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Science co-ordinators

Discussion in 'Primary' started by ellie28, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. What are you/ have you done to improve science in the primary school?
    New to role and could do with some guidance.
  2. greta444

    greta444 New commenter

    Firstly make sure that all areas of science are covered through your topic plans. Make sure each area is taught twice in each key stage.
    Think about assessment and moderation procedures and get the children to comment on their own work after assessments. Ask parents to come in and comment on their child's work too if you can.
    When levelling science work, swap papers with another teacher for more objective judgements.
    Finally, as above, buy loads of stuff. Oh... in my dreams...
  3. thanks for ideas so far.

    Any others?
  4. Overhauled scheme of work. Mapped it out to ensure coverage of all skills and progression across the key stage.
    Audited resources, identified gaps and sourced funding (managed to find £2500 for new resources from a local business scheme that unfortunately runs.)
    Made myself available for planning meetings whenever the teachers requested them AND popped in every now and again to ask how they were getting along.
    Shared good resources and good practice.
    Led staff meetings on areas that staff didn't seem to happy with (e.g. using planning boards/which graph to choose)
    Organised staff meetings where we standardise our understanding of different levels in science.
    Kept myself up to date with changes in the subject (Wales, so a new, skills based curriculum)
    Carried out book trawls when monitoring time was provided....different focus each time e.g. coverage/afl/skills/cross curricular links.
    Observed others teach as part of the school monitoring system.


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