Please find below details of a key primary science course being offered by SET Science Learning Partnership (SLP) with nationally acclaimed presenter Nicola Beverley. Nicola’s biography is below: she has real expertise with primary science assessment, which is an area in which teachers in the region have told us they wanted CPD.
In addition to the core course programme outlined below Nicola has agreed to include the following key areas on the day:
- A national update including the very latest news from DfE on primary science
- The Ofsted perspective on primary science – as expressed in the recent ‘Maintaining Curiosity’ publication
- Developing quality teacher assessment in a world without levels
Please support your Science Learning Partnership by attending this course. To aid you with this SLC are still able to offer Impact Awards for 50% of the course fee with this course.
RE102D01: Assessment and Progression in Primary Science EYFS - KS2 on 3 Apr 2014
Westcliff High School for Girls, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 0BS
3 Apr 2014
09:00 to 15:30
£185.00 Maintained (50% Impact Awards for colleagues in state schools – so £92.50 for a whole day’s CPD)
About the Course:
This is an essential course for all primary science teachers. You will discuss how Assessment for Learning (AfL) and the accurate assessment of learning are central to effective classroom practice. You will explore a range of assessment techniques to help you track children’s progress and discuss which strategies might be most suitable for your school. You will consider how assessment of children’s understanding can inform your future teaching.
You will be able to:
- use a range of AfL strategies effectively to promote children’s learning
- acquire a deeper understanding of progression
- make confident and reliable teacher assessment of learning in science and identify children’s next steps
Impact Award bursary from the Department for Education may be available toward the cost of this CPD for teachers or technicians. Applicants must be employed in a state funded school or college, including maintained schools, academies and free schools. Find out more
Book on the SLC website
Any problems with bookings, please call the Science Learning Centre (01992 503498) quoting this course number.
About the Presenter:
Nicola is an independent primary science consultant who is kept busy working with teachers, subject leaders, schools – and children – helping to develop science teaching and learning whenever she gets the chance! A primary practitioner with over 15 years as a local authority science adviser behind her, she now works closely with colleagues from the Central, London and South East Science Learning Centre consortia, leading CPD development in her specialist areas of curriculum and assessment, regularly offers courses at the National Science Learning Centre in York and for other CPD providers. Nicola has been involved in developing science assessment practice both at local and national levels: working with the Standards and Testing Agency as part of the regular test development group, seeking to influence the nature of the test materials used in the Y6 sample test, and for QCDA (in years past), creating and supporting the development of Assessing Pupils’ Progress in primary science. Currently, there are moves afoot to develop a means of sharing examples of excellent assessment practice in Primary Science Quality Mark schools more widely with other schools, in the light of the new national curriculum and the DfE’s call for best practice to be disseminated across schools – watch this space!
Nicola is a Hub leader and assessor for the Primary Science Quality Mark, which recognises and celebrates the success of primary science in schools across Great Britain (and beyond). She has long been an active member of the ASE (Association for Science Education) and NAIGS (National Advisers and Inspectors Group for Science) and her work in that context has been recognised with an ASE ‘Special Service Award’. She passionately believes that by providing children in our schools with an innovative, creative and challenging science curriculum peppered with ‘wow’ moments, successful future scientists will emerge, equipped with the tools that they need to investigate and problem solve with confidence and independence.