SUBJECT LEADERS

Below we provide links to key documents and resources, that are published by others, that will be of use to science subject leaders. They are broken down by topic. Click on the links below to select a topic or scroll down to review them all.

Assessment

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PLAN PRIMARY SCIENCE ASSESSMENT

PLAN is a set of resources produced to enable teachers to have a clearer understanding of National Curriculum (England) expectations for meeting the standard in science. Annotated collections of children’s work provide examples of what working at the expected standard for primary science might look like for the knowledge and conceptual understanding statements of the programmes of study.

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TEACHER ASSESSMENT IN PRIMARY SCIENCE (TAPS)

The TAPS project has developed the TAPS pyramid tool to provide schools with a supportive structure to evaluate and develop their assessment processes. This website also contains a growing database of updated focused assessment plans and work samples.

End of Key Stage 1 assessment

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TEACHER ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORKS AT THE END OF KEY STAGE 1

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KEY STAGE 1 NATIONAL CURRICULUM SCIENCE STATEMENTS LINKED TO THE TEACHER ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORKS

The document, available from Our resources page, contains the National Curriculum science statements that feed into the Teacher assessment frameworks at the end of key stage 1.

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TEACHER ASSESSMENT EXEMPLIFICATION: KEY STAGE 1 SCIENCE

The Teacher assessment exemplification: KS1 science is published by the UK Government and provides examples of pupils work to support teachers in making judgments against the statutory Teacher assessment frameworks at the end of key stage 1.

End of Key Stage 2 assessment

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TEACHER ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORKS AT THE END OF KEY STAGE 2

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KEY STAGE 2 NATIONAL CURRICULUM STATEMENTS LINKED TO THE TEACHER ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK

This document, available from Our resources page, contains the National Curriculum statements that feed into the Teacher Assessment Framework at the end of Key Stage 2.

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TEACHER ASSESSMENT EXEMPLIFICATION: KEY STAGE 2 SCIENCE

The Teacher assessment exemplification: KS2 science is published by the UK Government and provides examples of pupils work to support teachers in making judgments against the statutory Teacher assessment frameworks at the end of key stage 2.

Health and safety

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CLEAPSS

All schools should consider becoming members of CLEAPSS (schools may already be members through their local authority). CLEAPSS helps you keep your children, your colleagues and yourself safe during practical work by providing model risk assessments and bespoke expert advice through their helpline, courses, publications and website.

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BE SAFE

Be Safe is health and safety guidance published by the Association for Science Education (ASE).

Continuing professional development

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PRIMARY SCIENCE QUALITY MARK

The Primary Science Teaching Trust is a charitable trust helping to improve the teaching and learning of primary science across the UK. Their website contains CPD resources developed through research funded by the Trust. Many of the resources are free.

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STEM LEARNING

STEM Learning provides online professional development so you can learn wherever and whenever suits you.

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PRIMARY SCIENCE QUALITY MARK

The Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) is a year-long CPD programme that helps schools achieve a quality mark whether science within the school has been low profile for a while or the school wants to improve provision further.

Diversity

100 INVENTIONS

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1001 Inventions is a British-based, award-winning science and cultural heritage organisation engaging over 400 million people around the world. It uncovers a thousand years of scientific and cultural achievements from Muslim civilisation from the 7th century onwards, and how those contributions helped create the foundations of our modern world.

PERIMETER INSITUTE'S FORCES OF NATURE POSTERS

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The Perimeter Institute For Theoretical Physics in Canada has published free downloadable posters of female scientists from around the World.

NEVERTHLESS PODCAST STEM ROLE MODELS POSTERS

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The Nevertheless podcast has published a set of free to download posters celebrating the women transforming teaching and learning through technology.

PBS EDUCATION'S 10 BLACK SCIENTISTS

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PBS Education have made a list of some of the top Black scientists, engineers, inventors and mathematicians to help you bring their work - and stories - into your classroom.

Reports

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INTENTION AND SUBSTANCE

Intention and substance: primary school science curriculum research is a short findings paper published by Ofsted that provides deeper insight into the data collected from their research programme.

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MAINTAINING CURIOSITY

Maintaining curiosity: a survey into science education in schools published by Ofsted in 2013 is a survey report that looks at science teaching in 91 primary and 89 secondary schools between 2010 and 2013.

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'STATE OF THE NATION'

The 'State of the nation' report of UK primary science education by Wellcome is a series of reports that looks at primary science education delivery across the UK through surveying science leaders, teachers and pupils.

 
 
 
 
 

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