Southampton Education School

Events

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

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.


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.


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.


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

09:30 - 16:00, 13 October 2015

This course is aimed at the person in a school who has been asked to carry out the examination of pressure vessels to ensure they are safe to use under the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (2000). In particular, we will be considering the role of CLEAPSS in meeting the requirements specified by the HSE in the 2014 ACOP.

NOTE this course will focus on equipment that is not thermostatically controlled. If you are in doubt about whether your equipment will be covered please contact CLEAPSS before booking a place.

Suitable for: Technicians, Senior Technicians, Teachers


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.


CLEAPSS - An Introduction to making solutions and handling apparatus safely for technicians

09:30 - 16:00, 21 October 2015

This practical course is designed for science technicians that are new and/or inexperienced; more-experienced 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.
Suitable for: Technicians


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.


CLEAPSS - Microscope Maintenance

09:30 - 16:00, 22 October 2015

This one day course is designed for the school technician with little knowledge or experience of servicing school microscopes. The purpose of the course is to provide the confidence to tackle simple maintenance tasks and to impart the knowledge to enable faults in school microscopes to be identified so that standard repairs can be done. Certain jobs e.g. repair of fine focus mechanism, will still require services of professional microscope technicians. Suitable for: Technicians


CLEAPSS Working with glass

09:30 - 16:00, 3 November 2015

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. Suitable for: Technicians and Senior Technicians


CLEAPSS Health & Safety Management for Heads of Science

09:30 - 16:00, 4 November 2015

The main emphasis of this course is on management issues and risk assessment. Suitable for: Heads of department, their deputies and those aspiring to the post.


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.


CLEAPSS Introduction to Supporting Physics Teaching for Technicians

09:30 - 16:00, 11 November 2015

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


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.


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.


CLEAPSS Health and Safety for Science Technicians

09:30 - 16:00, 18 November 2015

This course was originally designed by a team set up by the Association for Science Education to help with the health and safety training of school laboratory technicians. Suitable for: Technicians


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.


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.


CLEAPSS Radiation Protection Supervisor Training

09:30 - 16:00, 2 December 2015

This course is for the school Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) - the person responsible for managing the safe storage, use and monitoring of 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. Suitable for: teachers, Heads of Department. Please note this course is intended for teachers.


CLEAPSS Supporting Safe and Successful Classroom Chemistry

09:30 - 16:00, 9 December 2015

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. Suitable for: Technicians, Senior Technicians, Teachers


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.


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.


CLEAPSS Radiation Protection Supervisor Training

09:30 - 16:00, 27 January 2016

This course is for the school Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) - the person responsible for managing the safe storage, use and monitoring of 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. Suitable for: Teachers, Heads of Department. Please note this course is intended for teachers.


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.


CLEAPSS Radiation Protection Supervisor Training

09:30 - 16:00, 2 March 2016

This course is for the school Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) - the person responsible for managing the safe storage, use and monitoring of 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. Suitable for: Teachers, Heads of Department. Please note this course is intended for teachers.


CLEAPSS Supporting Safe and Successful A level Chemistry

09:30 - 16:00, 9 March 2016

High quality practical work is a key aspect of successful advanced-level chemistry courses. This course gives technicians hands on opportunity to develop and enhance the skills, expertise and understanding necessary to provide effective support of post-16 chemistry courses. The course is ideally suited to technicians who are new to, or have limited experience of, supporting advanced-level chemistry courses. Suitable for: Technicians


CLEAPSS Supporting Safe and Successful Classroom Physics

09:30 - 16:00, 16 March 2016

This course is designed to enable technicians to be more confident in supporting the teaching of practical physics and provides opportunity to share expertise. Suitable for: Technicians


CLEAPSS An Introduction to supporting physics teaching for technicians

09:30 - 16:00, 22 March 2016

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


CLEAPSS Supporting safe and successful classroom chemistry

09:30 - 16:00, 23 March 2016

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". Suitable for: technicians, senior technicians, teachers


CLEAPSS Health & Safety for Science Technicians

09:30 - 16:00, 4 May 2016

This course was originally designed by a team set up by the Association for Science Education to help with the health and safety training of school laboratory technicians.


