Mathematics and Science Learning Centre

The Mathematics and Science Learning Centre (MSLC), part of Southampton Education School, provides professional learning programmes in STEM education for teachers and support staff across all phases of education across the South of England.  To receive details of our support, please submit your contact details at

Professional Development

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Our portfolio includes subject knowledge enhancement for science, maths and computing; scheduled professional development programmes for technicians, teaching assistants and teachers from Early Years to post-16 and we run two Science Learning Partnerships as part of the National Science Learning Network.  Science Learning Network provision carries funding in the form of Impact Awards to support practitioners' engagement with professional learning.

We can also provide consultancy on all aspects of professional development and design, deliver and evaluate the impact of programmes.


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Subject Specialism Training (STEM)


October 15 through July 16

The Mathematics and Science Learning Centre is running subject specialism training in 2015/16 in secondary mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and computing, and primary mathematics and computing in collaboration with a range of partners including Ringwood School/Bransgore C.E Primary ‎School (SPELL - Southern Partnership for ‎Excellence in Leadership and Learning ‎TSA)‎, The Portsmouth TSA, Queen Elizabeth's School, Wimborne and Arnewood School.  All programmes are fully funded or subsidised.

The programme is suitable for those already teaching outside their specialism, those wishing to add a specialism or returners to teaching who wish to improve their subject knowledge.

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Latest Events

  • 2015/11/03

    CLEAPSS Working with glass

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  • 2015/11/04

    CLEAPSS Health & Safety Management for Heads of Science

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  • 2015/11/04

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

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Primary science conference at Upton Country Park, Dorset

Wednesday 17th June 2015, 9.30am to 4.15pm

The Ofsted science report ‘Maintaining Curiosity’ highlights six factors that improve primary science. This practical conference outlines what these are and offers ideas and activities to help school achieve this. In addition to the keynote speech delivered by Kate and Debbie from Primarily Science, attendees will be able to select from a range of workshop sessions delivered by Kate or Debbie.

Delegates from state-funded schools are eligible for an impact award worth 70% of the conference fee.

RSC Chemistry for Non-Specialists

9/10 July and 9/10 September 2015 (four days)

This is the only instance of Chemistry for Non-Specialists running in the South of England.  This course is designed to provide teachers with the confidence, flair and enthusiasm to teach chemistry at Key Stages 3 and 4 and is specifically aimed at those who are not chemistry specialists. An Enthuse Award of £1028.00 is available to cover the cost of the course and accommodation is available free of charge on 9th July and 9th September if required.


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