Mathematics and Science Learning Centre

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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.

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.


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Developing science subject leaders (Wiltshire)


10:00 - 16:00, 25 June 2015

This day is designed for primary teachers from schools in Wiltshire.
During the morning, we will explore effective assessment in the new primary curriculum. There will be two interactive workshops from Carol Sampey (Deputy Headteacher, Shaw Primary School, nr Melksham) and Sarah Earle (Senior Lecturer in Primary PGCE at Bath Spa University). During the afternoon, there will be an update and planning session to further develop the ideas for establishing and supporting primary school clusters in Wiltshire.  During this session, we will explore needs analysis and funding streams to enable teachers to access support.

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

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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.

Technician Conference at Thomas Hardye School, Dorset

Thursday 4 June 2015, 10am-4pm

This is a new, annual conference for technicians working in the South West region. We have a keynote talk from Steve Jones, Director of CLEAPSS followed by a choice of workshops run by CLEAPSS (including Bob Worley with microscale chemistry), school technician presenters and our experienced consultants. Sessions will address key skills for technicians and support for implementing technical aspects of the new curricula. We will also have exhibitors from key science education suppliers with their latest products.

Refreshments and lunch are included in the introductory price of £120 and participants will receive an impact award covering 50% of the course fee.


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