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Good Practical Science – making it happen

19 January 2018

Good Practical Science – making it happen

The Association for Science Education is pleased to announce support from The Gatsby Foundation to be involved in a new project producing guidance to enable secondary science departments and school leadership to develop their own written policy for practical science. The ASE will work directly with school leaders, science subject leaders, teachers and technicians to develop, trial, evaluate and refine the guidance and supporting professional learning strategies.  

This project supports benchmark 1 of the Good Practical Science report from the Gatsby Foundation, which indicates that every school should have a written policy explaining the purposes, implementation and outcomes for practical science. The process of creating the policy will be designed as a professional development activity for the staff involved. 

We are inviting expressions of interest from science leaders and science teachers from secondary schools in England who would like to work with ASE in creating guidance for developing a written policy for practical science. If you would like to find out more about taking part in this project please complete our very short form by Wednesday 28 March.

Download the full Good Practical Science report with it’s ten benchmarks and ten recommendations for schools, government and policymakers.