Secondary Science

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.

For any queries regarding the courses or to take advantage of pre-booking deals, please contact Anna Cummings on finance@dtsa.org.uk. Please note, online bookings close 36 hours before course start date. Last minute bookings can be made by email and not the website.

Cross Phase Science Conference 2019

Annual cross phase development of Derby and Derbyshire SLP covering the following workshops:

  • Primary: Enriching Primary STEM with STEM Ambassadors; Science through Stories; Maths with Real Data
  • Secondary: Gatsby Careers Benchmarks Secondary Workshop; Raising Attainment for Secondary Students with SEND; Enriching Secondary STEM with STEM AmbassadorS
  • Cross Phase: Raising Attainment for Students with SEND; Power of Words in Science
Cross Phase Science Conference 2019

Dates: 28 February 2019
Venue: University of Derby Enterprise Centre, Enterprise Centre, 37 Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LA
Time: 9am – 3.30pm, Lunch provided
Individual Session Cost: £99

Network Meeting – Heads of Science and Secondary

This is a chance for collaboration with your peers so you can share information and develop as a leader. Expert consultants will help you identify priority issues in teaching and learning and professional development for your teams. You will be able to develop solutions, drawing on the expertise within the group. This strengthening of informal school-to-school support will create an effective network of information, advice and guidance.

You will be able to work collaboratively to identify priorities in science teaching and learning and in science-specific professional development for your teams; share and develop strategies to tackle these issues, drawing on expertise as needed from outside the network.

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Dates: 7 February 2019
Venue: Dunston Innovation Centre, Dunston Road, Chesterfield, S41 8NG
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Individual Session Cost: £60

Dates: 11 February 2019
Venue: Chellaston Academy, Swarkestone Road, Chellaston, Derby, DE73 5UB
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Individual Session Cost: £40

NQT/RQT and ITT Network Meetings

This is a network meeting to give science NQT’s, trainee teachers and inexperienced teachers a forum to meet and chat to share experience; keep up to date with the latest developments in teaching and the science curriculum; receive face to face support from experienced science teachers; build a network of local contacts; discuss issues relevant to your own class teaching.

Network Meeting

Dates: 7 March 2019
Venue: Notre Dame High School, S10 3BT
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Individual Session Cost: £40

Dates: 12 March 2019
Venue: Chellaston Academy, Swarkestone Road, Chellaston, Derby, DE73 5UB
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Individual Session Cost: £40

Mathematics In Science Teaching – Derbyshire Delegates Only

There is an increased mathematical demand in science and a greater understanding is necessary to accelerate learning and raise attainment for science GCSE’s.

This course explores the typical weaknesses in mathematics that hinder students’ ability to understand and solve scientific problems. It will give teachers an increased confidence in teaching the mathematical aspects of secondary science and the skills and strategies to meet these requirements.

Outcomes

You will be able to:

  • appreciate how weaknesses in understanding mathematics can lead to difficulty in understanding secondary science
  • identify pedagogies to address these weaknesses
  • understand how mathematics is used to make simple descriptions and predictions in science and how this might be supported by software examples
  • access mathematics in science resources for teaching GCSE science
Lab experiment with green seedlings

Dates: Day 1 – 14 February
Venue: Notre Dame High School Environmental Centre, Sheffield S10 3BT
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Individual Session Cost: £70

Dates: Day 2 – 7 March
Venue: Notre Dame High School Environmental Centre, Sheffield S10 3BT
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Individual Session Cost: £70

Mathematics In Science Teaching

There is an increased mathematical demand in science and a greater understanding is necessary to accelerate learning and raise attainment for science GCSE’s.

This course explores the typical weaknesses in mathematics that hinder students’ ability to understand and solve scientific problems. It will give teachers an increased confidence in teaching the mathematical aspects of secondary science and the skills and strategies to meet these requirements.

