; lead change in your school to support delivery of the new primary curriculum

For more information or to book www.slcs.ac.uk/RP101


RD510D01 Developing and assessing practical competencies in the new A level Biology

10:00 - 16:00, 4 November 2015

This course is designed to prepare teachers to make effective use of practical work in the new A level Biology science courses and use them to improve outcomes for students.

The incoming A level courses involve practical skills being developed and assessed in a different way. The stipulated activities are expected to be integrated with the teaching of topics so that they support the development of concepts and provide opportunities for a range of competencies to be developed and assessed. However, 15% of the marks in the final exams will also be based on these practical tasks and so teaching needs to ensure that students are prepared for these. The course looks at how the activities can be run effectively, used to support the awarding of the practical endorsement and to improve exam grades. Outcomes: support the development of the required practical competencies so that students master a range of skills, become effective laboratory practitioners and can be awarded the endorsement; prepare students effectively for the assessment items in the external exam that are based on the stipulated practical tasks; use the stipulated practical tasks and other investigations to improve students' command or a range of concepts and processes. For more information and to book www.slcs.ac.uk/RP510


RD512D01 Developing and assessing practical competencies in the new A level Chemistry

10:00 - 16:00, 11 November 2015

This course is designed to prepare teachers to make effective use of practical work in the new A level Chemistry science courses and use them to improve outcomes for students. The incoming A level courses involve practical skills being developed and assessed in a different way. The stipulated activities are expected to be integrated with the teaching of topics so that they support the development of concepts and provide opportunities for a range of competencies to be developed and assessed. However, 15% of the marks in the final exams will also be based on these practical tasks and so teaching needs to ensure that students are prepared for theses. The course looks at how the activities can be run effectively, used to support the awarding of the practical endorsement and to improve exam grades. Outcomes: support the development of the required practical competencies so that students master a range of skills, become effective laboratory practitioners and can be awarded the endorsement; prepare students effectively for the assessment items in the external exam that are based on the stipulated practical tasks; use the stipulated practical tasks and other investigations to improve students' command of a range of concepts and processes. For more information and to book: www.slcs.ac.uk/RP512


RD511D01 Developing and assessing practical competencies in the new A level Physics

10:00 - 16:00, 18 November 2015

This course is designed to prepare teachers to make effective use of practical work in the new A level Physics science course and use them to improve outcomes for students. The incoming A level courses involve practical skills being developed and assessed in a different way. The stipulated activities are expected to be integrated with the teaching of topics so that they support the development of concepts and provide opportunities for a range of competencies to be developed and assessed. However, 15% of the marks in the final exams will also be based on these practical tasks and so teaching needs to ensure that students are prepared for these. The course looks at how the activities can be run effectively, used to support the awarding of the practical endorsement and to improve exam grades. Outcomes: support the development of the required practical competencies so that students master a range of skills, become effective laboratory practitioners and can be awarded the endorsement; prepare students effectively for the assessment items in the external exam that are based on the stipulated practical tasks; use the stipulated practical tasks and other investigations to improve students' command of a range of concepts and processes. For more information and to book www.slcs.ac.uk/RP511


RD107C02 Working Scientifically in the new primary curriculum

10:00 - 16:00, 18 November 2015

Effective teaching of scientific enquiry is central to developing children's ideas, skills, knowledge and understanding in science. You will be able to implement strategies for planning, resourcing and organising a range of types of enquiry in order to improve children's outcomes. You will be able to: demonstrate increased knowledge of progression in scientific enquiry; implement a wide range of strategies for planning, resourcing and organising enquiry; appreciate the different types of enquiry children can engage in to explore the world around them.

For more information or to book: www.slcs.ac.uk/RP107


No More Levels - Resolve your assessment problems in primary science

10:00 - 16:00, 19 November 2015

Assessing science enables teachers to track pupils' progress in order to inform future teaching and learning. With the loss of the level descriptors teachers will have to monitor and track pupil's progress in science in a different way. This course starts with help and advice on how to do this before moving on to ideas and activities to help with Assessment for Learning (formative assessment). Participants will have the opportunity to explore a range of Assessment for Learning techniques and strategies for confirming progress and will consider how they can be implemented in the primary classroom. Following the course participants will be able to: Know how to track pupil progress in science using curriculum 2014; use a range of Assessment for Learning strategies effectively to promote children's learning; make confident and reliable teacher assessments of science and identify children's next steps. Course Fee: Normally £130, early bird booking fee of £99 is available when booked before 1st October 2015.


