STEM Learning has a network of 28 school-led Science Learning Partnerships across England that provide high-quality, responsive, subject-specific science CPD which build local expertise in science teaching at all levels.

We are your local Norfolk and Suffolk SLP Team, providing teacher learning and support throughout the counties.

As well as face-to-face and remote CPD courses we can provide a free ‘Needs Analysis’ for your school.

Helping to fill the gaps where additional STEM knowledge is required. This can be completed either in your school or over Teams/Zoom and is at no cost. Just contact us at norfolksuffolkslp2022@gmail.com

Our aim is to provide high quality training at affordable costs as we know that everyone is feeling the cost-of-living squeeze, but this shouldn’t put-off schools from wanting to enhance their STEM.

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Meet the team

David Struthers - SLP Lead   

Susie Maschas - SLP Project Officer / Admin

Please check out the Primary and Secondary Spring Courses below:

Many courses are still FULLY FUNDED CPD  for all Norfolk and Suffolk maintained Schools and Unity Trust Schools in Essex.

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PRIMARY LEVEL:

Help! I'm Leading Science

FOR NEW OR RECENTLY ESTABLISHED SCIENCE LEADERS – more detail 

Whether you are new to the role of science subject leader or have been the leader for a couple of years, you will be supported to bring about change at a whole school level. 

You will receive guidance, advice and support to help you understand the role of the subject leader and find out about science in your school. Mapped to the NPQLT framework, the course will provide a solid foundation for those wishing to continue their leadership journey further. 

The course explores 5 key themes: 

  1. what is science like in my school, 

  2. essential skills for leading primary science, 

  3. assessment for learning, 

  4. leading teaching and learning and 

  5. raising the profile of science. 

Throughout the course you will also be provided with the skills and knowledge development to allow you to reflect on and consolidate your role. 

11.06.24 EP2431 Help! I'm leading Science 4-5.30pm 

https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/523919/ep2431-help-im-leading-science 

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Scaffolding in the classroom from a Teaching Assistants point of view

DATE :  24th May 2024, 09:15-10:45 am  

COST: Fully Funded for Maintained Schools in Norfolk & Suffolk Plus Unity Schools in Essex

VENUE: Online  

BOOK: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/531340/scaffolding-classroom-teaching-assistants-point-view

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EP2431  Supporting the Memory: Strategies and Techniques to Retain and Retrieve Knowledge In Primary Science

DATE :  18th June 2024, 15:30 -17:00PM  

COST: Fully Funded for Maintained Schools in Norfolk & Suffolk Plus Unity Schools in Essex

VENUE: Online  

BOOK: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/527057/ep2431-supporting-memory-strategies-and-techniques-retain-and-retrieve-knowledge-primary

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EP2431 Teaching and Assessment in Primary Science Network

DATE :  24th June 2024, 14:00 -15:30PM  

COST: Fully Funded for Maintained Schools in Norfolk & Suffolk Plus Unity Schools in Essex

VENUE: Online  

BOOK: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/527062/ep2431-teaching-and-assessment-primary-science-network

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EP2431 Leading change in Primary Science Assessment

DATE :  1st July 2024, 16:00 -17:00PM  

COST: Fully Funded for Maintained Schools in Norfolk & Suffolk Plus Unity Schools in Essex

VENUE: Online  

BOOK: https://stem.org.uk/cpd/527060/ep2431-leading-change-primary-science-assessment

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SECONDARY LEVEL

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Technicians Supporting Biology

DATE & TIME:  4th June 2024, 10:00-13:00 pm

COST: £120 maintained schools / £240 non maintained schools

BOOK: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/534382/technicians-supporting-biology

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Maths and Practical skills for Key Stage 3 

LOCATION: Northgate High School - Sidegate Lane, Ipswich, IP4 3DL

DATE & TIME:  17th June 24 0930 - 1530

This day considers how to teach effectively, and why we teach, a range of skills in science. The skills will be exemplified using key stage 3 materials. They include:

- rearranging simple equations, decimal places, significant figures, standard form and

    - drawing high-quality tables, accurate graph drawing, and gradients.
COST: £200 maintained schools / £300 non maintained schools 70% TRP available, making the course £60! Contact smaschas@tgschool.net

BOOK: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/535759/maths-and-practical-skills-ks3

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Physics for Key Stage 3 

LOCATION: Northgate High School - Sidegate Lane, Ipswich, IP4 3DL

DATE & TIME: 18th June 24 0930 - 1530

This day will include practical activities, subject knowledge and we will consider how to teach some topics, including:

- misconceptions within forces, motion and energy

- making waves and spaces interactive and memorable.

