RSC - Improving Engagement with Good Practical Science

21 March 2019
12:15 - 16:30
Leicester Racecourse
Leicester Road
, Leicester LE2 4AL, , United Kingdom

Objective: To support schools in utilising the Gatsby “Good Practical Science” report for improving engagement and therefore attainment in Science.

Event Type: 
11-19 Teachers
North & East Midlands (Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire and Rutland)
Chemistry experiment


Outcomes for Schools:

  1. Understanding of Gatsby’s international research project; Good Practical Science. Introduction to the 10 benchmarks that define good practical science and how they can help schools when planning their own approach to delivering practical science.
  2. Supported self-assessment against the Good Practical Science benchmarks. 
  3. Initiation of individual school action plan for practical science provision based on implementable outcomes from the Good Practical Science report. 
  4. Awareness of support for implementation of the Good Practical Science benchmarks.  

Key Speakers/Panel Members:

  • Professor Sir John Holman: Author: “Good Practical Science” (Gatsby Report), Senior Advisor in Education at the Welcome Trust and Gatsby Foundation, past-President of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
  • Martin Reece: STEM Learning Regional Development Lead, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & Lincolnshire
  • Rob Butler: Association for Science Education (ASE) Field Support Officer, Midlands Region
  • Steve Jones: Director, CLEAPSS
  • Ian Powell: Head of Science, John Ferneley College. 

Thanks to generous support from STEM Learning and the RSC, we are able to offer tickets at the greatly reduced fee of £38 per delegate. This includes lunch on arrival (formal proceeding start at 1pm).
If this fee is a genuine barrier to attending, please contact Heidi Dobbs to discuss options: 

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