Our Science Learning Partnership (SLP) is part of the National Science Learning Network. We provide high quality continuing professional development (CPD) for STEM teachers, technicians, lecturers and teaching assistants working with pupils aged 5 to 19.

Our CPD is well established and through needs analysis and DfE priorities; it focuses on an evidence base of what works and makes a difference in schools and the classroom.

These are changing times for schools and colleges and our experienced team offers science support for all your STEM professional development needs.

Your local SLP is based here at Ashton Community Science College. It provides face to face and tailored courses which are affordable and available locally. This approach will ensure that we all continue to inspire and develop the next generation of scientists and engineers and we have a well informed and scientifically capable society.

Why choose us?

Our professional development has proven impact and it is affordable. There are a number of bursaries available throughout the year which will help fund your CPD delivery.

What have delegates said about our CPD?

"Great practical ideas that I can use back in school. I feel confident embedding all science skills equally into the curriculum"

- Primary Teacher, Blackpool, April 2017

"Great consultant – I have a clear curriculum plan From Y7-11 to support the new GCSE content"

- Head of Department, Preston, May 2016


You can view upcoming CPD here:

Primary

Date

Course and code

Venue

Tutor

Link to book

21/06/2017 Blackpool subject leaders network 6  - RA121 A25 Devonshire Primary School, 
Devonshire Road, 
Blackpool, 
FY3 8AF
  https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/227501/blackpool-subject-leaders-network-6
07/07/2017 Using outdoor learning environment to improve working scientifically  - RA111 A01 Ashton Community Science College, Aldwych Drive, 
Ashton-On-Ribble, 
Preston, 
PR21SL

Colette Burrows

https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/193681/using-outdoor-learning-environment-improve-working-scientifically
11/07/2017 Making powerful connections between science and maths combined with science and literacy  - RA139 A01 Ashton Community Science College, Aldwych Drive, 
Ashton-On-Ribble, 
Preston, 
PR21SL
Donna Harris https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/350780/making-powerful-connections-between-science-and-maths-combined-science-and-literacy

 

Secondary

Date

Course and code

Venue

Tutor

Link to book

26/06/2017

Natural selection and genetic modification - RA277 A02

Accrington Academy, Queens Road West, Accrington, BB5 4FF

Kim Swift

https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/236576/natural-selection-and-genetic-modification

26/06/2017 AQA hub meeting - Damian Ainscough http://www.aqa.org.uk/professional-development/course-details?meta_E=SSCIScienceHubSchoolNetworkSummer

27/06/2017

Science for lower attaining students: supporting the 1-3 agenda – RA296 A01

Ashton Community Science College, Aldwych Drive, Ashton-On-Ribble, Preston, PR21SL

Victoria Rigby

https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/399887/science-lower-attaining-students-supporting-1-3-agenda

27/06/2017 Pearson GCSE  Science Collaborative Hub- supporting low attainers - - https://booktraining.pearson.com/register?sgid=4f79668d12f741fcaebfaea9461eddfa

29/06/2017

Royal Academy of Engineering Resources Training – Winning medals -

Ashton Community Science College, Aldwych Drive, Ashton-On-Ribble, Preston, PR21SL

Chris Wallis

https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/408590/royal-academy-engineering-winning-medals

05/07/2017

Make and Take

RA312A01

Ashton Community Science College, Aldwych Drive, Ashton-On-Ribble, Preston, PR21SL Dave Cotton https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/408655/make-and-take

13/09/2017

CLEAPSS: Supporting safe practical microbiology – RA629 A02

Ashton Community Science College, Aldwych Drive, Ashton-On-Ribble, Preston, PR21SL

Mary Howell

https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/386023/cleapss-supporting-safe-practical-microbiology

27/09/2017

Mathematics in Science – how to teach – RA210 A06

Ashton Community Science College, Aldwych Drive, Ashton-On-Ribble, Preston, PR21SL

Victoria Rigby

https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/383629/mathematics-science-how-teach

19/10/2017

2.00 - 4.00 PM

Pearson Hub Meeting Broughton High School, Woolplumpton La, Preston, PR3 5JJ    

15/11/2017

Tricky/ New bits for physics – RA224 A02

Ashton Community Science College, Aldwych Drive, Ashton-On-Ribble, Preston, PR21SL

 

https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/383624/tricky-new-bits-physics

07/12/2017 New aspiring HOS – RA206A03 - - https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/383628/new-aspiring-hos

 

Bespoke training is also available. Talk to us about the needs of your school or a group of schools. 

Contact your local Science Learning Partnership lead, Sarah Connon: SLP@ashtoncsc.com