Our science advisers have a national reputation for providing professional development and school support, and work with local and national partners, schools and academies to develop great science teaching and learning.

    Our range of professional development supports schools to address a full range of development focuses. We also offer bespoke adviser packages to meet specific needs.

    Examples of focuses include:

    • designing an engaging science curriculum
    • creating meaningful links in learning through the science curriculum
    • developing and implementing child-led enquiry
    • developing outdoor learning
    • developing and embedding effective science assessment
    • moderating science assessments
    • stretching all learners through appropriate challenge
    • subject leader support and coaching
    • auditing science in primary

    Our packages are tailored to your need, so please contact us at science@hertsforlearning.co.uk to discuss your needs.

    Developing Young Scientists

    Developing Young Scientists parts 1 and 2 are resources for teachers with practical advice, examples and activities for teaching science in the primary phase.

    Part 1 ‘Developing young scientists - a guide to child-led enquiry’ outlines what is meant by child-led enquiry and contains 24 activities which support teachers with the experience, wonder, plan and investigate stages of the enquiry cycle.

    Part 2 ‘Developing young scientists - a guide to supporting children in reviewing, reporting and writing in science’ focuses on what comes after this and supporting children to review and explain what they have found out.

    Find out more about this resource and our other science resources

    Primary Science Quality Mark

    Herts for Learning is a key stakeholder of the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) programme at the University of Hertfordshire.

    PSQMSchools achieve a PSQM award through a year-long process of initial audit, followed by action and reflection, all supported by expert face-to-face training and mentoring.

    please visit: www.psqm.org.uk for more details and the application process.

    Primary Science Package

    In response to the removal of levels in the National Curriculum, our team has developed the Primary Science Package to support schools with planning and assessment.

    The package contains a range of resources that have been designed to support teachers in developing understanding of the broad National Curriculum objectives and working scientifically requirements. The resources include:

    • a progression in scientific knowledge booklet
    • age related expectation sheets for scientific knowledge
    • working scientifically tracking sheets
    • working scientifically assessment tasks (and associated resources)

    CLEAPSS

    CLEAPSS provides the Health and Safety advice and guidance that underpin safe and effective practical activity for pupils aged 5-19 in science, design and technology and art for the majority of primary schools in Hertfordshire.

    For more information about this service and membership, please email science@hertsforlearning.co.uk

    It's been great working with you over the last two years and thank you for all your support. Science really has turned itself around at our school and is valued by children and teachers alike!

    Vikki Simmons, Science Leader, Almond Hill Junior School