The Association for Science Education

Heads and Governors Programme

Focus on leadership support for science teaching: A free day conference on 5 January

Join the Association for Science Education to find out how best to support the science teaching within your school. With the increased focus on science achievement across primary and secondary, the ASE is offering school and college leaders and governors a free, dedicated programme on supporting science teaching and learning.

The Annual Conference offers over 350 CPD sessions covering all aspects of science education; within this programme, the ASE has identified a selection of sessions of real value to school leaders. You are invited to join us for the whole day, or for just a few sessions. Running in parallel to the recommended sessions below there is a wealth of workshops, a large exhibition and lots of opportunities to talk to leaders and teachers from schools across the UK and beyond.

To book free places for governors and senior leadership team, please email

Suggested Conference Pathway Programme 

Role: Headteacher and Governor

School-wide focus: What we can do to enhance achievement in STEM across the school.

Personal CPD focus:  Focus on evaluating the professional development needs to the team and hearing from Ofqual.

Personal interest: What community-based iniatives the school might look to get involved.

Conference Pathway: 

Thursday 5th January 
0930-1100 D01 STEM business networking
1000-1100 SO1 Unleashing Excellence in science teaching 
1100-1200 T14 Qualification reform; a two-way conversation from Ofqual
1200-1300 Lunch and exhibition
1300-1400 S11 Improving gender balance – a new approach or S07 In session with Regional Schools Commissioner, Martin Post
1400-1500 S06 Kavli education medal lecture: Students as scientists
1500-1600 S08 Chartered College of Teaching