Primary Science | Computing

Primary science computing courses for teachers. The following packages provide opportunities to network and learn with colleagues in the same role in other schools. The sessions are aimed at subject leaders and other key school staff. Each session is professionally facilitated by STEM consultants.

 

Please note, online bookings close 36 hours before course start date. Last minute bookings can be made by email and not the website.

For any queries regarding a course please contact Anna Cummings on finance@dtsa.org.uk.

DERBY RESEARCH SCHOOL

Derby Research School is based at Wyndham Primary Academy, an outstanding primary school serving an area of high social and economic challenge based in inner city Derby.

“Our transformation is characterised by being outward facing and engaged in evidence-based practice. Exploring what the research shows works best has allowed us to make a difference for our pupils in our context. As the Derby Research School, we are keen to work actively within the Opportunity Area and shine a light on evidence to influence and inform teaching.”

TEACH COMPUTING

Discover a range of professional development courses, designed to help you teach computing. Courses cover key stages 1 to 4 and cater for all levels of knowledge. Choose how and when you want to learn, through face to face, online, or live remote training.

All Teach Computing courses can be found at teachcomputing.org/courses.

FREE PRIMARY COMPUTING AND SCIENCE RESOURCES

Thinking Again Thinking Critically – A Toolkit: Building media and information competences to successfully navigate an interconnected world.

Download the toolkit here

Click on the link below to find a small selection of free resources we share on our Facebook page.

Primary Science Resources

Learn more about DTSAs professionally facilitated networks and courses for other subjects here.

Upcoming Courses and Networks

Primary Subject Leader Network provides an opportunity for subject leaders to keep up to date with current thinking about the development of their subject and to network, discuss central themes and share good practice.

Networks meet 4 times per year and each session is led and designed by an experienced SLE/ELE to ensure that current topics, changes in education and school specific needs are met.

About the Facilitator

Tom Konsek specialises in Curriculum Development and Computing. He leads the Subject Leader Network for Computing Coordinators across the George Spencer Academies Trust partnership of schools. Tom is responsible for developing the confidence, understanding and skill sets of other computing subject leaders across both primary and secondary education. As an Apple Distinguished Educator, Tom also works closely with the Apple Regional Training Centre in Burton Joyce, Nottingham as well as third party ICT specialists and exerts. Tom uses current and relevant research from the EEF to underpin teaching methodologies and subject leadership approaches. He has authored and shared content on whole school computing frameworks, e-safety policies and coverage and educational blogs. Tom works closely with new and experienced teachers to planning and integration of one to one devices including iPad and Chromebooks. Tom’s passion is to use technology to motivate, engage and inspire learners while breaking down barriers to learning. His content is often geared to minimising teacher workload while increasing the impact and attainment of both pupils and staff.

Computing in conjunction with Derby Research School

Primary Subject Leader Network Meetings. This is a great opportunity to reflect on excellence in practice and continue to grow as leaders of learning in our settings.

Computing Network with DTSA

Date: 5 November 2021

Venue: Portland Spencer Academy Conference Centre, Birchover Road, Bilborough, Nottingham NG8 4BW
Time:
1.30pm-3.30pm
Cost: £75 / £150

Computing in conjunction with Derby Research School

Primary Subject Leader Network Meetings. This is a great opportunity to reflect on excellence in practice and continue to grow as leaders of learning in our settings.

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Date: 18 March 2022

Venue: Portland Spencer Academy Conference Centre, Birchover Road, Bilborough, Nottingham NG8 4BW
Time:
1.30pm-3.30pm
Cost: £75 / £150

Computing in conjunction with Derby Research School

Primary Subject Leader Network Meetings. This is a great opportunity to reflect on excellence in practice and continue to grow as leaders of learning in our settings.

Computing network

Date: 8 July 2022

Venue: Portland Spencer Academy Conference Centre, Birchover Road, Bilborough, Nottingham NG8 4BW
Time:
1.30pm-3.30pm
Cost: £75 / £150

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.