Subject Leadership

As someone who is relatively new to subject leadership, I’ll regularly update this page with resources and websites that have helped me in developing my role as a subject leader.

PSQM – The Primary Science Quality Mark is an award scheme to enable primary schools across the UK to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their science provision. Schools can achieve bronze, silver and gold awards.

PSTT – The Primary Science Teaching Trust provides financial assistance to help improve the learning and teaching of science in the UK. They have a wide range of CPD and curriculum materials available

ASE -The Association for Science Education (ASE) is the largest subject association in the UK. As the professional body for all those involved in science education from pre-school to higher education, the ASE provides a national network supported by a dedicated staff team. Members include teachers, technicians and advisers. The Association plays a significant role in promoting excellence in teaching and learning of science in schools and colleges.

Science Feedback Form 2015 – 2016 – This is a form I developed for class teachers to complete to help record the extra science enrichment that happens throughout the school – allowing us to gather evidence for the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM)

ASE Primary Science Leaders Framework

Science learning walk (15-16) – I have used this form across the school to remain focused when looking at teaching and learning of science across the school. It has been adapted from @TeacherToolkit‘s resource (available here).

Observation Form (template) – This form has been used when carrying out observations. To remain focused, it includes a section for either Ofsted or PSQM criteria to ensure evidence can be gathered effectively.