Outcomes

You will be able to:

  • appreciate how weaknesses in understanding mathematics can lead to difficulty in understanding secondary science
  • identify pedagogies to address these weaknesses
  • understand how mathematics is used to make simple descriptions and predictions in science and how this might be supported by software examples
  • access mathematics in science resources for teaching GCSE science
maths and science formula

Part One
Dates: 4 April
Venue: Chellaston Academy, Derby, DE73 5UB
Time: 4pm – 5.30pm
Individual Session Cost: £60

Part Two
Dates: 8 July
Venue: Chellaston Academy, Derby, DE73 5UB
Time: 4pm – 5.30pm
Individual Session Cost: £60

Preparing Your Learners for GCSE Exams to Maximise Success

The move to the new content-heavy specifications requires teachers to develop effective strategies to help students recall a huge amount of content. This workshop will help you to move away from last minute revision strategies to supporting your students across the GCSE. You will identify current strengths, and opportunities for change, both in the long and short-term. You will also consider the implications of current research into what helps students be more successful.

Schoolchildren and teacher in science class

Dates: 12 March 2019
Venue: Chellaston Academy, Swarkestone Road, Chellaston, Derby, DE73 5UB
Time: 4 – 5.30pm
Individual Session Cost: £60

Teaching Lower Attaining Students – Tips and Tricks for Getting Good Results

Teaching science to lower attaining students – general principles:

  • Curriculum design
  • Modifying teaching
  • Resources & reading age
  • Scaffolding
  • Teaching strategies

You will be able to explore the context and constraints applying to students targeted to attain grades 1 to 3 in GCSE science at the end of their school career; develop an approach to teaching that will secure good progress and appropriate outcomes for these students who are low attainers; identify some strategies to help these learners make progress and exemplify these strategies in science teaching.

Students doing experiments in the laboratory. Science and education.

Dates: 25 June 2019
Venue: Chellaston Academy, Swarkestone Road, Chellaston, Derby, DE73 5UB
Time: 4 – 5.30pm
Individual Session Cost: £60

Teaching Science to Students with Special Needs

Strategies for teaching pupils with specific learning needs.

You will be able to explore the context and constraints applying to students targeted to attain grades 1 to 3 in GCSE science at the end of their school career; develop an approach to teaching that will secure good progress and appropriate outcomes for these students who are low attainers or have SEND; identify some strategies to help these learners make progress and exemplify these strategies in science teaching.

Chemistry

Dates: 9 July 2019
Venue: Chellaston Academy, Swarkestone Road, Chellaston, Derby, DE73 5UB
Time: 4 – 5.30pm
Individual Session Cost: £60

Technicians Network Meetings

Recently published research will be used to describe and explain the causes of the attainment gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils in science. Evidence-based classroom strategies and resources will be explored to help teachers address the key barriers to progress and engagement experienced by disadvantaged pupils in secondary science.

Raised hands in classroom at School

Dates: 14 February 2019
Venue: Kirk Hallam Community Academy, Ilkeston DE7 4HH
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Individual Session Cost: £40

Dates: 16 May 2019
Venue: Kirk Hallam Community Academy, Ilkeston DE7 4HH
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Individual Session Cost: £60

FACE (Farming And Countryside Education)

FACE is committed to helping teachers to overcome barriers and introduce innovative ways of embedding food, farming and the countryside in their schools.

This day would enable teachers and school leaders to access great content, relevant training and tailored advice so that they are able to create powerful learning experiences about food and farming, in both the classroom and the countryside, all based on a working farm for the day.

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Dates: TBA
Venue: Matlock Meadows Farm, Snitterton Road, Matlock DE44 2JG
Time: 9am – 4pm
Individual Session Cost: This exciting CPD opportunity is free to ITT and NQTs who could bring along a mentor/colleague for just £40. ITT and NQT should sign up and then email Finance@DTSA.org.uk to discount the place

Essential Skills for New and Aspiring Science Leadership – Day 1

Working with an experienced science leader, you will develop your vision and leadership skills to enable you to lead an effective and vibrant science team. By improving your leadership and management skills you will help your team teach more effectively so students achieve their potential.

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Dates: TBA
Venue: St Helena’s House, S41 7LL (*Sat Nav, please use post code S41 7LU*)
Time: 9am – 4pm, Lunch included
Individual Session Cost: £175

Essential Skills for New and Aspiring Science Leadership – Day 2

Working with an experienced science leader, you will develop your vision and leadership skills to enable you to lead an effective and vibrant science team. By improving your leadership and management skills you will help your team teach more effectively so students achieve their potential.

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Dates: TBA
Venue: St Mary’s Catholic High School, Chesterfield, S41 8BD
Time: 9am – 4pm, Lunch included
Individual Session Cost: £175