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STEM Learning's Science Learning Partnerships (SLPs) combine local expertise in teaching and learning in science, facilitating CPD, and providing school-to-school support.

They are led by schools and colleges with cutting-edge expertise in science themselves who collaborate closely with local partners.

What can the Science Learning Partnership (SLP) offer me?

Science Learning Partnerships (SLP) across the country coordinate and facilitate continuous professional development (CPD) in science, combining local expertise in teaching and learning with specific school-to-school support.

There are a variety of opportunities to access science CPD via the SLP, with networks, conferences, courses and standalone sessions running throughout the year. These are designed to provide impactful, subject specific CPD for all members of the science department, from Early Career teachers to heads of department, technicians and even SLT leads and governors.

Where are the regional Science Learning Partnerships?

  • Saint George Catholic College manages the Hampshire and Dorset Science Learning Partnership (SLP), which aims to provide quality, subject specific CPD for Primary, Secondary and FE providers throughout the region.
  • Downland Community School manages the Sussex and Surrey Science Learning Partnership (SLP).

 

Led by Saint George Catholic College

Email:  slp@stgcc.co.uk for more information.

Website (click here)

 @HantsDorsetSLP

Led by Downland Community School

Downlands Community School, Dale Avenue HASSOCKS West Sussex, BN6 8LP

Email: Sussex-SurreySLP@downlands.org 

Website (click here)

 @downlandslearn

               

Upcoming Conferences

Heads of Science Conference

Tuesday 9th November, 9am to 4pm, Amex Stadium, Brighton.

Click here to register

   

                           

Science Learning Partnership at Downlands

Science Learning Partnership at Downlands

Downlands Community School coordinates and manages the Sussex & Surrey Science Learning Partnership (SLP), which provides quality, subject specific continuous professional development (CPD) for primary and secondary schools, and FE providers in the region.

Downlands Community School, Dale Avenue HASSOCKS West Sussex, BN6 8LP

It is part of a network of SLPs and other support for schools that is managed by STEM Learning. SLPs work collaboratively to design opportunities, together with their expert presenters, to help you to provide the very best science education for your students.

SLPs combine local expertise in teaching and learning in science, facilitating CPD, and providing school-to-school support. They are led by local teaching school alliances, schools and colleges with excellence in science, higher education institutions, and other local partners with cutting-edge expertise in science.

Downlands offer quality, high impact science CPD through a range of full, half day or twilight sessions. They also work with schools on an individual basis to provide bespoke support to meet the differing needs of schools across the area. In addition to their published timetable of CPD courses, Downlands offer bespoke CPD to meet your schools specific needs.

Through the DfE funded Triple Science Support Programme Downlands work with Secondary schools over a two-year period to develop their Triple Science offer. The DfE also allow Downlands to work with Priority Primary Schools to give fully funded CPD support to develop Science Teaching and Learning.

Meet the team

Mrs Claire Davies – Assistant Head Teacher & Sussex & Surrey SLP Lead

Ms Helen Colvert – Primary Expert

Dr Karen van den Dolder – Secondary Education Lead Administrator

Mrs Gaby Sutton – Surrey Co-ordinator, 6th Form & Further Education Administrator

Mrs Kate West – SLP Marketing Officer, Primary Administrator

 

Email: Sussex-SurreySLP@downlands.org 

Science Learning Partnership at Saint George Catholic College

Science Learning Partnership at Saint George Catholic College

Saint George Catholic College coordinates and manages the Hampshire & Dorset Science Learning Partnership (SLP), which provides quality, subject specific continuous professional development (CPD) for primary and secondary schools, and FE providers in the region.

It is part of a network of SLPs and other support for schools that is managed by STEM Learning. SLPs work collaboratively to design opportunities, together with their expert presenters, to help you to provide the very best science education for your students.

SLPs combine local expertise in teaching and learning in science, facilitating CPD, and providing school-to-school support. They are led by local teaching school alliances, schools and colleges with excellence in science, higher education institutions, and other local partners with cutting-edge expertise in science.

Do feel free to contact the team directly at any point if you wanted advice over what would be most appropriate for you, a colleague or your team. They still have capacity to offer bespoke CPD for teachers or teams of teachers with specific needs or aims - just email them and they can talk you through the options.

All queries should be directed to Mr Chris Leat, SLP Lead, at slp@stgcc.co.uk

To find out more about the Hampshire and Dorset SLP, and the CPD that is available, please read the eBook below. It contains information on all of the CPD opportunities that are currently available and will provide links to the relevant booking pages. 

Hampshire and Dorset Science Learning Partnership

Upcoming training

Download the autumn 2021 network and courses flyer here.

Useful links

Hampshire and Dorset SLP website: https://www.stgcc.co.uk/slp - this contains details of the upcoming courses being hosted and delivered by the SLP.

STEM Learning website: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd - this allows you to search nationally for any upcoming courses that are of interest.

Twitter: @HantsDorsetSLP – provides reminders and updates on upcoming CPD opportunities

Meet the team

SLP Lead

Mr Chris Leat -  slp@stgcc.co.uk

Why & How Magazine - Autumn 2021

Have a look at the autumn 2021 issue of Why & How magazine. Plenty of free resources and  information regarding climate science education. It has content specifically designed to support not just science subject leaders, but all teachers. Click on the image or download from the bottom of this page: