Secondary Science | General Courses

Secondary science general 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

Upcoming Courses

Integrating climate change into the secondary curriculum

Integrating Climate Change into the Secondary Curriculum.


Climate change is among the greatest threats and challenges of our time. From scientific analysis and technology to global political debate, tackling climate change requires a multi-disciplinary approach and encompasses a wide range of topics. During this course, you will learn about the science behind climate change, the strategies that are being employed to tackle the problem and explore creative ways to integrate this topic into the secondary curriculum.


This 6 hour programme can be delivered to your science department as a full day INSET training (for science teachers and geography teachers) or as 4 x 1.5 hour twilights.




If your school agrees to be invoiced £185 per delegate for the training, pays the invoice and completes the course then STEM will send £400 to the school bank account for each completion.  That means for every teacher that completes this programme £215 of money can be added to your departmental budget to do with what you wish – whether that be extra CPD or new materials for the lab.


Please contact urgently to avoid missing out on this offer.  First come = first served.


At present we have unlimited bursaries for Tier 2 and Tier 3 maintained schools, but we do not know when STEM will close the programme, so contact us now to avoid missing out.

Climate change

Cost: £185

Times and dates are being planned and venue to be confirmed in your area. Please contact to find out the next date and book your place.

The Art of the Demonstration

This course is suitable for new teachers and technicians that want to be involved more with demonstrations. The course will explore some key demonstrations in chemistry, physics and biology and how to make their delivery as effective as possible in the classroom. We will cover health and safety and risk assessment, presentation and questioning styles and how to increase the engagement and attainment with students using demonstrations.


Date: 9 November 2021

Venue: Online
Time: 9.00am – 12pm
Cost: £95 / £190

Science Department Health and Safety

For head of science and senior technicians this short course will cover how to create a science department health and safety policy and explore good risk assessment procedures and policies for the department. We will also look at making sure your department is safe against current guidance, for example chemical storage and safety equipment.


Date: 16 November 2021

Venue: Online
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Cost: £95 / £190

Surviving Ofsted

With Ofsted inspections resuming, this workshop will review the requirements of the current Ofsted framework and consider what you can expect as a deep dive as part of an Ofsted inspection.



Buy One Place and Get a Second Place Half Price! To take advantage of this offer email

SEND science

Date: 16 November 2021

Venue: Brookfield Primary School, 50 Brierfield Way, Mickleover, Derby DE3 9SA
Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm
Cost: £185 / £370

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.