CPD Courses

Thames Valley Science Network – course programme

Spring and summer 2017

The Thames Valley Science Network will be providing a range of training and development courses to support the development of primary science in our region.

As well as these set courses we can also provide bespoke CPD/INSET to your school.

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Course dates Course Summary
Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM)

Cohort 14

 

OXFORDSHIRE

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Tue 21 Mar 17

Mon 8 May 17

Mon 25 Sep 17

The PSQM is a nationally recognised improvement programme that supports whole school science development. Schools achieve a PSQM award through a yearlong process of initial audit, followed by action and reflection, all supported by expert face-to-face training and mentoring.
Stretch and challenge in primary science

 

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

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Tue 28 Mar 17

(0930-1600)

This course is essential for teachers or subject leaders who are looking to support their more able students in attaining outstanding learning and progress in science by developing higher order learning skills as well as the skills of working independently. The course will look at a range of resources and approaches to support pupils to broaden and deepen their understanding of science.
Working scientifically

 

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

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Mon 3 Apr 17

(0930-1600)

This course will look at the five different approaches to working scientifically and consider how your curriculum for science can be enhanced to ensure pupils enjoy and develop their practical and scientific skills. We will also consider how working scientifically evolves and develops across KS1 and KS2.
Developing the role of the Primary Science Subject Leader

 

OXFORD

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Day one

Tue 4 Apr 17

(0930-1600)

Day two

Mon 15 May 17

(0930-1600)

In this two-day programme you will explorer a range of approaches and strategies to understand your roles and responsibilities as science subject leader. This will help you leading and developing science in your school so that you can develop a fun, exciting and effective science curriculum.
Standardisation and moderation of KS2 Science

 

OXFORD

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Tu 16 May 17

AM Session

(0930-1200)

PM Session

(1330-1600)

This half day meeting is an opportunity for year 6 teachers to agree common standards in science and to moderate work using the 2017 interim assessment framework and exemplification material.
Working scientifically

 

OXFORD

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Tue 6 Jun 17

(0930-1600)

This course will look at the five different approaches to working scientifically and consider how your curriculum for science can be enhanced to ensure pupils enjoy and develop their practical and scientific skills. We will also consider how working scientifically evolves and develops across KS1 and KS2.
Getting to grips with physics in the primary curriculum

 

OXFORD

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Tue 20 Jun 17

(0930-1600)

This course will look at the science that lays at the foundations of the science curriculum and will provide a ‘safe’ environment for participants to explore and develop their own understanding and confidence in physics to make them better at delivering the curriculum and supporting colleagues.
Getting to grips with physics in the primary curriculum

 

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

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Tue 27 Jun 17

(0930-1600)

This course will look at the science that lays at the foundations of the science curriculum and will provide a ‘safe’ environment for participants to explore and develop their own understanding and confidence in physics to make them better at delivering the curriculum and supporting colleagues.
Getting to grips with chemistry in the primary curriculum

 

OXFORD

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Tue 4 Jul 17

(0930-1600)

This course will look at the science that lays at the foundations of the science curriculum and will provide a ‘safe’ environment for participants to explore and develop their own understanding and confidence in chemistry to make them better at delivering the curriculum and supporting colleagues.
Getting to grips with chemistry in the primary curriculum

 

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

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Tue 11 Jul 17

(0930-1600)

This course will look at the science that lays at the foundations of the science curriculum and will provide a ‘safe’ environment for participants to explore and develop their own understanding and confidence in chemistry to make them better at delivering the curriculum and supporting colleagues.