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.’