Help! How do I lead primary science? RH030 / C01

Start date
29 Nov 23
St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood WD3 6EW View on Google Map


Whether you are new to the role of science subject leader or have been the leader for a couple of years, you will be supported to bring about change at a whole school level. You will receive guidance, advice and support to help you understand the role of the subject leader and find out about science in your school. Mapped to the NPQLT framework, the course will provide a solid foundation for those wishing to continue their leadership journey further. The course explores 5 key themes: what is science like in my school, essential skills for leading primary science, assessment for learning, leading teaching and learning and raising the profile of science. Throughout the course you will also be provided with the skills and knowledge development to allow you to reflect on and consolidate your role.


Please note sessions - 1 (29/11) & 5 (31/01/24) will both be remote online & session 3 is a self learning module which must be completed between session 2 on 6th December and session 4 on 17th January.


Who is it for?

New or recently established science leaders.

What topics are covered?

  • strategies to find out what science is like in my school
  • health and safety for primary science
  • role of the subject leader
  • developing an understanding of the Ofsted framework
  • understanding and developing working scientifically
  • leading change
  • assessment for learning
  • exploring progression in primary science
  • assessing primary science: knowledge and understanding
  • assessing primary science: working scientifically
  • context based science (with STEM Ambassadors)
  • enriching the curriculum to raise the profile of science
  • a science capital approach to primary science

How will you learn?

The course will be delivered through a combination of face to face, remote and online sessions.

Who is the course leader?


By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • develop strategies to establish and embed your schools vision for primary science
  • lead improvement in the quality of science teaching and learning within your school
  • employ a range of techniques to identify what science is like in your school and effectively plan next steps to develop the members of your team


1 Developing effective leadership of primary science.29 November 202315:00-17:00
2 Developing effective leadership of primary science.06 December 202309:30-15:30St Clement Danes School
3 Developing effective leadership of primary science.30 December 202315:00-16:30
4 Developing effective leadership of primary science.17 January 202409:30-15:30St Clement Danes School
5 Developing effective leadership of primary science.31 January 202415:00-17:00

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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£555.00 +VAT
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£832.00 +VAT

Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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