Find out about professional development opportunities from the RSC and our partners
Find resources and professional learning opportunities in STEM subjects from Education Scotland
Find free to download CPD training units from the Primary Science Teaching Trust. These are ideal to use in staff or subject leader network meetings.
Find out about online CPD from Reach Out CPD. Their courses include topic knowledge and resources for use in class.
STEM Learning run online and face to face courses on various aspects of primary science teaching.
Sometimes referred to as ‘subject-specific pedagogy’, pedagogical content knowledge is how you teach your subject: the way in which you share information and engage students.
Pedagogical content knowledge involves:
By developing your pedagogical content knowledge you will:
Discover a range of demonstrations that you can use to wow your learners and get them thinking about simple chemistry concepts.
Explore ways you can encourage constructive conversations and lead children to investigative activities.
Embed science learning into your history lessons with these ideas webs. Each web suggests activities for three different age ranges.
The Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) is a CPD programme which results in an accreditation to evidence and celebrate a primary school’s commitment to science within a broad and balanced curriculum. PSQM provides training, mentoring and support to enable science subject leaders to develop and strengthen their leadership practice, improve all aspects of science teaching and learning and increase the profile of science within their school.
PSTT’s subject leader self-evaluation tool will help you evaluate how science is taught across your school and plan to improve it. Find useful resources for important aspects of science teaching such as scientific literacy, differentiation and assessment.
Find out about the RSC’s Excellence in Education Prizes for primary education. There are prizes to recogise both individuals and teams for excellent work in primary education.
The Primary Science Teacher Awards are designed to celebrate and reward outstanding primary science teachers. Find out more: including the criteria for awards, how to nominate someone and the benefits of winning an award.