Inspiring Primary Science is a programme of networking meetings and workshops, with the aim of building the capacity of subject leaders to lead effectively, instigate change and improve outcomes for children.
The three subject leader meetings across the year will raise issues of particular concern and provide updates regarding latest news about primary science, as well as feature moderation of outcomes, beginning with a base line task in session one.
The programme is also influenced by the subject leaders themselves and feature other aspects of their role, for example effective leadership and monitoring activity. It provides teachers with a selection of practical ideas and activities, relevant to specific key stages and year groups –combining working scientifically and content, with a focus on thinking and talking science.
Programme leader – Nicola Beverley
Nicola is an experienced school improvement professional, with extensive specialist knowledge of primary teaching and learning built up over 20 years in and around primary schools. She is a nationally renowned primary science specialist and was a science advisory teacher for several years.
Nicola has worked as a science consultant nationally, in the development of science assessment practice. She worked with QCDA to create and pilot the ‘Assessing Pupils’ Progress in Primary Science’ resource and shaped its roll out across the country. She was also part of the expert group responsible for developing science assessment materials for the Standards and Testing Agency (part of the DfE). Most recently she has been a curriculum advisor for KS2 science assessment (also for STA/DfE).
Nicola now works directly with a variety of training providers (including Osiris), teaching school networks, schools, teachers and children across the country to develop science, curriculum and assessment practice.