Tracking progress and moderating judgements in Primary Science

10:00 - 16:00, 12 January 2016

Science is still a core subject and to maintain its profile in the curriculum it is essential that the progress children make in this subject is tracked and monitored effectively. With the release of the new descriptors at the end of each key stage teachers will need to be aware of how to use the new assessments in a whole school policy. This course will provide you with realistic management of monitoring and tracking progress in science across the school, as well as ideas and activities to gain greater understanding of children's attainment. The course will also look at an updated national model for the external moderation of teacher assessment when it is available and the use of nationally developed exemplification of the work of pupils for each performance descriptor at the end of each key stage. Following the course participants will be able to: Understand the principles of moderation of science in their school; know how to track progress through school and national moderation exemplifications; use techniques to elicit understanding of the children's progress in science and gather realistic and manageable evidence to support this. Course fee: Normally £130, early bird booking fee of £99 is available when booked before 1st October 2015.


Developing Continuous Provision for Science in the EYFS

10:00 - 16:00, 22 January 2016

This practical course 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. Simon Small will lead the session. Following the course participants will be able to: Provide rich learning environments and experiences that support the development of early science skills and understanding; identify how science contributes to the Characteristics of Effective Learning; use observation of children's play to contribute to assessment in science. Course fee: £130


RD219D06 Dorset Subject Leaders Network

16:00 - 18:00, 2 March 2016

This is a chance for collaboration with your peers so you can share information and develop as a leader. Expert consultants will help you identify priority issues in teaching and learning and professional development for your teams. You will be able to develop solutions, drawing on the expertise within the group. This strengthening of informal school-to-school support will create an effective network of information, advice and guidance. Outcomes; work collaboratively to identify priorities in science teaching and learning and in science-specific professional development for your teams; share and develop strategies to tackle these issues, drawing on expertise as needed from outside the network. For more information www.slcs.ac.uk/RP219


Teaching very young scientists: enhancing scientific learning in EYFS

10:00 - 16:00, 5 May 2016

Young children are natural scientists and we need to foster their sense of curiosity by providing them with interesting and exciting science lessons that engage and stimulate a sense of wonder. This course aims to provide ideas and activities that can be used in the early years setting to develop the "Understanding of the World" area of the foundation stage curriculum. It will be a hands-on session with plenty of practical advice for delivering a rich yearly years provision. Following the course participants will be able to:- understand the changes to the EYFS curriculum for science; know how to gather manageable evidence for the assessment of EYFS children; provide stimulating and exciting activities to cover the science element of early years provision. Course fee: £130 Tutor: Debbie Eccles - Primarily Science


Teaching Primary Science well as a newly or recently qualified teacher

10:00 - 16:00, 25 May 2016

Science is a rewarding and fascinating subject to teach and is an essential part of the new curriculum as it is a core subject. Having lost its focus over the last few years many newly and recently qualified teachers often lack the experience of teaching and observing lessons in this subject. This hands on practical course aims to provide exciting ideas on the teaching and learning techniques of this highly creative subject as well as the management of the more challenging topics. Following the course participants will be able to: understand the background knowledge for the science curriculum and know a variety of ideas and activities to use with children; plan and manage the practical aspects of the science curriculum in their classrooms; understand assessing the progress of children in science. Course Fee: £130 Tutor: Kate Blacklock - Primarily Science


How to make creative cross-curricular science outstanding

10:00 - 16:00, 15 June 2016

Most teachers agree creative cross-curricular approaches capture children's interest and enhance learning experiences. However, poor links and a lack of teacher understanding of what sits at the heart of science can mean scientific content gets missed and the quality and quantity of enquiry can be lost. In the best schools the reverse can be true. This course will outline how to deliver high quality learning experiences in science in creative cross curricular context. Following the course participants will be able to: Plan to enable high quality full primary science curriculum 2014 coverage whilst embracing a cross-curricular approach; ensure provision for all types of working scientifically are planned for; track and monitor progress in science. Course fee: £130


Linking Science and English in curriculum 2014

10:00 - 12:30, 16 June 2016

This half day course aims to help teachers understand and make the best use of the links between English and science in the primary classroom in line with the requirements of curriculum 2014. During the morning teachers will have the opportunity to examine a large variety of ideas and activities that they can use with their children to maximise learning opportunities in both subjects. The place of speaking and listening, emphasis on technical vocabulary and the use of fiction and non-fiction text will be explored during the morning. Teachers will leave with a pack of materials to use with their children in school. Following the course participants will be able to: identify the most appropriate links between English and science and understand how to plan these into lessons; develop strategies for raising attainment in science through speaking, listening and writing science; plan good use of reading and research skills in science. Course fee: £65


Linking Science and Mathematics in curriculum 2014

13:30 - 16:00, 16 June 2016

This half day course aims to help teachers make effective links between mathematics and science in line with the requirements of curriculum 2014. During the afternoon you will consider the place of maths in science and have a chance to experience a large variety of ideas and activities that can be used in science lessons to help children classify, measure accurately, present data and both interpret and analyse results. Progression and assessment opportunities will be explored as part of the day. Teachers will leave with a pack of materials to use with their children. Following the course participants will be able to: plan science activities that develop mathematical skills; identify the progression of mathematical and science skills; use science activities to effectively assess mathematical skill. Course fee £65