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- Preparing your school for the solar eclipse
The largest Solar Eclipse in 15 years is set to darken our skies on the 20 March and there has been loads of interest in getting students out of the classroom to watch this rare solar event. The partial eclipse will last for two hours and cause a ‘morning twilight’ from 08.40am to 10.40am. Join us on #ASEchat on 16 March with CLEAPSS if you have any questions.
- Ofquals announces plans for practical assessment in new science GCSEs
Read our summary of the changes to practical science assessment, following consultation responses, a letter from the education secretary and Ofqual's announcement on practical assessment.
- Call for proposals - ASE Annual Conference 2016
In January 2016, the ASE Annual Conference will be returning to the University of Birmingham. You could showcase new resources, support colleagues with the latest subject knowledge or share advice for leadership, planning and the curriculum.
- ASE Member wins round-trip to Chicago
We are delighted to announce that Kulvinder Kaur Johal CSciTeach, Assistant Head Teacher and Science Co-ordinator from Northbury Primary School in Barking is the lucky winner of an an all-expense paid trip to Chicago.
- Science Teacher from Teeside up for $1m global award for teaching
Dr Richard Spencer MBE CSciTeach has been shortlisted in the final 10 candidates for a global nobel-style teaching award. The Global Teacher Prize is designed by the Varkey Foundation to celebrate teaching and raise the status of the profession.
- Apply for a Round-Trip to Chicago! International exchange of best practice
We're delighted to announce a fantastic opportunity for one lucky ASE member to attend NSTA Conference in Chicago from 11-15th March 2015. The Northrop Grumman sponsorship will pay for one UK teacher, from primary, secondary or further education, from for round-trip transportation, conference registration and accommodation.
- Exceptional ideas for science teaching #ASEconf
We were joined by over 2000 science education professionals at our annual conference at the University of Reading last week. See our top picks and shared ideas from twitter.
- Free Teachers Reception at Annual Conference
Calling all teachers! Your are invited for drinks and light refreshments at this special teachers' reception where the Wellcome Trust will be giving away free resources and showcasing their work (Friday 9 January, from 5pm).
- New award announced for Primary Schools
Brenda Keogh was an inspirational writer and teacher who has touched and transformed the lives of teachers and learners all over the world. We are delighted to announced a new award that celebrates her legacy - the Brenda Keogh Primary Science Award. Each year, ASE will award two primary schools to help them enrich their science provision.
- A Christmas message from our CEO
I am sure, like me, you are looking forward to the Christmas break. As 2014 draws to a close it is a time to reflect on what has been a challenging year for the ASE and for the science education sector in general, with significant changes occurring across the UK.