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Inspiring Innovative Primary Teachers

Date: Saturday 10th May 2014

Time: 09:00 AM to 03:30 PM

Location : Cardiff School of Education

Cost : £120

Keynote speakers: Keith Gibbs, Stuart Naylor and Gaynor Weavers

This timely conference brings together celebrated authors, researchers,
teachers and consultants to share their innovative approaches, to further promote and inspire effective pedagogy in science teachers, in Wales.

In response to the findings and recommendations of the Thematic Science Estyn Report (June 2013), this conference aims to both develop positive attitudes
towards science and to build confidence in scientific pedagogy at primary level.

This day will provide delegates with:

  • Opportunities to participate in practical, thought-provoking sessions which will scaffold creative ideas for developing science teaching and learning; exploring novel ways to motivate and engage learners.
  • Strategies to establish new classroom approaches to motivate learners within science lessons at both FP and KS2.
  • Evidence from ‘real’ practitioners about what works and why.
  • Opportunities to further develop subject knowledge in primary science.

This conference is open to all education practitioners especially:

  • Primary teachers and student teachers wishing to further develop their confidence in
  • scientific pedagogy in Foundation Phase and KS2.
  • Head teachers, specialists in the primary science field, Inspectors, Governors, ITET
  • providers and Local Authority Officers.

Other Information

At set times throughout the day, books and other resources will be available from other stakeholders in science education.

The Conference will address:

  • Science in the National Curriculum for Wales and the Framework for Children's Learning for 3-7 year olds in Wales.
  • Estyn recommendations for improving science education at KS2.
  • Aspects of both the 2008 Skills Framework for 3 - 19 year olds in Wales and the Literacy and Numeracy Framework.

Keynote Speakers:

Keith Gibbs will inspire you with a sample of his collection of over seven hundred enjoyable and informative experiments. Since retirement in 2002 Keith has been running, a website to support teaching and learning in physics. Keith has published a number of books and has travelled widely both in Britain and abroad to deliver his talks.

Stuart Naylor is an internationally acclaimed author and a significant contributor to science education, in terms of written publications and research. Stuart’s seminal work ‘Concept Cartoons’ offers teachers an easy approach to engage learners in dialogic science lessons.

Gaynor Weavers author of ‘Made you Look, Made you Think, Made you Talk’, is an experienced and highly regarded provider of training for schools and other educational institutions across the UK and overseas.Gaynor’s aim is to help teachers feel confident and excited about teaching science. 

To book your place, please email:

or call 029 2041 6577/7078

Price £120

Conference fee includes lunch and refreshments.