School Improvement & Development Conference 2023: Book your early-bird place

Raising Attainment in Science

Learn how to use "hypothesis, test and conclusion" to help pupils work scientifically across the curriculum. This one-day primary science CPD course introduces you to a range of practical investigations and activities to use in your school. Discover how to teach outstanding primary science in a vibrant, interactive way, which promotes enquiry and learning at greater depth.

  • Achievable ways to engage and inspire
  • Curriculum-focused
  • Interactive and informative
  • Promotes enquiry and learning at greater depth
1 day
£265 + VAT
9:15 - 15:30
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About this course

Raise standards in science by using creative, practical and achievable ways to inspire primary scientists. This dynamic CPD course promotes high quality teaching and learning in this core curriculum area.

Take part in dozens of ideas, games and approaches devised to enhance your children’s natural curiosity about the world around them.

  • Raise standards in science by using creative and achievable ways to encourage children to work scientifically
  • Develop effective strategies to manage practical enquiry within the primary classroom
  • Explore progression within scientific enquiry and deepen your understanding of the ‘Working Scientifically’ programme of study
  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of scientific vocabulary and concepts
  • Learn about the importance of making meaningful cross-curricular links through a powerful hook, exploring prior experience, understanding context and having a clear purpose for scientific investigation
  • Explore the power of talk and higher order thinking skills as a means to develop curiosity and support learning at greater depth
  • Learn where to go for ideas, information and resources to develop teachers’ confidence with the teaching of primary science

You will leave feeling confident in your ability to develop pupils’ curiosity and scientific vocabulary through engaging starting points, effective questioning and talk-led, active approaches.


This course is appropriate for primary schools.

  • Science Leaders
  • Senior Leadership Team
  • Teachers & TAs - EYFS, Key Stage 1 (KS1) & Key Stage 2 (KS2) 

What teachers say

“This course provided a great insight into how science can be more practical and hands on. Great ideas that will certainly stir curiosity!”
John Everard, Science Co-ordinator, Shaftesbury Primary School, London

“This training has given me inspiration for ideas to take back to school. I now feel more confident in what I need to do as a science co-ordinator!”
Lauren Beswick, Science Co-ordinator, Oakdene Primary School, Billingham

“Fantastic, well led and engaging for all staff from Reception - Year 6. We will be taking up these ideas next week."
Danielle Austin, Assistant Headteacher, Heath Hayes Academy, Cannock

“A very inspiring course! I am leaving with clear guidance and strategies on how to improve science throughout my school."
Madison Theobald, Science Co-ordinator, Westmere Primary School

“An outstanding course. Excellent trainer, materials and training. I learnt so much and can't wait to get started implementing in school.”
Dawn Preece, Science Co-ordinator, Briscoe Lane Academy

How to access this course

This course is easy-to-access in any of the below formats...

  • Face-to-face at COVID-secure venues across England on the dates below. Please click here to see our COVID-19 update.
  • Via livestream on the dates below - accessible from home, from your school, or anywhere with an interconnected device.
  • On-demand recording, with 30 days access to watch at a time and location to suit you!
  • School-wide license, for every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days. Please contact us to purchase your school-wide license for this course.
  • An INSET or after-school twilight at your school, tailored to your requirements. Contact us for your personalised quote.

Live stream and recorded courses

Recording course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
Available anytime
Pause, search and watch again for 30 days.
Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
21 November 2022
Online, interactive access.
Watch again for 7 days.
Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
17 March 2023
Online, interactive access.
Watch again for 7 days.

Courses at venues

22 November 2022
Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA
23 November 2022
Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel, Water Street, MANCHESTER, M3 4JQ
24 November 2022
Aloft Birmingham Eastside, 4 Woodcock Street, BIRMINGHAM, B7 4BL
25 November 2022
Durham Marriott Hotel, Old Elvet, DURHAM, DH1 3JN
20 March 2023
Durham Marriott Hotel, Old Elvet, DURHAM, DH1 3JN
22 March 2023
Aloft Birmingham Eastside, 4 Woodcock Street, BIRMINGHAM, B7 4BL
23 March 2023
The Met Hotel, King Street , LEEDS, LS1 2HQ
28 March 2023
Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA

This course as an INSET Day

Our in-service training provides exciting and dynamic ways to inspire, challenge and develop your staff, whether they are Teaching Assistants, Teachers or Senior Leadership.

Your first point of contact would be with our Head Office team, who will identify your needs and priorities and ensure that the accompanying training materials we provide are of the very best quality.

Like to run this INSET DAY in your school?

Send us an enquiry and we will get in touch to talk about your school's requirements.

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