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    HIAS Science Disciplinary Knowledge/ Working Scientifically KPI Assessment

    by Emma Cooper -

    We are pleased to be sharing with you the first of our NEW HIAS Science Disciplinary Knowledge/ Working Scientifically KPI Assessment booklets. 

    They can be found on our Moodle+ page now. 

    The assessment tasks are designed to provide evidence to support assessment against the KPIs in the end of KS1 and statutory end of KS2 assessment Framework.

    The assessment activities will present pupils with a scenario where they will have to use their disciplinary knowledge, which has been developed and mastered over the previous years, to solve a problem or answer a question.

    These are the first disciplinary knowledge/working scientifically KPI assessments which will be carried out across year 2 and year 6. This, combined with information gathered through day to day assessment as well as the end of unit assessment booklets, will provide teachers with all the required information and evidence needed to accurately assess pupils in science at the end of each key stage.

    The KPI working scientifically assessment points covered by each activity are listed in each booklet.

    KP1 Assessment screenshot

    Book now for our brand new course – Science subject knowledge enhancement for non-specialists 2024 (Key Stage 3 focus) – Part 1 and 2

    by Hannah Richardson -

    Recruitment of high-quality teaching staff presents a significant challenge for schools in Hampshire, as it does nationally. Our new subject knowledge enhancement course is for non-specialists, across all core and EBacc subjects, as well as RE.

    This training will:

    • Support those recently in post, as well as provide preparation support for those who may be taking up a new post in September 2024.
    • Equip teachers with the knowledge and skills required to effectively deliver high-quality lessons in the chosen subject.
    • Focus on Key Stage 3 teaching principally, whilst offering the requisite level of skill and knowledge to facilitate further development towards the teaching of Key Stage 4 over time.


    Part 1 – 18 March 2024
    Part 2 – 18 April, 30 April, 8 July, 16 September, 30 October 2024

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: non-specialists

    Price: Sub £780 / SLA £730 / Full £936
    Invoiced in two parts:
    23-24 – Part 1: Sub £130 / SLA £125 / Full £156
    24-25 – Part 2: Sub £650 / SLA £605 / Full £780

    Subject knowledge enhancement for non-specialists 2024 (Key Stage 3 focus)

    Don’t miss our Teaching Secondary Science Masterclass with Adam Boxer – 24 June 2024

    by Hannah Richardson -

    Following on from the successful day in June 2023, Adam will be providing more detailed guidance and training on specific strategies from his book Teaching secondary science: A complete guide. 

    Learning Outcomes

    • Full days training with leading science teacher and author Adam Boxer.
    • Guidance and examples of high-quality evidence informed practice to take back to your own departments/classrooms.
    • Opportunity to feedback and ask further questions to Adam following on from 2023.

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: Science Masterclass

    Price: Sub £150 / SLA £35 / Full £180

    Teaching Secondary Science Masterclass with Adam Boxer flyer

    Don’t forget to book – Hampshire Festival of Primary Science Education 2024 – 21 May 2024

    by Hannah Richardson -

    Following the success of last year's first Hampshire Festival of Primary Science Education, we are pleased to announce the line up for our second year. We have a range of presentations and workshops planned for primary science teachers on key topics such as how to make science exciting and accessible for all; Safety: Keeping science safe… what CLEAPSS does for you; and the importance of improving our ocean health – and more! 

    We will be welcoming the following guest speakers to share their expertise with you…

    Dr Jo Montgomery – Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach) and research scientist 

    With both a teaching and science background, Dr. Jo Montgomery has more than 20 years’ experience working with children and schools to support science education from Early Years to university. Passionate about encouraging curiosity and investigation, Jo is a Primary Science Specialist, teaching children and supporting teachers. Jo is a ASE Futures Committee member and supports teacher professional development as a STEM Learning Lead Facilitator, PSQM Hub Leader, Great Science Share for Schools Champion, Explorify Champion, Primary Science Capital Teaching Approach accredited trainer and independent consultant.

    Maria Peck – Lead Primary Consultant, CLEAPSS 

    CLEAPSS are the people who ensure that you and your children are able to undertake the practical work that you want to do. They provide schools with advice about how to safely manage activities that you may otherwise avoid and inspiration for activities you never even thought of.

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: Science Festival

    Price: Sub £140 / SLA £35 / Full £168

    Hampshire Festival of Primary Science Education 2024 flyer

    Sign up to the Newly Appointed Primary Science Coordinator Training - 23-24 – 29 February 2024

    by Hannah Richardson -

    Taking on the leadership of science can appear a daunting task for many new science coordinators, especially at a time when its place in the curriculum is under greater scrutiny.  

    This one-day training session will help new coordinators gain a clear understanding of what science teaching and learning should be like and identify what they need to do to further develop the subject in their own school.

    Part of the cost of the training includes a half day visit from either Kevin Neil, County Inspector for Science, or Emma Cooper, General Inspector/Adviser for Science, to support your school’s specific challenges/developments.

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: Science Coordinator

    Price: Sub £715 / SLA £635 / Full £858


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