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

Venue

Fee

Link to book

17/05/18

Royal Academy of Engineering CPD - Aiming for awesome

Ashton Community Science College, Aldwych Drive, Ashton, PR2 1SL Free https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/416868/royal-academy-engineering-aiming-awesome
05/06/18

Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM)

The Hollins Technology College, Hollins Lane, Accrington BB5 2QY - https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/429247/introduction-primary-science-quality-mark-psqm
06/06/18

Assessment in easy steps

Aspire Academy Blackpool £125 https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/436072/assessment-easy-steps
14/06/18

Blackpool network primary sessions

Kincraig Primary School, Kincraig Road, Bispham, Blackpool Free -
25/09/18

Making powerful connections: science, literacy and numeracy

The Hollins Technology College, Hollins Lane, Accrington BB5 2QY £125 https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/426293/making-powerful-connections-science-literacy-and-numeracy
25/09/18

Creative assessment - differentiated assessment strategies

Blackpool Venue TBC £125 https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/427411/creative-assessment-differentiated-assessment-strategies
07/10/18

Science in literacy = success

TBC £125 https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/429250/science-literacy-success
20/10/18

Teaching science in EYFS

The Hollins Technology College, Hollins Lane, Accrington BB5 2QY £125 https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/426295/teaching-science-eyfs
22/01/19

Shake it up – science lessons they won't forget

in Lancaster (KS1)

Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy £125 https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/427390/shake-it-science-lessons-they-wont-forget-lancaster-ks1
23/01/19

Shake it up - science lessons they won't forget (lower KS2)

Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy £125 https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/427389/shake-it-science-lessons-they-wont-forget-lower-ks2

 

Secondary

Date

Course

Venue

Fee

Link to book

14/05/18

Technician network

Parklands High School, Southport Road, Chorley PR7 1LL Free https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/426628/technician-network
17/05/18

Royal Academy of Engineering CPD

Aiming for Awesome

Ashton Community Science College, Aldwych Drive, Ashton, Preston PR2 1SL Free https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/416868/royal-academy-engineering-aiming-awesome
05/06/18

Blackpool Collaborative Hub

St George's High School, Cherry Tree Road, Blackpool FY4 4PH Free https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/436000/blackpool-collaborative-hub
06/06/18

How to teach maths in the new physics curriculum 2

Our Lady's Catholic High School, St Anthony's Drive, Fulwood, PR2 3SQ £40 https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/425691/how-teach-maths-new-physics-curriculum-2
18/06/18

Technician network

Parklands High School, Southport Road, Chorley PR7 1LL Free https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/426629/technician-network
21/06/18

RCUK - food security 'diet in a box'

University of Lancaster £30 (£210 with a bursary of £180) https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/436056/rcuk-food-security-diet-box
04/07/18

Royal Academy of engineering CPD

Ashton Community Science College, Aldwych Drive, Ashton, Preston PR2 1SL Free https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/416868/royal-academy-engineering-cpd
12/07/18

Physics for non-specialists day 2

Ashton Community Science College, Aldwych Drive, Ashton, Preston PR2 1SL £150 https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/420683/physics-non-specialists-day-2
13/07/18

Tricky/ New bits for physics

Ashton Community Science College, Aldwych Drive, Ashton, Preston PR2 1SL £150 https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/383624/tricky-new-bits-physics
22/10/18

CLEAPSS - don’t buy it, make it!

Burton Morewood Academy, Main Street, Burton, Carnforth LA6 1ND £125 https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/436137/cleapss-don’t-buy-it-make-it

 

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