COST: £200 maintained schools / £300 non maintained schools 70% TRP available, making the course £60! Contact smaschas@tgschool.net

BOOK: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/535760/physics-ks3

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Chemistry for Key Stage 3 -

LOCATION: Northgate High School - Sidegate Lane, Ipswich, IP4 3DL

DATE & TIME: 19th June 24 0930 - 1530

Designed to support non-specialist teachers this day will support you to plan and teach Chemistry for KS3. The day will include practical activities and essential KS3 Chemistry subject knowledge with a more in-depth focus on

- Common misconceptions in KS3 Chemistry

- Teaching approaches that enhance the students understanding of Chemistry to include molecular modelling with molymods.

- Atomic structure and bonding - how to use a periodic table!

COST: £200 maintained schools / £300 non maintained schools 70% TRP available, making the course £60! Contact smaschas@tgschool.net

BOOK: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/535775/chemistry-ks3

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Biology for Key Stage 3 -

LOCATION: Northgate High School - Sidegate Lane, Ipswich, IP4 3DL

DATE & TIME: 20th June 24 0930 - 1530

Designed to support non-specialist teachers this day will help you to plan and teach Biology for KS3. The day will include practical activities and essential KS3 Biology subject knowledge with a more in-depth focus on

- Common misconceptions in KS3 Biology

- A more in depth focus on Microscopy

- Teaching approaches that enhance students understanding of Biology to include stop motion modelling and role plays.

COST: £200 maintained schools / £300 non maintained schools 70% TRP available, making the course £60! Contact smaschas@tgschool.net

BOOK: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/535781/biology-ks3

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Leading Secondary Science Conference:

Please see the attached flyer (pdf on the right) for further information.

DATE & TIME: Monday 1st July 2024, 09.15 – 16.30

COST: There is a £120 booking fee, but with an £84 TRP (so overall cost is only £36).

VENUE: The Discovery Centre, AstraZeneca, 1 Francis Crick Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 0AA

BOOK: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/533745/leading-secondary-science-conference

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Technicians Health & Safety 

DATE & TIME:  4th July 2024, 10:00-13:00 pm

COST: £120 maintained schools / £240 non maintained schools

BOOK: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/533429/technicians-health-and-saftey

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Organising your Prep Room

DATE & TIME:  9th July 2024, 10:00-13:00 pm

COST: £120 maintained schools / £240 non maintained schools

BOOK: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/533422/organising-your-prep-room

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The Big D&T Meet - A National Conference

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Invigorate your D&T teaching with a packed programme to support you at whatever stage of your career you are at.  This conference is designed with departments in mind.   

Join us at the University of East Anglia, Norfolk, where you can spend the day getting hands-on in workshops as well as listening to speeches from experts in Design & Technology education. With a programme of over 30 speakers available, this is 

THE D&T CPD of the year! 

DATE & TIME:  12th July 2024

LOCATION: University of East Anglia, The Registry, University Plain, Norwich NR4 7TJ

COST: Teachers £100 per department – up to 5 people. First teacher needs to register on STEM and book through the link, additional teachers must also register on STEM then contact smaschas@tgschool.net to be booked on with a special discount code. Register on STEM here

BOOK: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/533748/big-dt-meet-national-conference

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Science / Maths Joint Numeracy Policy for GCSE and A level 

LOCATION: Thorpe St Andrew, Laundry Ln, Norwich NR7 0XS

DATE & TIME: 15th July 2024 - 09:30 – 15:30

There are many topics and skills taught in schools where Maths and Science are complementary, but there also areas where the departments may take different approaches or use alternative language. These include: graph interpretation, rearranging formulae, significant figures, y = mx + c, and more.

In this session we will look at techniques where schools have been successful in working together, to the benefit of both departments. We will aim to:

•              draft a joint departmental policy using the template provided;

•              engage with a number of short teaching ideas from tutors Alan Denton and Paul Hammond;

•              discuss best practices for teaching some mathematical skills used in science lessons.

Schools should aim to bring a member from both the Science and Maths departments, to jointly create a comprehensive draft policy ready to take back to both departments for discussion and - hopefully - sign off!

COST: £200 maintained schools / £300 non maintained schools 70% TRP available, making the course £60! Contact smaschas@tgschool.net

BOOK:  https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/535927/science-maths-joint-numeracy-policy-gcse-and-level

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If you have any problems booking on to these courses or require a free Needs Analysis for your school or department, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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If you are not already a member of STEM Learning UK, You will need to create a free login here: https://www.stem.org.uk/user/register?destination=node/451564