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

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.

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.