Sussex Science Learning Partnership Events – Autumn 2019

Where: Various Locations in Sussex - see individual course details
When: Various dates throughout in Sept, Oct, Nov
Key stage: ks1, ks2, ks3, ks4, ks5

These Sussex SLP’s events are led by local teaching school alliances, schools and colleges with excellence in science, higher education institutions, and other local partners with cutting-edge expertise in science.

For more information on any of these events please contact

September 2019

Essential skills for new and aspiring Leaders Part 1 – RM206

Tuesday 24 September | Time TBC | £140 for Part 1 and Part 2

Working with an experienced science leader, you will develop your vision and leadership skills to enable you to lead an effective and vibrant science team.

New to Primary Science Leadership Pt 1 – RM101

Thursday 26 Sept | 1 – 4pm| £90 for both sessions

At Downlands Community School, BN6 8LP

October 2019

Returning to Work Network. Session 1 of 3

Tues 1 October |1 – 4pm | £150

Downlands Community School, BN6 8LP

This is perfect for teachers who have been on maternity/paternity leave, returning to work from a career break or illness.  It will cover updates in science and work/life balance.

Primary Network Meeting – Plumpton and Ringmer – RM121

Thursday 3 October | 3:30 – 5pm | Free

NQT Conference Part 1 – RM327

Tuesday 8 October | 1-4pm | £80

Downlands Community School, BN6 8LP

If you are in your first year of teaching and would like some helpful hints for the classroom and surviving your first year.  This course will also help you network with other NQTs

Secondary Science Conference – RM227

Tuesday 15 October | 9:30  – 4pm | £80

Downlands Community School, BN6 8LP

Explore the key issues affecting secondary science through a series of presentations and workshops.

Engaging and ensuring progress of low attainers in science – RM229

Tues 22 October | 9:30 – 4pm | £90

Downlands Community School, BN6 8LP

Develop strategies to improve student motivation by linking their interests to the curriculum. Explore new methods to support students with the unique literacy challenges linked to science achievement.

New to Primary Science Leadership Part 1 – RM101

Thursday 24 Oct | 1 – 4:30pm | £90 for both sessions


Newick Bespoke CPD – RM298 – Invitation only

Friday 25 October

Downlands Community School, BN6 8LP | 9:00 – 15:30 | TBC

November 2019

AQA Hub Meeting

Tuesday 5  November | 4 – 5:30pm | Book via AQA

Downlands Community School, BN6 8LP

AQA Science Hub schools’ network. Come along to these meetings to discuss strategies, best practice, share resources and exchange experiences with your local science community.

KS3 Science for non-Science Specialists – RM297 (4 dates, must attend first and at least 1 other)

Tuesday 12 November (Other dates: 10 December, 21 January, 11 February) | Time TBC | £120

Downlands Community School, BN6 8LP

Does your school have non-science specialist teaching science at Key Stage 3? Indeed, are you a non-science specialist teaching science?

This course is designed so that you will be able to teach pre-GCSE level science confidently whilst developing a repertoire of practical activities and embed working scientifically in your everyday teaching.  Four CPD sessions over 4 days designed to help non-science specialists teach Physics, Chemistry and Biology confidently.

CLEAPPS – Handling Chemicals for Technicians  

Wed 13 November | Book via CLEAPPS

Engaging KS1 and Early Years in Scientific Enquiry – RM110

Thursday 14 November | 1 – 4:30pm | £50

Downlands Community School

RQT Network Session 1

Thursday 14 November | 4 – 5:30pm | £125 for course of 5 sessions

Dorothy Stringer School, Brighton

Triple Science Network of Excellence – RM793

Thursday 21 November | Time TBC| £50

Downlands Community School, BN6 8LP

This network will consider what effective teaching and learning of triple science looks like and is intended for teachers that have a range of experience of teaching physics, chemistry or biology at KS4.

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