The schools involved in the project have shown good commitment to improving their science. The subject leaders have implemented new strategies for teaching and learning not only in their own classes but also more widely across the school. The pupils in these schools now enjoy their science lessons and are experiencing a richer curriculum with a greater emphasis on learning through science enquiry.
There is clear evidence that teachers are making very positive impacts in their schools. They have attended two full days of CPD and one network meeting and have completed school-based tasks; carrying out an audit of current practice in their schools, leading CPD and are well on the way preparing for their silver or gold Primary Science Quality Mark submission.
This project is based on working with a group of schools from London boroughs that would benefit most from support to improve the quality of the teaching and assessment of primary science skills, will be a blend of CPD and network meetings with interim school based activities. Through participation in this project, teachers will be able to work together to plan lessons that will enable children to develop the necessary skills to make decisions and take control of their own investigative work. The Skills for Successful Science project will support teachers to extend AfL into their science teaching and through this project, schools will have robust assessment procedures in place for the new curriculum in 2013.