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 finance@dtsa.org.uk.

Upcoming Courses

Narrowing the Gap: Supporting disadvantaged learners in science

School closures due to COVID-19 have impacted more negatively on disadvantaged learners than non-disadvantaged peers. This course brings together the findings from research on the barriers to the progress of disadvantaged learners and identifies the areas where are likely to have impact in the classroom. Strategies to support learners with aspects of literacy, scientific reasoning and metacognition are explored with participants also sharing their own good practice.

Science

Date (2 sessions):

  • 25 May 2021
  • 27 May 2021

 

Venue: Online
Time: 4pm – 5pm
Cost: £70 / £140

Practical Solutions to everyday Pupil Behaviours

with Jason Bangbala

The bottom line is that pupil behaviour in schools is a concern. In the report by Dr Joanna Williams, It Just Grinds You Down, it stated that:

  • 75% teachers said they had  to deal frequently with low level disruption in their lessons
  • 72% teachers knew a colleague that had left the profession due to poor pupil behaviour

These findings supported OFSTED’s previous observations which stated that:

  • Pupils lose at least 1 hour a day and 38 days within the academic year due to disruption in lessons
  • Having a calm and orderly environment in some classes in some schools was a lottery

 

During this interactive, down to earth and realistic ‘warts and all’ session, delegates will be provided with bespoke, specific, practical strategies that they can put back into their teaching the very next day.

These strategies will enable delegates to de-escalate and diffuse any inappropriate behaviour quickly, effectively and non-confrontationally. The practical strategies will also enable delegates to prevent any inappropriate behaviour to occur in the first place and create a positive climate for learning.

Jason Bangbala has worked in nearly every educational setting involving young people from prisons, to primary schools to the football Premier League. The session is therefore appropriate for all teachers working with pupils of all ages and in all educational settings.

Behaviour

Date: 22 June 2021

Venue: Online
Time: 9.45am – 12.15pm
Cost: £95

 

Apply for a £50 bursary and pay just £45*

  • Book onto the course using the link below and pay the fee of £95 to STEM Learning (new users will first need to register with STEM Learning here)
  • Email stem@dtsa.org.uk with your name, school and title of the course.
  • You will receive an email confirming eligibility for the bursary of £50
  • Complete the course and within 6 weeks the bursary will be sent to your school by STEM Learning

 

* 1 bursary per school. Limited availability, so book early to avoid disappointment. The bursary is granted by STEM Learning after completion of the course. Non-attendance will incur the course fee and forfeit the bursary.

NQT Essentials – Planning and teaching

Develop an understanding of the key aspects of teaching science for NQTs, early career teachers or anyone returning to the classroom. It covers lesson objectives and outcomes; planning a sequence of learning; questioning and assessment – including formative assessment and top tips for starting your first job (or a new job or new academic year).

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Date: 28 June 2021

Venue: Online
Time: 4pm – 5.30pm
Cost: £55 / £110

Special Needs in Science Teaching Network – Primary & Secondary

SEND network. A chance to network with other teachers and share ideas of how to meet the diverse needs of learners with SEND and additional learning needs within science lessons. The network will be led by experienced SEND teacher Rob Butler who taught science to special needs learners for over 20 years. Rob has also written materials for Oxford University Press and is a regular contributor for Education in Science and Education in Chemistry publications.

Special Needs in Science

Date: 30 June 2021

Venue: Online
Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Cost: £40 / £80

NQT Essentials – Behaviour management in science

Develop an understanding of the key aspects of teaching science for NQTs, early career teachers or anyone returning to the classroom.  It covers managing behaviour including for practical work;  and top tips for starting your first job (or a new job or new academic year).

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Date: 1 July 2021

Venue: Online
Time: 4pm – 5.30pm
Cost: £55 / £110

Developing Application Skills in Science

Identify materials to share with colleagues and students.

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Date: 5 July 2021

Venue: Online
Time: 1pm – 3.30pm
Cost: £95 / £190

NQT Essentials – Health and Safety

Develop an understanding of the key aspects of teaching science for NQTs, early career teachers or anyone returning to the classroom.

 

Outcomes

  • recognise H&S and CLEAPS within your lessons
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Date: 5 July 2021

Venue: Online
Time: 4pm – 5.30pm
Cost: £55 / £110

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 farming context

Date: 7 July 2021

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

NQT Essentials – SEND and inclusive teaching

Develop an understanding of the key aspects of teaching science for NQTs, early career teachers or anyone returning to the classroom.

 

Outcomes

  • manage your workload effectively by planning ahead and utilising some of the top tips suggested for SEND within your classroom.
SEND science

Date: 8 July 2021

Venue: Online
Time: 4pm – 5.30pm
Cost: £75 / £150

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

Date: 13 July 2021

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

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.

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