This year’s primary science conference aims to inspire and enthuse science leaders of all experiences. Delegates will receive updates about the latest developments, resources and ideas to continue to develop their science curriculum in school.
David Allen, Associate Professor in Learning and Teaching at the University of Hertfordshire and Dr Alex Sinclair, Science Lead, St Mary’s University, will be opening the conference with a keynote entitled:
This session will explore the lives of famous and contemporary scientists, and professionals who utilise science within their work. It draws upon the newly published book ‘Superhero Scientists’ which provides opportunities for research into scientists from diverse backgrounds and engagement in creative literacy tasks. The session will look at ways to develop science capital and challenge the stereotype image of the white, male scientist in a lab coat.
In addition to the opening keynote, there will be a session delivered by Charlotte Jackson, teaching and learning adviser for Science, Herts for Learning and Jane Andrews, Teaching and learning adviser for English Herts for Learning entitled:
Linking science and English
This session will explore how high quality text and writing stimuli can be used to excite and engage children whilst deepening science learning.
There will be a number of additional sessions to attend, including a “science in schools” showcase, featuring tips, advice and ideas on how to lead developments in schools from experienced science leaders.
This full-day event will provide participants with the opportunities to:
- review the components of a great science curriculum for pupils in their school
- explore how to inspire pupils and teachers to engage with science
- consider how to recognise and use current good practice in science teaching and learning
- explore how to develop scientific literacy
- reflect on how to develop their science curriculum to make it real and relevant
- network with speakers and other delegates.
This event is open to all, but would be especially suitable for current, new and aspiring Middle Leaders and current, new and aspiring Primary Science Subject Leaders.
“I found the conference inspiring and informative. It was packed with information about how to promote children's science capital and topical science knowledge, along with user friendly ways to introduce the concepts in my school”
Helen Bennett, Science Leader, Manor Fields Primary School, Bishop’s Stortford. 2020 Primary Science Conference delegate.