Curriculum CPD – Science

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Curriculum CPD – Science

From Policy to Outstanding Practice: How to Ensure Science is Judged to be a Success in your School

Led by Eleanor Atkinson


With Ofsted giving increased emphasis on inspecting more than just English and Mathematics, Science subject leaders are finding themselves under the Ofsted spotlight. This session outlines what constitutes excellent Science subject leadership, excellent Science teaching and learning and offers advice on how to effectively communicate this to staff and other stakeholders. The day will also provide advice on ensuring policy becomes practice and simple monitoring strategies.


  • To know what excellence looks like in Science and understand how to establish this in school.
  • To learn about quick, effective strategies to monitor Science throughout school.
  • To feel more confident in communicating how Science is taught to other stakeholders including, parents, governors and inspectors.

DATE:Thursday, 14 March 2024

TIME: 09:30-15:30

VENUE: Nettle Hill Conference Centre, Nettle Hill, Brinklow Road, Ansty, Coventry, CV7 9JL

COST: £200 per person


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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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