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  • Upcoming Science Courses

    Visit our Learning Zone and search to book on any of the courses below using the course title or suggested keywords.

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    • Our latest Science training offers

      The training delivery model for individual courses is identified in the course titles on the Learning Zone as follows:

      Webinar – virtual training via Microsoft Teams
      Blended – courses that are a mixture of virtual and face to face training
      No categorisation – venue based training

      NEW Summer term training catalogue

      Take a look at our new Science summer term training catalogue below which has full details of all the Primary and Secondary courses that we are offering this term. We hope you will find this a useful resource to assist with planning you training.

      For any queries regarding our summer or autumn term training offer, please contact htlcdev@hants.gov.uk

      For any course booking queries, please contact htlc.courses@hants.gov.uk.

    • Take a look at the Primary Science learning opportunities available to book:

      To search for a specific course, type the course title or keywords in the 'Find Learning' box.


      Summer Term 2022


      Primary Science - Improving Teaching, Learning & Assessment in Specific Learning Journey Topics (Webinar)Starting 19 May 2022

      Keyword search: Science Specific

      A series of virtual sessions to improve the teaching, learning and assessment of specific Hampshire primary science Learning Journey topics. Each 1.5 hour session will look at:

      • The specific substantive knowledge required with in each topic and identify common misconceptions
      • A range of problem-solving ideas and how they can be used with purpose to develop and deepen 
      • Substantive and disciplinary knowledge

      The Learning Journey topics covered are:

      • Sound - 19th May
      • Classification & Evolution - 26th May
      • Forces that Oppose Motion – 28th May
      • Fossils and Geological Time - 7th June
      • How Light behaves - 16th June
      • Space and Gravity - 23rd June

      Each session is booked separately, delegates will need to register for each session they wish to attend.

      Price: Sub £40 / SLA £25 / Full £48


      Summer 21-22 Primary Science Coordinators NetworksStarting 9 June 2022

      Keyword search: Science Coordinators Summer

      These network groups provide a forum for science coordinators to work collaboratively on improving the teaching and leadership of science. 

      Over recent years we have worked together to develop a science curriculum that builds powerful knowledge whilst engaging children in challenging scientific problem solving, central to this has been encouraging and drawing upon children’s curiosity. The product of this work has been the Hampshire Learning Journeys which are used to good effect by many schools and available to all schools who participate in these networks.

      All network meetings combine sharing of ideas and techniques, practice with peers and opportunities to test what is shared in school. All the training materials are designed to be easily adapted for use back in schools. 

      09/6/2022 Fleet Area
      13/6/2022 Basingstoke Area
      14/6/2022 New Forest Area
      16/6/2022 Winchester Area
      20/6/2022 Andover Area
      21/6/2022 Havant Area
      22/6/2022 Alton Area
      22/6/2022 Fareham Area

      Price: Sub £75 / SLA £60 / Full £90

      Autumn Term 2022

      Newly Appointed Primary Science Coordinator Training 22-235 October 2022

      Keyword Search: Science Coordinator

      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.

      This course is offered in the Autumn and Spring terms.

      Price: Sub £695 / SLA £225 / Full £834


      Autumn 22-23 Primary Science Coordinator Network meetingsDates starting from 10 October 2022 depending on location

      Keyword Search: Autumn 22-23 Coordinator

      This set of three meetings across the academic year are for Primary Science Coordinators to come together to network with colleagues and hear the latest developments with the Hampshire Science Learning Journeys and additional resources to support them.

      Price: Sub £75 / SLA £40 / Full £90


      Applying Cognitive Science in the Science Classroom 2022-231 November 2022, 31 January, 27 February, 27 March 2023

      Keyword Search: Cognitive Science

      With more and more teachers expressing an interest in the applications of cognitive science research in the science classroom, this is an exciting opportunity for Heads of Science, Seconds in Science or Science Teachers and Primary science leads to deepen their understanding of the different areas of cognitive science and take back to their schools a range of resources and methodologies to use within their school context.

