Herts for Learning’s science advisers have a national reputation for providing professional development and school support, and work with local and national partners such as STEM Learning, Science Learning Partnerships, CLEAPSS and the Primary Science Quality Mark.

    Their wealth of experience and local knowledge ensures that professional development is tailored to the setting and they provide bespoke training and consultancy for both primary and secondary settings.

    Consultancy packages

    Secondary science consultancy packages include:

    • Designing a personalised curriculum at KS3 (3 hours/6 hours consultancy)
    • Embedding working scientifically skills across KS3 (3 hours/6 hours consultancy)
    • Designing a KS4 curriculum to support quality first teaching (3 hours/6 hours consultancy)
    • Embedding specific skills at GCSE: Application (Assessment Objective 2), literacy, maths and practical techniques (3 hours consultancy or 2 hours twilight)
    • Developing and embedding effective assessment at KS3 & 4 (3 hours/6 hours consultancy)
    • Moderating science assessment at KS3 (3 hours consultancy)
    • Standardisation and moderating KS4 mock exams (price on request dependent on cohort size)
    • GCSE AQA Walking talking mocks for Combined or Triple science students (2 hours £315 plus VAT excluding the cost of copying exam papers)
    • Subject leader support and coaching (3 hours/6 hours consultancy)
    • Health and safety audit (3 hours consultancy)
    • Auditing a science department (6-12 hours consultancy depending on the size of the department and report writing)

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

    Training and conferences

    Our advisers also deliver central training courses, network meetings for science leaders and annual conferences. For more information visit:

    Training and events

    Herts for Learning acts as a broker for the CLEAPSS membership and RPA services providing a cost saving to schools and supporting them to comply with the requirements of the 2017 ionising radiation regulations.

    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 and secondary schools in Hertfordshire.

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

    This comprises a full review of provision in science, focusing on key areas highlighted by the school e.g. teaching and learning, leadership, assessment and progression, curriculum planning, achievement.

    Our science adviser will work with the SLT and the subject leader to assess current provision and make recommendations.

    Activities include:

    • review and analysis of available data
    • lesson observations (including paired observations)
    • staff discussions/interviews
    • student discussions/interviews
    • review of key documentation including improvement plans and schemes of work

    Prices

    Recommended two days for full review

    £625 per day (£705 per day for non-HfL shareholders)

    (add £205 for a full written report)

    Our science adviser will work with the subject leader to review the progress of Year 11, identify key gaps and support intervention planning.

    Activities include:

    • review and analysis of all available progress data for Year 11 groups
    • review of Year 11 work (assessments) to identify patterns of underperformance and improvements needed
    • support intervention planning – including support for leaders to create, adapt and monitor “countdown” teaching plans, interventions and key assessments to ensure improved achievement for all groups

    There is an optional GCSE booster whereby the adviser works with the subject leader to plan and deliver a bespoke booster session for identified students.

    Prices

    £625 per day (£705 per day for non-HfL shareholders)

    Optional GCSE booster is charged at the same rate, agreed at the time of booking and includes planning and resources

    Our science adviser will work with the subject leader to review and update the science curriculum to maximise engagement and progress.

    Activities include:

    • a full review of schemes, resources and assessments in the selected key stage
    • recommendations for improvement and support with timelines for implementation
    • support with mapping progression from KS2 to GCSE and A level in content, skills and practical techniques
    • developing an assessment system to fit a school’s context

    There is an optional extension to this package, to model best practice planning and ensure appropriate challenge and progression at GCSE level

    Pricing

    Recommended one day per Key Stage

    £625 per day (£705 per day for non-HfL shareholders)

    GCSE optional extension package is also charged at the same day rate

    One of our science advisers will work with the subject leader to review the progress of the department and their impact to date, identify necessary improvements and lead future developments.

    Activities include:

    • review and analysis of available data
    • review of key documentation including improvement plans
    • support for monitoring and evaluation across the department
    • review of progress at key points with action planning for further development

    Prices

    Recommended two to three days for new subject leaders

    £625 per day (£705 per day for non-HfL shareholders)

    One of our science advisers will moderate a sample of key assessment pieces, review patterns of underperformance and provide a summary report to support intervention planning.

    This package comprises:

    • moderation of key assessment pieces, including mock examinations
    • a report on recommendations around standards of marking and key teaching points to maximise progress
    • ensure that current data-tracking and progress information is accurate, and allows for specific targeting of intervention

    Prices

    £625 per day (£705 per day for non-HfL shareholders)

    Number of scripts to be negotiated at time of booking

    "The support we have received from Herts for Learning has been fantastic! I am so glad you are continuing to work with us."

    Senior Improvement Adviser

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