Primary Science | Past Courses

Primary science – past courses.

The following courses have been provided by the SLP in the past, providing opportunities to network and learn with colleagues in the same role in other schools.

Sessions are aimed at subject leaders and other key school staff and each session is professionally facilitated by STEM consultants.


These courses are all available to run again so email to organise suitable dates and times of courses which interest you.

Current courses can be found here:

Assessment & Progression

Primary Science Assessment and Progression Derby SLP
  • Assessment
  • Assessment and Progression in Primary Science
  • Fit For Purpose Science Assessment
  • Formative Assessment
  • Formative Assessment Skills
  • Progression in Primary Science

Design & Technology

Lego D&T Design Tech
  • Control for Primary D&T (Select from Micro:bit; Crumble Kit or Lego Wedo session)
  • Introduction to CAD using TinkerCad
  • Introduction to the DT Subject Leadership Role
  • Lego Coding
  • Using Digital Technology to Support Science Learning


Children Science EYFS
  • Early Years
  • Introduction to EYFS and EYFS Assessment
  • Teaching Science In EYFS

General Science

Tuxford Primary Science Subject Leader Network
  • Considering Curriculum: Ensuring ‘hands on’ and ‘minds on’ science learning in conjunction with Diverse Academies
  • Crest Awards
  • Critical Thinking For Achievement
  • Farming – FACE – Primary
  • Inspiring Primary Science for Subject Leaders
  • Introduction to Enthuse
  • Meet A Primary Science SLE
  • Monitoring and Developing the Science Curriculum
  • Network Meeting – Science Capital
  • New to Teaching Primary Science
  • NQT+1 Primary Science Support
  • Outdoor Learning
  • Primary Science Deep Dive
  • Primary Science Subject Leader’s Network
  • Practical Solutions to Everyday Pupil Behaviours With Jason Bangbala
  • Primary resources from the WWF education team
  • Primary STEM Clubs
  • Pupil Investigation
  • RSPB Curriculum for Nature Programme
  • School Direct Science Day
  • Science Capital
  • Science Capital With A Focus On Scientists And STEM Careers
  • Scientific Investigations and Working Scientifically
  • Subject Leader’s Network
  • Supporting the Memory: Strategies and Techniques to Retain and Retrieve Knowledge In Science
  • Teaching Assistants & SEND Settings: Maximising impact & progressions for learners in science
  • Teaching Assistants Supporting Learning
  • The Curiosity Project – Curiosity and Questions
  • The Curiosity Project – Science Capital
  • The Great Science Share
  • The Importance of Science Capital – Looking at the Dimensions of Science Capital and How We Can Use and Apply These Ideas in a Primary School
  • The Role of The TA in Ensuring Progress in Science
  • Thinking and Talking Science
  • We’re WWF and we are fighting for your world – for wildlife, for people, for nature. Join us.
  • What Next for Primary Science in September 2020 – Filling the Gaps Sensibly?
  • Working Scientifically
  • Working Scientifically Teacher/TA/subject leader – science curriculum workshops for UKS2

KS1 & KS2

Children Science KS1 KS2
  • Creating A Buzz – Science Week
  • Developing Young Scientists
  • Foundation Topics and Science
  • Help With Experiments At Home
  • HELP! I’m Teaching Evolution
  • HELP! I’m Teaching Gears, Levers and Pulleys
  • Primary Stem Club – Getting Started Network
  • Stem Clubs For Primary
  • Subject knowledge – Lower Key Stage 2
  • Supermarket Science
  • Taking Science Outside
  • Teaching Key Stage 1 Science
  • Teaching Lower Key Stage 2 Science
  • Teaching Primary Science Space
  • Teaching Upper Key Stage 2 Science
  • Working Scientifically
  • Working Scientifically for KS1
  • Working Scientifically in The Primary Curriculum – Pupil Led Investigations
  • Year 6 Transition


Leadership with DTSA
  • Developing the Role of the Subject Leader
  • Inspiring Primary Science for Subject Leaders in conjunction with Diverse Academies
  • Leading Primary Science
  • Primary Science Subject Leaders’ Network
  • Professional Behaviour


Literacy in Science
  • English and Science
  • Linking Literacy to Science
  • Science Through Stories


Maths in the Primary Curriculum
  • Developing Primary Arithmetical Fluency
  • Linking Core Subjects: Science and Mathematics
  • Linking Science and Maths
  • Maths and Science
  • Maths in the Primary Curriculum
  • Primary Arithmetical Fluency


Fit for purpose Science Assessment
  • Being Ofsted Ready For Subject Leads and Middle Leaders For All Primary Subject Areas
  • Deep Dives Ofsted
  • Ofsted 2019 Framework in Action – Big Data
  • Ofsted Framework in Action – Vocabulary
  • Using the Ofsted Research Review: Science to Move your curriculum Towards Excellence – Practical Work & Pedagogy

Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Science Learning Partnership (SLP), trading as Developing Teachers of Science Association (DTSA) covers the entire geographical area including Derby and Nottingham for STEM Learning UK. Our aim is to allow all staff to support students to ensure they are the best that they can be. We are proud to have provided teachers, technicians and other educators with high impact, subject-specific professional development in science and the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.