      The course is split into four two-hour sessions:

      • Session 1- Introduction to Cognitive Science and Effective use of Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction 
      • Session 2- Embedding Effective Retrieval Practice and Daily Review Across the Curriculum
      • Session 3- Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) and Dual Coding
      • Session 4- Direct Instruction, Guided and Independent Practice, and Assessment

      Price: Sub £290 / SLA £185 / Full £348


      Primary Science - Climate Change in the Primary Curriculum (Webinar)2 November or 8 November or 17 November or 21 November 2022

      Keyword Search: Primary Climate Change

      A virtual session to support science subject leaders in ensuring climate education is interwoven into current science curriculum.

      Each 2-hour session will:

      • Unpick the key issues surrounding climate change and the scientific facts and evidence.
      • Highlight the aims of a quality climate education that will help young people to have the knowledge and understanding around sustainability and climate change.
      • Look at ways in which, through the primary science education, schools can empower students to understand what actions they can take to help tackle climate change and the role that they will play in the future.

      Price: Sub £50 / SLA £30 / Full £60


      Spring Term 2023


      Planning for long-term studies of the local environment in science 2022-23 – 1 February or 6 February or 7 February or 8 February 2023

      Keyword Search: Planning Studies

      Getting out and about in the school grounds can be an excellent way to foster children’s curiosity about the world around them. Observing over time is a key aspect of ‘working scientifically’ which allows the children to practise and develop a wide range of disciplinary skills.

      In KS1, such enquiries are an effective way of inspiring children to ask questions about the world around them and develop their sense of curiosity. And in KS2, observations from these kinds of enquiries often enable children to make predictions about how things might be, leading on to planning of further comparative tests and fair tests to find out more.

      The past few years have not gone without their challenges. There is no better time than now to make sure the science curriculum for our children is the very best it can be. This training will support Science Leaders in identifying and sequencing learning through long-term studies to further help children make excellent progress in science.

      Price: Sub £125 / SLA £80 / Full £150


      Newly Appointed Primary Science Coordinator Training 22-23 – 28 February 2023

      Keyword Search: Science Coordinator

      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.

      This course is offered in the Autumn and Spring terms.

      Price: Sub £695 / SLA £225 / Full £834


      Spring 22-23 Primary Science Coordinator Network meetings - Dates starting from 6 March 2023 depending on location

      Keyword Search: Spring 22-23 Coordinator

      This set of three meetings across the academic year are for Primary Science Coordinators to come together to network with colleagues and hear the latest developments with the Hampshire Science Learning Journeys and additional resources to support them.

      Price: Sub £75 / SLA £40 / Full £90


      Summer Term 2023


      Summer 22-23 Primary Science Coordinator Network meetings - Dates starting from 19 June 2023 depending on location

      Keyword Search: Summer 22-23 Coordinator

      This set of three meetings across the academic year are for Primary Science Coordinators to come together to network with colleagues and hear the latest developments with the Hampshire Science Learning Journeys and additional resources to support them.

      Price: Sub £75 / SLA £40 / Full £90


      • Take a look at the Secondary Science learning opportunities available to book:

        To search for a specific course, type the course title or keywords in the 'Find Learning' box.


        Summer Term 2022


        Summer 22-23 Science Secondary Subject Leader Network – 15 & 29 June 2022

        Keyword search: Science Leader 23

        This is an exciting and demanding time for Heads of Science. The past two years have left teachers and children in our schools facing additional challenges. This is why it is vital we get our curriculum and teaching right so that we can overcome this learning deficit and make sure all children make excellent progress in science.

        With a new team at HIAS science, we are ready to support you in responding to these issues and developing the teaching of science across Hampshire.

        Some of the areas we are looking to address within this network are:
        Moving towards research informed practice in your department

        • Clarifying and sharing powerful knowledge for clear learning intentions
        • Diagnosis of Year 11 and how to prepare for Summer 2022 exams
        • Planning and teaching so children remember knowledge.
        • Formative assessment and the difference between assessing performance vs learning.
        • Ensuring practical work at all levels has a clearly defined knowledge-based purpose

        The Subject Leader Network provides a forum where such strategic questions are explored, and solutions developed and shared.

