‘Schools need to raise pupils’ aspirations and enjoyment of science and ensure that they nurture the talents of our potential young scientists of the future.’
Ofsted Report ‘Success in Science’
Are there aspects of your practice you could improve?
Are you aiming for outstanding?
To remain masters of our subject, it’s important that we, as teachers, keep learning and evaluating on our own practice. This course provides just that opportunity for Science teachers , providing strategies, practical advice and actionable pedagogies to ensure the delivery of outstanding Science lessons.
What are the benefits of this Science INSET for your school?
• Actively engage with innovative teaching methods specific to science teaching
• Opportunity to be in the position of the learner and utilise innovative ideas
• Improve the engagement, motivation and attainment of all students through proven principles.
• Improve your ability to develop practical and mathematical skills in your students.
This course can be adapted for delivery as both a Primary and Secondary INSET.
What is the role of a 21st Century Science teacher?
• What does the research say – what’s effective/ what’s not and why?
• An updated role for technology in the Science lab
• What are Ofsted and ISI looking for in Science teaching?
• How do we develop students with enough Grit, Resilience and Independence to prepare them for the next stage of their education in Science?
Demonstrating Rapid and Sustained Progress in Science
• Developing Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) in Science, including enquiry and problem-solving skills
• Deeper Questioning – establishing exactly what concepts your learners still do not understand to better target intervention
• Marking and Feedback – strategies to show rapid and sustained progress over time
Developing ways to innovative ways to teach highly engaging Science lessons
• Scientific literacy – developing students’ understanding of scientific concepts through effective communication
• The use of highly effect “pupil talk” in Science
• Differentiation whilst still stretching the most able
Using collaborative teaching strategies and active approaches to learning in Science
• Effective grouping
• Establishing a growth mindset and culture of collaborative learning
• Tweaks to strategies to make your pupils work harder
• Getting the most from every lesson
• Embedding practical skills
Opportunity to collaboratively action plan active strategies to improve pupil progress in Science
• Who to target with what intervention?
• Utilising Pupil Premium Funding effectively
• Satisfying the requirements of Ofsted/ISI and evidencing this