Secondary Science

Secondary science courses and network meetings for teachers and technicians. 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 the courses please contact Anna Cummings on finance@dtsa.org.uk.

Upcoming Courses

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.

Secondary Science Networks

20 October 2020

Time: 4pm – 5.30pm

Venue: Online

Cost: £30

Applying Knowledge and Understanding in Science

Develop the ability of your students to apply their knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, scientific enquiry, techniques and procedures. This course focuses on the demands of AO2 in exam specifications and offers practical advice and suggestions on how to develop application and problem solving skills

Dates: Two sessions plus a gap task to be completed in your own time:

  • 22 October 2020
  • 2 November 2020

Times: 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Venue: Online

Cost:

  • State funded School or College – £50
  • Fee-paying School or College – £100

Subject Knowledge Enhancement: Physics KS4

Develop the background subject knowledge required to help planning and teaching physics for key stage 4. It will build on your knowledge from undertaking the key stage 3 physics course.  Start your key stage 4 teaching with the tools and confidence to plan and teach effective learning for your physics classes. You will explore ways of building student understanding, taking into account misconceptions and common issues in teaching these concepts.

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Dates: Two sessions

  • 27 October 2020
  • 4 November 2020

Time: 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Venue: Online

Cost:

  • State funded School or College – £50
  • Fee-paying School or College – £75

Subject Knowledge Enhancement: KS3 Biology

Designed to support teachers who are non-specialists, you will develop the background subject knowledge required to help planning and teaching biology for key stage 3. Gain the tools and confidence to plan and teach your biology classes effectively. You will explore ways of building student understanding, taking into account misconceptions and common issues in teaching these concepts.

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Dates: Two sessions

  • 4 November 2020
  • 9 November 2020

Time: 4.30pm – 6pm

Venue: Online

Cost:

  • State funded School or College – £50
  • Fee-paying School or College – £100

NQT Essentials for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

NQT Essentials is science-specific CPD for your NQTs. Intended to plug some of the gaps that have arisen as a result of the social distancing measures introduced by the government, these workshops also include the opportunity to network with other NQTs.

NQT Essentials

Dates: Four sessions plus a gap task to be completed in your own time

  • 5 November 2020
  • 10 November 2020
  • 19 November 2020
  • 24 November 2020

Time: 4pm – 6pm

Venue: Online

Cost: Free

Subject Knowledge Enhancement: Biology Triple Science

Explore background subject knowledge to help planning and teaching biology for key stage 4 (Triple Science) with a focus on coordination and control. Start your Triple Science teaching with the tools and confidence to plan and teach effective learning for your biology classes.

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Dates: Two sessions

  • 18 November 2020
  • 23 November 2020

Times: 4.30pm – 6pm

Venue: Online

Cost:

  • State funded School or College – £50
  • Fee-paying School or College – £100

A masterclass for teaching learners with special educational needs – The curriculum and general strategies

We can support you in identifying the CPD support that you need, provide CPD activity directly from our programme of courses, or work with you to tailor the content to meet your requirements.

A Masterclass for teaching SEND Learners

Date: 25 November 2020
Plus gap task to be completed in your own time

Time: 4.30pm-6pm

Venue: Online

Cost:

  • State funded School or College – £50
  • Fee-paying School or College – £75

A masterclass for teaching learners with special educational needs – Teaching Resources

We can support you in identifying the CPD support that you need, provide CPD activity directly from our programme of courses, or work with you to tailor the content to meet your requirements.

Teaching Resources

Date: 1st December 2020
Plus gap task to be completed in your own time

Time: 4.30pm-6pm

Venue: Online

Cost:

  • State funded School or College – £50
  • Fee-paying School or College – £75

A masterclass for teaching learners with special educational needs – Literacy in Science Lessons

We can support you in identifying the CPD support that you need, provide CPD activity directly from our programme of courses, or work with you to tailor the content to meet your requirements.

Literacy in Science

Date: 3rd December 2020
Plus gap task to be completed in your own time

Time: 4.30pm-6pm

Venue: Online

Cost:

  • State funded School or College – £50
  • Fee-paying School or College – £75

A masterclass for teaching learners with special educational needs – Specific needs in science lessons

This programme of CPD covers teaching students with special needs (both those with and without an EHCP) The course looks at teaching these students, the resources & activities you can use with them and strategies for success.  The course also includes a look at some of the most common specific needs identified in the DfE student census and strategies that can be used to support these learners in lessons.

Specific Needs

Date: 8th December 2020
Plus gap task to be completed in your own time

Time: 4.30pm-6pm

Venue: Online

Cost:

  • State funded School or College – £50
  • Fee-paying School or College – £75

Physics for Technicians

If you have been asked to teach physics and it is outside your specialist area, this course is for you.

It has been developed with the Institute of Physics and throughout the course we will develop your understanding of the principles of physics and the skills and strategies needed to teach the subject effectively and improve student motivation and attainment. This, in turn, will increase take-up of physics at GCSE, A level and beyond.

 

Outcomes

  • increase your understanding of physics topics at 11-16
  • become more confident and competent in your teaching of physics at 11-16
  • develop an understanding of common student misconceptions and how these can be addressed
  • employ the effective use of scientific models relevant to the teaching of physics
  • rehearse opportunities for practical work and the use of ICT-based activities
  • teach the mathematical aspects of physics with greater confidence
Physics for Technicians

9 December 2020

Venue: Chellaston Academy, Swarkestone Road, Chellaston, Derby DE73 5UB
Time: 9.30am – 3pm
Cost: £100

FACE – Inspiring Students Through a Farming Context

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.

Farming and Countryside Education -FACE with Derby SLP

18 March 2021

Venue: Snitterton Road, Matlock DE4 2JG
Time:
9-4pm
Cost: Free

FACE – Cross Phase – Inspiring students through a farming context

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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FACE - Science

22 April 2021

Venue: Farm Eco, Home Farm, Screveton NG13 8JL
Time: 9am – 4pm
Cost: Free