        Price: Sub £65 / SLA £50 / Full £78


        Autumn Term 2022


        Autumn 22-23 Hampshire Heads of Science Network Meetings29 September, 24 November 2022

        Keyword Search: Autumn Head Science

        Please provide a concise summary of the course

        The subject leader network provides a forum where strategic questions are explored and solutions developed, explored and solutions developed and shared.

        The issues facing a Head of Science are complex and changing, and these sessions provide a platform to come together to share knowledge and experiences to help provide the best science education for all Hampshire’s children’s

        Price: Sub £105 / SLA £60 / Full £126


        The Hampshire Secondary Expert Science Teachers Group 2022-23 (Blended) – Part 1 6 October, 9 November, 6 December 2022, 17 January, 22 February, 28 March 2023 (Part 2 23 June 2023)

        Keyword Search: Secondary Expert Science

        The Hampshire expert science teacher group brings together some of the most innovative, hard working and creative science teachers in the area to discuss the latest educational research and develop/test models of research informed science teaching that will then be shared with the wider teaching community.

        The group is for any science teacher with at least two years teaching experience that lives or works in or close to Hampshire. They must have demonstrated that they are consistently excellent science teachers, hard working, innovative, open to risk taking and keen to reflect and improve upon their practice analytically and critically.

        Price: Sub £335 (£267/£68) / SLA £275 (£220/£55) / Full £402 (£320/£82) This is a FY split


        Improving Confidence in Science Practical Work 2022-2314 October 2022, 12 January, 1 March 2023

        Keyword Search: Confidence Science

        Do you have teachers who struggle to deliver high quality practical work that has real learning value? Are any of your NQTs or recently qualified teachers struggling to sequence practical work or deliver it confidently?

        Do you have any non-specialists teaching science who require regular training in practical work as a legal requirement?

        This course will deliver a mix of theory and hands-on practice to develop confidence at delivering safe, effective practical work at KS3 and KS4, that has a clear knowledge driven purpose.

        Price: Sub £235 / SLA £170 / Full £282 


        Applying Cognitive Science in the Science Classroom 2022-231 November 2022, 31 January, 27 February, 27 March 2023

        Keyword Search: Cognitive Science

        With more and more teachers expressing an interest in the applications of cognitive science research in the science classroom, this is an exciting opportunity for Heads of Science, Seconds in Science or Science Teachers and Primary science leads to deepen their understanding of the different areas of cognitive science and take back to their schools a range of resources and methodologies to use within their school context.

        The course is split into four two-hour sessions:

        • Session 1 - Introduction to Cognitive Science and Effective use of Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction

        • Session 2 - Embedding Effective Retrieval Practice and Daily Review Across the Curriculum

        • Session 3 - Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) and Dual Coding
        • Session 4 - Direct Instruction, Guided and Independent Practice, and Assessment

        Price: Sub £290 / SLA £185 / Full £348


        Spring Term 2023


        Spring 22-23 Hampshire Heads of Science Network Meetings23 February, 23 March 2023

        Keyword Search: Spring Head Science

        Please provide a concise summary of the course

        The subject leader network provides a forum where strategic questions are explored and solutions developed, explored and solutions developed and shared.

        The issues facing a Head of Science are complex and changing, and these sessions provide a platform to come together to share knowledge and experiences to help provide the best science education for all Hampshire’s children’s

        Price: Sub £105 / SLA £60 / Full £126


        Summer Term 2023


        Summer 22-23 Hampshire Heads of Science Network Meetings8 June, 6 July 2023

        Keyword Search: Summer Head Science

        Please provide a concise summary of the course

        The subject leader network provides a forum where strategic questions are explored and solutions developed, explored and solutions developed and shared.

        The issues facing a Head of Science are complex and changing, and these sessions provide a platform to come together to share knowledge and experiences to help provide the best science education for all Hampshire’s children’s

        Price: Sub £110 / SLA £60 / Full £132