‘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?
- What is the best way to plan your curriculum intent for Science?
- How do you ensure pupil’s make progress in science which is above the National average?
- Are you aiming for an outstanding science deep dive?
The PISA 2022 Report has revealed some stark realities of the state of science education in the UK (and much of the OECD besides). The UK’s performance in science from 2000-2022 is categorised within the PISA report (page 187) as ‘steadily negative’. England’s overall science score has dropped significantly from 512 in 2015 to 503 in 2022—a drop that is equivalent to nearly 6 months of progress for a young person.
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 Outstanding Implementation in Science?
- Understanding the links between Intent, implementation & Impact ; 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 Character, 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
Improving Scientific Literacy & Science Cultural Capital
- Scientific literacy – developing students’ understanding of scientific concepts through effective communication
- Increasing Science and Cultural capital to improve levels of engagement & the uptake of STEM subjects
- Embedding practical skills
- The use of highly effective “pupil talk” in Science
Using Subject teaching pedagogy & strategies to improve learning in Science
- Effective subject specific pedagogy in Science
- Establishing a growth mindset and culture of collaborative learning
- Tweaks to strategies to make your pupils work harder
- Getting the most from every lesson
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