Lancashire and Cumbria Science Learning Partnership Primary Support

Why choose us?

Our professional development has proven impact and it is affordable. All CPD focuses on the impact you can have on yourself, your school and your pupils.

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"

“A fantastic event – more of the same please”

The primary hub package has been CPD of the highest quality, with the advantage of being able to tailor the provision to our schools' specific needs and improvement aims. Due to the flexibility of the organisers and session leads, we have been able to maintain fantastic science CPD for our teachers throughout school closures and have learned how to adapt to new restrictions and changes. Subject leaders have gained an insight into how to audit the science in their school and what steps to take to make improvements, and teachers have become more confident in their delivery of the science curriculum. As a result, children at our school are having more practical and engaging science lessons with a deeper level of learning.

Course Name




Developing the role of the primary science subject leader 27/06/2022 09:15 - 15:15 Remote
Working scientifically in primary science 21/06/2022 09:15 - 15:15 Remote
Working scientifically in primary science 22/09/2022 13:00 15:30 Remote
Making an impact in EYFS: Science as an enabling environment for early literacy skills 27/09/2022 09:15 - 15:15 Ashton Community Science College
Developing your primary science curriculum using the Ofsted framework 10/10/2022 09:15 - 15:15 Ashton Community Science College
Primary SKE Package 11/10/2022 15:30 - 17:00 Remote
Primary SKE - Animals including humans 11/10/2022 15:30 - 17:00 Remote
Assessment and progression in primary science 21/10/2022 09:15 - 15:15 Remote
Engaging science for key stage 1 07/11/2022 09:15 - 15:15 Ashton Community Science College
Engaging science for key stage 2 14/11/2022 09:15 - 15:15 Ashton Community Science College
Primary SKE - Plants and Evolution and Inheritance 15/11/2022 15:30 - 17:00 Remote
Developing the role of the primary science subject leader 25/11/2022 09:15 - 15:15 Remote
Developing the role of the primary science subject leader 05/12/2022 09:15 - 15:15 Remote
Developing your primary science curriculum using the Ofsted framework 06/12/2022 13:00 - 15:30 Remote
Working scientifically in primary science 16/01/2023 13:00 - 15:30 Remote
Primary SKE - Living Things and their habitats 17/01/2023 15:30 - 17:00 Remote
Making an impact in EYFS: A science subject leaders’ guide to developing good practice 24/01/2023 09:15 - 14:15  Ashton Community Science College
Developing pupil led investigations – embedding working scientifically in the primary classroom 07/02/2023 15:00 - 17:00  Remote
Primary SKE - Everyday Materials and Rocks 14/03/2023 15:30 - 17:00 Remote
Making an impact in EYFS: Using the outdoors to promote ‘Understanding of the World’ 09/05/2023 09:15 - 15:15 Ashton Community Science College
Primary SKE - Sounds, Light and States of Matter 16/05/2023 15:30 - 17:00 Remote
Working scientifically in primary science 15/06/2023 09:15 - 15:15 Remote
Primary Ofsted Course  22/06/2023 09:15 - 15:15 ACSC
Primary SKE - Forces, Magnetism and Electricity 11/07/2023 15:30 - 17:00 Remote

Remote Hub Package £400 per school (7 Schools minimum)
Face to face Hub package £450 per school (7 schools minimum)

This package is developed in collaboration with the schools who sign up. The foci of network meetings and CPD sessions are agreed with participating schools after a needs analysis to ensure the CPD delivered is bespoke and will have maximum impact in improving pupil outcomes for pupils in your school. 

The Hub Package includes:

•    3 network meetings for subject leaders to help drive continuous improvement. A gap task can be set between each meeting to help support subject leaders in implementation and evaluating the impact.

•    3 1.5-2hr sessions e.g. science at the centre of a creative curriculum, Teaching the tricky bits of …..., fact, fiction and rhyme through science, creative assessment of working scientifically. These sessions allow for attendance of at least 2 teachers from each school.

Alternatively schools can choose one off Bespoke Sessions to support their own individual needs - sessions usually last 2 hours and cost £350 for remote sessions or £400 for face to face sessions
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Primary Hub Package Suggested Sessions

Facts, fiction and rhyme
  • plan science activities drawn from the context of texts
  • return to your classroom with increased confidence in teaching science using a variety of texts.
Working scientifically - the tricky bits
  • consider the tricky bits of working scientifically
  • teach the full range of enquiry types
  • teach the full range of enquiry skills
Scientific vocabulary
  • have an increased awareness of when and how to use key technical scientific vocabulary for each year group to ensure children build up an extensive scientific vocabulary.
  • consider and plan ways to embed this scientific vocabulary in lessons.
Digging deeper
  • have increased confidence in planning teaching to ensure more able children deepen their understanding.
  • plan tasks to enable children to demonstrate a deeper understanding of their scientific learning.
Science in a creative curriculum
  • gain an increased awareness of the nature and breadth of opportunities for linking science and the creative curriculum.
  • begin to identify further opportunities for science in your own curriculum overview.
Primary Teacher’s Science Toolbox
  • access a range of resources and organisations to support and enhance teaching.
  • identify opportunities to use these resources in the classroom.
Progress through projects
  • Make accurate assessment judgements in a whole school project context to ensure progression of skills.
  • Consider a range of differentiation strategies to ensure all pupils’ needs are met.
What could it look like?
  • experience a wide range of ways to record primary science which match the age and ability of the child removing any barriers.
  • plan and share ideas of ways to record evidence.
  • consider when it is necessary to record formally.
Hooks, wow, awe and wonder
  • return to the classroom armed with ideas of how to create and nurture a classroom culture where pupils are inspired and engaged.
  • help pupils to become more empowered and responsible for their own learning and thinking in science.
Science across the curriculum
  • link a range of enquiry types to other curriculum areas
  • develop a creative approach to enquiry through child-led investigations
  • identify opportunities to use scientific activity within other curriculum areas
Dealing with misconceptions
  • use your enhanced subject knowledge to teach the tricky bits 
  • engage pupils with practical activities
  • use real world contexts
Framework and the Subject Leader
  • describe Ofsted Inspection changes
  • understand the key roles of the subject leader
  • reflect on the effectiveness of monitoring and evaluation of learning in my subject area
  • identify actions for improvement plans, impacting on children’s learning and the establishment of some key priorities with staff


Can’t find what you are looking for? Please get in touch at with your request and we will look to incorporate your needs into our cpd programme or alternatively can offer you bespoke support.

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