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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Computing at School Regional Centre (CRC South)

The Mathematics and Science Learning Centre is working with Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) to run the Computing at School Regional Centre for the South of England.  Supported by Nick Gibb, Minister of State for Schools, the Centre will provide strong regional strategic leadership to facilitate high quality professional development at scale by the Network of Excellence.

Find us on Twitter at @CRCSouth.

Primary Science Conference

Wednesday 04 November 2015

This conference is an ideal opportunity to develop your subject knowledge and skills whilst exploring the most effective strategies for assessment and elicitation in primary science. Featuring a keynote address Stuart Naylor, director of national projects including Concept Cartoons and Active Assessment, the day will consist of sessions based around three main strands as follows:

1. Active and effective assessment; making a difference in your classroom

2. Enhancing subject knowledge (evolution and Earth in space)

3. Working scientifically; from fair testing to scientific enquiry


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