Curriculum CPD – Science

(Curriculum CPD Programme 2024-25)
Delegate price £230.00
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Curriculum CPD – Science

Delving Deeper into Primary Science

Led by Eleanor Atkinson


These online sessions led by Eleanor Atkinson, our inspiring Science lead, are tailored to enhance your role as a Primary Science subject leader.

Session 1: Embedding enquiry in the science curriculum

All pupils should have the opportunity to ask their own questions and carry out a range of enquiries that develop their enquiry skills. But how do we plan and assess this whilst ensuring that our pupils build a strong knowledge base. During this session we will consider planning for progression from EYFS to Y6; consider how, when and what to assess in science and explore a range of free and readily available resources to support this.


  • To know how to plan for progression in both substantive and disciplinary knowledge
  • To identify and plan for assessment opportunities
  • To identify effective ways to monitor science across the school

Session 2:

The second session will explore a different aspect of Science provision and will be agreed based on a needs assessment and feedback from session 1.

This course is being run over 2 sessions. Delegates are expected to ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS.

The sessions are taking place as follows:

SESSION 1: Thursday, 23 January 2025 (09:30-12:00)

SESSION 2: Thursday, 13 March 2025 (09:30-12:00)

Cost: £230 for non-subscribing schools


Schools who subscribe to the Gateway Alliance Curriculum CPD Offer have FIVE FREE places on any of the TEN courses within the subscription. 

Additional places can be purchased for £165 per person or schools can choose to purchase multiple subscriptions if they wish to take advantage of more places at a greater discount.

Costs will be incurred for schools that do not subscribe. Please see our terms for further details.


If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02476 347697 or email:

Eleanor Atkinson has a wealth of experience within primary Science education, teaching and leading Science for 16 years across the full primary age-range in mainstream and SEND schools. In 2015 Eleanor was awarded a Primary Science Teaching Award and became a lifelong Fellow of the Primary Science Teaching Trust. She has since worked with The Royal Institute and Professor Saiful Islam (2016), producing a series of primary lessons linked to the Christmas Lectures broadcast on the BBC.

In 2017 she contributed to the 4th edition of the flagship ASE ‘Guide to Primary Science Education’ – Chapter 15, Promoting Understanding Through Dialogue. In 2018 she wrote a series of Science books with Pearson Publishers for the International market and in 2019 she co-authored STEM VIPs (Visitors in Primary Schools), ‘Planning Effectively for a Scientist or Engineer in your School’, with Dr Lynne Bianchi (Manchester University).

In addition to all of this, Eleanor enjoys her roles as an assessor and Hub Leader for the Primary Science Quality Mark, presenting EYFS CPD for the Ogden Trust and working closely with SEERIH at Manchester University providing a CPD programme to their Teacher Networks. All roles have the same theme – to support and facilitate improvement and enjoyment of Science.

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