Ofsted 2013: Maintaining Curiosity - a survey into science education states ‘We need better science education to secure a strong foundation for a successful and technological society.’
School Improvement Liverpool can support secondary and secondary special schools to develop their provision for a vibrant and relevant science curriculum through a wide range of in school consultancy, CPD sessions and networks and forums.
The new National Curriculum for 2014 sets out why we teach science in schools:
A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.’

Science Specific CPD

Maths for GCSE Science
CPD to support the development of key mathematics skills required by the new specifications for GCSE sciences.

Effective Writing in Science KS3 and KS4
How to develop effective descriptive and explanatory writing in science.

Effective Approaches to Practical Science
Professional development for teachers of science at primary, secondary and post 16 level, with the aim of improving the effectiveness of learning through practical science lessons.

Maths for A Level Sciences
There is growing acknowledgement that A level sciences require secure mathematical skills and sessions are available to support both staff and students.
  • Maths for A Level Biology
  • Maths for A Level Physics
  • Maths for A Level Chemistry

Key Stage 3

CPD sessions to support the development of science in KS3.

Effective Writing in Science KS3
How to develop effective descriptive and explanatory writing in science

Assessment without levels
Practitioners have come together to agree an assessment framework in line with the new national curriculum for Science. This session will enable science teams to share the new framework and discuss the implications
Key Stage 3 Science Network
‘Meeting made me more aware of upcoming reforms across the key stages, especially KS3 and 4’
Key Stage Meetings are an opportunity to share and gather information and good practice, and network with other teachers, as well as provide support for schools in developing teaching and learning, progression and assessment in Science.
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Meeting dates 2014-15
23rd September 2014
  16.00 -17.00
24th March 2015
  16.00 -17.00
29th June 2015
  16.00 -17.00