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.


CLEAPSS Health and Safety for Science Technicians

09:30 - 16:00, 18 May 2016

This course was originally designed by a team set up by the Association for Science Education to help with the health and safety training of
school laboratory technicians


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.


CLEAPSS Introduction to Preparing Solutions and Apparatus Safely

09:30 - 16:00, 8 June 2016

This practical course is designed for science technicians that are new and/or inexperienced; more-experienced 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. Suitable for: Technicians


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.


CLEAPSS Health and Safety Management for Heads of Science

09:30 - 16:00, 15 June 2016

The main emphasis of this course is on management issues and risk assessment. The day will include input from the trainer, discussion, and a variety of activities intended to enhance understanding of the legislative framework and how it applies in schools, especially risk assessment. Common and not so common, but more serious, accidents which occur in school science will be examined along with a discussion of the implications for management. There will be plenty of opportunities for participants to identify their own areas of concern. Suitable for: Heads of Department, their deputies and those aspiring to the post.


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.


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.


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

09:30 - 16:00, 21 June 2016

This course is aimed at the person in a school who has been asked to carry out the examination of pressure vessels to ensure they are safe to use under the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (2000). In particular, we will be considering the role of CLEAPSS in meeting the requirements specified by the HSE in the 2014 ACOP.

NOTE this course will focus on equipment that is not thermostatically controlled. If you are in doubt about whether your equipment will be covered please contact CLEAPSS before booking a place.

Suitable for: Technicians, Senior Technicians, Teachers


CLEAPSS Supporting Safe Practical Microbiology I

09:30 - 16:00, 28 June 2016

Do you lack confidence/experience in providing for school microbiology? This intensive course covers all the essentials of health and safety and aseptic technique that are necessary for safe and effective KS3, GCSE and A level microbiology practicals. The course is hands-on so you will gain confidence as you practice the skills during the day. Suitable for: Technicians and Teachers


CLEAPSS Supporting Safe Practical Microbiology II

09:30 - 16:00, 29 June 2016

Do you need to provide investigative practicals that allow students to develop the practical and analytical skills required for the microbiology and cellular genetics components of current specifications, in particular the 2015 A levels?

Suitable for: Technicians, Senior Technicians, Teachers


CLEAPSS Radiation Protection Supervisor Training

09:30 - 16:00, 30 June 2016

This course is for the school Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) - the person responsible for managing the safe storage, use and monitoring of 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. Suitable for: Teachers, Heads of Department. Please note this course is intended for teachers.


CLEAPSS Supporting Safe & Successful practical Biology I: Foundation

09:30 - 16:00, 5 July 2016

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. Suitable for: Technicians, Senior Technicians, Teachers


CLEAPSS Safety with Chemicals for Technicians

09:30 - 16:00, 6 July 2016

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. Suitable for: Technicians


CLEAPSS Supporting Safe & Successful practical Biology II: Getting it to work

09:30 - 16:00, 6 July 2016

As an experienced technician or teacher, you will be aware that many Biology practicals do not give expected results in lessons. You might therefore be concerned about providing practicals for new specifications, or for new topic areas of Biology.

The course looks at ways to resolve the problems of getting consistent results, considering key practicals in current specifications particularly the 2015 A levels. We will also introduce techniques for gene technology and focus on practicals that relate to other recent developments in Biology.
Suitable for: Experienced Technicians, Teachers


CLEAPSS Managing Health & Safety in new areas of Biology

09:30 - 16:00, 7 July 2016

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.
Suitable For: Teachers, Technicians and Heads of Subject who are involved in risk assessment for biology in schools and colleges.