Could you be a teacher science buddy?

Buddy test case today! Fast changing contexts around the city mean that teacher needs for support are changing daily. Increasing numbers of teachers are at home. The scenario is unique for each teacher, some on their own, some with children, some with family concerns, some relaxed, some not relaxed!. SATC science influencers today trialled a…

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Top Links – STEM at Home – SATC Update 24th March

STEM stakeholders across the UK are all actively offering support and suggesting great stuff to support STEM activities at home. The problem for busy teachers is tracking through all this stuff to select for their school. Science across the city have put together a Top links list and were determined to keep the list short…

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Adapted Activity, The Same Mission. SATC Update 23rd March

What can you expect from the SATC team during the change of approach in school We are: Continuing to make STEM high profile. Encouraging and identifying innovative and age appropriate resources for children both at home and those in school. Continuing to engage with stakeholders. Generous support from Ogden Trust, Keele University and STFC at…

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COVID-19 SATC Update & Support

The SATC team are keen to continue to support teachers and learning in primary science across the city. There are a number of ways we can do this and the most efficient way to communicate next steps will be through the e mail updates. The e mail will no longer be weekly but will be…

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Celebrating pupil scientists at Keele University

Celebrating pupil scientists at Keele University Science across the city encourages Stoke in Trent teachers to look at the opportunities to celebrate local children as great scientists. Nominate a year 6 scientist of the year- see the detail from Ogden Trust SPOTY awards click here Register your school as a satellite to run your own…

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Science and Reading

The Royal Society Book Prize has been run in a few Stoke schools several times so we now there can be impact on engagement, family learning and the profile of science. Putting children at the centre of decision making, reading for purpose and expecting higher order justification of choices all make this Free offer have…

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National Interest in Stoke Science

Did you know? Local good news stories of Stoke science teachers influencing National practice. Find out more Primary Science Capital: A Whole School teaching approach PSTT & Ogden Trust. This is a National Research Project with a handful of school trailblazing and trialling approaches in primary classrooms. https://pstt.org.uk/what-we-do/news/new-project-pstt-primary-science-capital-whole-school-teaching-approach Celebrating the involvement of Emily Northwood, science lead…

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What is your Science Week Story?

What is your Science Week Story? Are you joining in National Science Week? 6-15th march 2020 ( A Longer than average week) What are you doing? Why are you doing it? Who is involved? Who have you told about it? Science across the City looks forward to seeing and hearing about the excitement, the enthusiasm…

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Science Beyond School

Check out this great idea, shared by The Willows Primary School.  Try signposting and encouraging activities to families and your school community to promote great days out with science inspiration. Leadership is about having the clear vision for science and sometimes this can be as simple as making others aware of what they can do,…

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Visits and Visitors to enrich science

Is your school supporting career choices? Is your school promoting STEM as meaningful and relevant? Is your school linking with the wider community? Are you looking for ways of improving the impact of the support? –Two useful and FREE  resources to know about– STEM VIP – launched this week Free to download. CLICK HERE TO…

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Find out about Research!

Informing your approaches and decisions in Primary Science National News & Updates : FREE to Download See the latest issue of the Journal of Emergent Science, Issue 18 PSTT (Primary Science Teacher Trust ) share the outcomes of their National conference. Edited by Sarah Earle https://www.ase.org.uk/resources/journal-of-emergent-science/issue-18 Local Updates: Free to attend: Keele Research School will…

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Looking forwards Spring 2020

Primary science CPD offer next term includes: FREE enquiry cycle teaching resource poster for all classrooms (see Teachmeet opportunity ) Networks for subject leaders Showcase presentation of implemented change- The first TAPS Learning community. (Teacher assessment in Primary Science) January 20th, St Thomas More RC Academy Stakeholder conferences ( at JCB and Crewe Alex Stadium)…

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Looking backwards Autumn 2019

Primary Science in Stoke-on-Trent is high profile across the city. Share the success as our community of committed science leaders strive to improve science for all pupils. An end of term Thank You for all those regularly engaging with super positivity and professionalism. Stoke-on-Trent is increasingly recognised Nationally as a trailblazer for the connections being…

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Is your school a CLEAPSS member?

Is your school a CLEAPSS member? Not sure, then why not ring them and ask. Are your teachers following National best practice guidelines to risk assess and plan for exciting and safe practical work in science? Not sure, then discuss with your employer (trust) how they are providing legal guidance. Your website probably says that…

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ASE ~ Association for Science Education

ASE Futures are today bringing leaders of science education and the National policy makers to conference. The keynote will address OfSTED framework changes and science advisors will reflect upon school response to change and challenge possible myths arising. Did you know that ASE is the professional body for all those involved in science education and…

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Planning ahead Autumn 2019

As you start to feel the sunshine in the late summer term take a few minutes to catch up and make the right decisions for your school. Quick checklist:  Are you the Subject Leader in September? If not have you   registered the new person to Science Across the City. We can only keep in touch with those…

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Free PSTT Newsletter

“Sign up for the free PSTT (primary science teaching trust) termly newsletter. Lots of great classroom ideas for all teachers not just subject leaders please forward to all .”

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Useful or not? A SEF for primary science

Headteachers talk with subject leaders to focus on science priorities subject leaders often comment that they feel science lacks importance and profile in their school. What better way to demonstrate that science is valued than making time and space for professional conversation! However for many senior leaders in primary schools there is uncertainty around the…

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June 2019 ~ Happening near you!

Science resources, subsidies and pupil opportunities on your doorstep Did you know? Dates & activities that might be useful to you. 10th June 2019: Entry deadline for the Potteries Science Festival Primary Pupil Competitions. All free to enter. More information click here or contact mamtaz.begum@stokesfc.ac.uk 20th June 2019: Primary CPD Physics Conference at Keele University– Huge…

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