Science Oxford specialises in providing CPD for primary teachers with a strong hands-on element. All our courses are linked to the new primary curriculum and our goal is to engage and inspire you in science, design and technology and computing and enable you to feel equipped to do the same for your pupils.
Schools, school partnerships/academy groups or other educational organisations are welcome to book us to deliver any of the courses described. We offer a free twilight CPD session for as part of our annual membership for schools. To book, call 01865 810000, email on [email protected] or complete the booking form for the relevant CPD session and we will contact you.
Please read our Outreach COVID Guidelines and our Risk Assessment for COVID-19. We will discuss with you the requirements for social distancing and use of equipment in your school before visiting.
Thinking, Doing, Talking Science Taster 1
Twilight CPD for teaching staff, ECTs, TAs and science co-ordinatorsAn introduction to the Thinking, Doing, Talking Science project followed by a participative session where we explore various discussion techniques to encourage pupils’ thinking skills.
Thinking, Doing, Talking Science Taster 2
Twilight CPD for teaching staff, ECTs, TAs and science co-ordinatorsA hands-on exploration of different types of practical investigations suitable for KS1 and KS2.
Thinking, Doing, Talking Science Taster 3
Twilight CPD for teaching staff, ECTs, TAs and science co-ordinatorsFocusing pupils’ recording on the learning objective frees up time in lessons. This time can be used for dedicated discussion time or to allow greater pupil input into practical investigations.
Primary Science Quality MarkScience Oxford manage a hub for the Primary Science Quality Mark in the region. Schools can now register their interest to start in autumn 2022. Download the Registration Form and...
Pupil Led Investigations
Twilight CPD for Teaching staff, ECTs, TAs and science co-ordinatorsGiving pupils more creative input over what and how they investigate will really increase their engagement and motivation.
'Exploring Evolution' and 'Scientists in School' CPD courses
Free Twilight CPD for teaching staff, ECTs, TAs and science co-ordinatorsExploring Evolution is based on research from the Milner Centre for Evolution which provides evidence for how teachers should approach the teaching of this subject to best develop children’s understanding.
Pupils as Engineers
Full day CPD for senior team, teaching staff, science and DT leadersUsing an engineering context is a fantastic way to make problem solving in maths and science more relevant to pupils.
Get Coding! micro:bit CPD
Twilight CPD for teaching staff, ECTs, TAs and science co-ordinatorsThis course provides the opportunity to learn some new programming techniques with Scratch, and consider its potential for cross-curricular use in the classroom.