3 Programme for the dayCelebrations, Innovations and Key questionsOfsted updates, reflection + discussions (Jane Lodge)10.45 –11.0011.00– Assessment and Accountability consultation (Jinny Crossley Klinck)EYFS and Profile data (Angela Jones)Science Updates- dataProgression in Working ScientificallyWorking scientifically cont.-Implications for subject leaders in school / Action PlanningSummary and evaluations
5 Celebrations, challenges and questions Sharing previous celebrationsWhat ideas can you take from these for your school?Questions and challengesre assessment and developing consistency across the school and scientific enquiry?Further challengesWhat questions do you have about today? or in further meetings to discuss on your table?What are your priorities for Science this year?Have a look at the collated celebrations- what could you put in place?SoW links etcBig paper and pens and post itsFeedback your ideas
14 Updates Response to the NC Science (Aug 2013) Purposes of study and aims for the science national curriculum in the statement includes that pupils “are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.” … no content links to this or reference to contemporary issues.Teachers who may not have a science background could have difficulties interpreting the notes and guidance and following the content.Secondary teachers may not be aware of scientific enquiry learnt at Primary. (Transition 2-3-4)In order to ensure that pupils are given the optimum practical science experience SCORE suggests that the Department for Education highlights the SCORE equipment and consumables benchmarks to primary and secondary schools.
15 Continuing Professional Development What CPD are you leading in school for your own staff? Could this be supported by -Improvement and Learning CPD offerTSA CPD offer?
16 Progression in Working Scientifically Subject specificProgression in Working ScientificallyWhat are we doing;and why?
17 Objectives- what’s the point? Key Questions were identified in the Qs from last session around the following questions:-What can we do re Working scientifically and science enquiry?- ideasHow will we know children are making progress?How can we assess it?What records should we keep?…and to help you and your staff with the Big picture re progression in Working Scientifically
18 Intended outcomesIdentify the progression of key skill areas in the Working ScientificallyExemplify the progression in an area of Working scientifically and explain this to our peersAppraise key actions back in school for staff training.Prioritise key actions for helping children make progress in science.
19 What do you think these areas are? Give us a clue………….
21 Working Scientifically Look at the Working Scientifically sheet- highlight the progression in:-Questioning/PlanningObserving/ carrying outRecordingAnalysing/ explaining/ reportingusing the findings to explain……)
22 Working Scientifically Look at the Working Scientifically sheet- highlight the progression in:-Questioning/PlanningObserving/ carrying outRecordingAnalysing/ explaining/ reporting(using the findings to explain……)
23 So What would we expect? In EYFS; KS1; KS2 ? Working Scientifically Questioning/PlanningObserving/ carrying outRecordingAnalysing/ explaining/ reportingIn EYFS; KS1; KS2 ?
24 Working Scientifically Explain like I’m 5………Here’s one I prepared earlier!Lather lamp!
26 Explain like I’m 5 Bouncing balls Using the new POS and the draft progression document how would children progress in your given aspect of science enquiry?Explain to your peers (Like they are 5) what progression in this area would look like.Progression in:-MeasuringTablesGraphs and chartsExplaining results
28 How could you use this, as a Leader of science back in your schools? Think;Pair;Share
29 Gap task Delivering whole school training Ideas:- Starting point- Same science investigation for whole school?(To support the staff re expectations for different key stages)Writing in some scientific enquiry into existing schemes with expectations.Assessment focus of scientific skill development in:-measuring;developing tables;charts and graphs;explaining results;Next time we will ask you what you have done back in schools re Working Scientifically.
30 How would you know children were making progress? How will you measure andshare the impact?What ideas do you have?T;P;SHow could you you record progress?SoWs?Observations; learning walks; pupil voice; class display evidence?Moderation evidence;What records may you keep?
31 What actions do we need to do that is different?
32 How effective are your action plans and the actions identified? ‘Subject Leaders needs to be aware thatthey need to have evidence of actions takenand signs of impact.’Recent Subject Leader quote after Ofsted
33 Is this true of Science Action plans ? ‘Subject action plans in English are often rather vague about how to improve classroom teaching and tend to rely on changes to assessment alone.’‘Clear and specific actions to enhance teaching in English.’Moving English forward report (March 2013)ScienceScience
34 Is this true of Science Action plans ? ‘Subject action plans in English are often rather vague about how to improve classroom teaching and tend to rely on changes to assessment alone.’‘Clear and specific actions to enhance teaching in English.’Moving English forward report (March 2013)ScienceScience
35 Action Plans - discussion What are the key headings on your action plans?Who is involved in the monitoring of theaction plans?How often does this happen?How do you evaluate the impact of the objectives?Are these flexible and updated dependingon the changing needs of the school?Do you write these in isolation or with otherSLs/SMT in the school?
36 Evaluating the impact- thinking about last year What were you evaluating against?Was the strategy/action effective?Does/did it need a flexible approach?What is the data telling you?Did/do you gather a range of views – SMT, teachers, Governors, other SLs, TAs, pupils?Are the next steps indicated and noted?How are the impact findings shared with staff etc during the year/end of the year?
37 ExamplesYou’ve had a chance to consider your own action plans and evaluate their effectiveness. Looking at an example, are there any aspects that you feel could be incorporated to develop your action plans?
38 Action Planning- Review Based on the key actions last time what is the impact so far?Do you need to make any adaptations based on today’s workshop.How will you measure impact?What are your next steps?Be prepared to share your ideas
40 Summary and Evaluations Are there any implications from today that you need to consider as a Subject Leader?Are there any questions that you need to know the answers to (in/out of school) as a Subject Leader?What are your next steps?