Bookings are open for all three termly meetings of the SEERIH Rochdale REAL Trust Primary Science Subject Leader Regional Network.
Autumn term meeting: 13 November 2023, 13:15-16:00
Spring term meeting: 4 March 2024, 13:15-16:00
Summer term meeting: 24 June 2024, 13:15-16:00
Please note that this Network is open to schools for who are members of the REAL Trust. If you are based in Rochdale but your school is not a member, please come along to the Greater Manchester Open Network.
We're delighted that SEERIH's termly Primary Science Subject Leader Regional Networks are continuing for 2023-24. In order to facilitate forward planning in schools, all three meetings are open to book now. Please book tickets for the sessions you are able to attend. We encourage teachers attend all three sessions wherever possible, in order to get the most out of the experience.
The Network welcomes new and established Primary Science Subject Leaders of all experience levels to share and improve practice, providing a unique opportunity to speak with other Subject Leaders in your area about the issues that are affecting each of you. Expert-led professional development inputs will support you with up-to-date issues, skills and resources.
Expectations of attending the network include engaging with pre-course tasks/reading and submitting your response to a Gap Task. This is a compulsory element of the network to ensure the CPD is meaningful and impactful.
Autumn term meeting: 29 November 2023, 13:00-16:00
PROGRESSION IN ENQUIRY
How do I move pupils' disciplinary learning on? Explore what progression in enquiry looks like from EYFS to KS2. Revisit the five enquiry types and how to plan opportunities for these within the curriculum.
Spring term meeting: 5 March 2024, 13:00-16:00
LITERACY AND NUMERACY
Ensure your cross-curricular links are meaningful and impactful. Discover how pupils can be given opportunities to practise and embed literacy and numeracy skills through their science.
Summer term meeting: 2 July 2024, 13:00-16:00
TALK IN PRIMARY SCIENCE
Explore the importance of encouraging pupil talk in primary science. With a lot of subject-specific vocabulary and abstract concepts, you will understand the importance of providing opportunities for dialogue.
Linked to 'The 10 Key Issues with Children's Learning in Primary Science in England'
Inspired by the findings of The 10 Key Issues with Children's Learning in Primary Science in England (Bianchi, L., Whittaker, C. and Poole, A., 2020) report, SEERIH Subject Leader Networks explore the latest developments in primary science. The report presents classroom findings as seen through the eyes of primary science specialists to stimulate debate across all parties committed to developing science in primary schools. It invites us all to reflect upon the findings and to consider the implications to our area of activity or focus.
Attending these termly Networks is an interactive and practical way help you to to tackle these issues in your school and raise the profile of science.