Improve practical provision with the Gatsby practical benchmarks (RB)

07 October 2021
16:00 - 17:00

As the world re-aligns to new working practices, it is a great time for schools to be reviewing their practical provision to ensure it is effective in increasing engagement and attainment in science. Join us for a live session providing schools with resources and tips for utilising the 10 benchmarks from the Gatsby Good Practical Science report to improve practical science provision.

Event Type: 
Online event
11-19 Teachers
National
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About this event

As the world re-aligns to new working practices, it is a great time for schools to be reviewing their practical provision to ensure it is effective in increasing engagement and attainment in science. Join us for a live session providing schools with resources and tips for utilising the 10 benchmarks from the Gatsby Good Practical Science report to improve practical science provision.

 

Outcomes for schools: By the end of the session you will:

Be familiar with (or be reminded of) Gatsby’s international research project; Good Practical Science and understand how they can help schools when planning their own approach to delivering practical science.

Feel equipped to embark on a review of practical provision in your school, particularly through:

  1. Having access to a “Benchmarking Action Planning Pack” (from the RSC) to support schools in self-assessing their practical provision against the 10 benchmarks.
  2. Having access to case studies and support materials developed by the ASE during their “Good Practical Science - Making it happen” project to guide departments through benchmark 1 (planned practical science).

Know where to get support from

 

Format of the session:

This session will be delivered by Heidi Dobbs, RSC Education Coordinator, Midlands and author of the RSC’s Benchmark Action Planning Pack and Rob Butler (CSciTeach), ASE Field Officer, North & East Midlands who has an absolute wealth of experience in practical provision in schools and a particular expertise in supporting students with SEND. It will contain a presentation, time for reflection, discussions and any questions. We strongly encourage that you use a laptop/tablet to get the most out of it.

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