Primary Schools CPD

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 - contact [email protected].

CPD (Primary)

  • micro:bit CPD - Get Coding!

    Twilight CPD for teaching staff, NQTs, TAs and computing co-ordinators

    In this fun, hands on session, we will cover the basics of micro:bit programming, using both the Javascript Block Editor and Python, to give you the knowledge and confidence to run micro:bit lessons or after-school clubs in your school.

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  • Practical Programming

    Twilight CPD for teaching staff, NQTs, TAs and science co-ordinators

    This course provides the opportunity to learn some new programming techniques with Scratch, and consider its potential for cross-curricular use in the classroom.

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  • Pupil Led Investigations

    Twilight CPD for Teaching staff, NQTs, TAs and science co-ordinators

    Giving pupils more creative input over what and how they investigate will really increase their engagement and motivation.

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  • Pupils as Engineers

    Full day CPD for senior team, teaching staff, science and DT leaders

    Using an engineering context is a fantastic way to make problem solving in maths and science more relevant to pupils.

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  • Thinking, Doing, Talking, Science 4 day programme

    Thinking, Doing, Talking Science (TDTS) is an evidence-based, interactive four-day CPD programme for primary teachers, focusing on the development of creative and challenging science lessons that encourage pupils to use...

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  • Thinking, Doing, Talking Science Taster 1 – Bright Ideas Time

    Taster CPD for teaching staff, NQTs, TAs and science co-ordinators

    An introduction to the Thinking, Doing, Talking Science project followed by a participative session where we explore various discussion techniques to encourage pupils’ thinking skills.

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  • Thinking, Doing, Talking Science Taster 2 – Creative Investigations

    Taster CPD for teaching staff, NQTs, TAs and science co-ordinators

    A hands-on exploration of different types of practical investigations suitable for KS1 and KS2.

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  • Thinking, Doing, Talking Science Taster 3 – Focused Recording

    Taster CPD for teaching staff, NQTs, TAs and science co-ordinators

    Focusing 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.

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