Somerset Partnership Teaching School

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Improving Secondary Science

This programme, provided jointly by West Somerset Research School and the Science Learning Partnership at SPTS, provides an in-depth exploration of the seven accessible recommendations made in the EEF’s Improving Secondary Science Guidance Report, published in 2018.

Each session helps practitioners understand and use the recommendations in effective ways to improve attainment in science and science teaching.

Event Date 23-01-2020 9:30 am
Event End Date 28-04-2020 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 04-12-2019
Individual Price Free
Attachment Improving Secondary Science.pdf

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Looking to develop or refresh your science subject knowledge and teaching skills? These sessions are a great opportunity to learn alongside trainee teachers on an outstanding programme.

Event Date 24-01-2020 9:00 am
Event End Date 24-01-2020 3:00 pm
Registration Start Date 12-09-2019
Individual Price £75.00
Attachment Subject knowledge TAPS 19-20.pdf
Team Teach - Level One - mop-up session

De-escalation and positive handling training for children and young people. Mop-up training is for new staff joining an already accredited Team-Teach school or for staff whose accreditation has run out.

For more information and to book online go to our website

Event Date 05-02-2020 9:00 am
Event End Date 05-02-2020 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 22-10-2019
Individual Price £110.00
Attachment Team Teach flyer 1 day mop up flyer 05.02.20.pdf
Become a Mental Health First Aider

Mental Health First Aid This Youth MHFA Two Day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider Is your school Ofsted ready in relation to mental health support?

Event Date 27-02-2020 9:00 am
Event End Date 28-02-2020 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 05-11-2019
Individual Price £300.00
Attachment Mental Health First Aid flyer - two day.pdf
Elklan Speech & Language Support for 5-11's

An externally accredited level 3 course which will improve your ability to communicate with your pupils and their ability to communicate with you. Delivered as a face-to-face course (20 hours taught time).

For more information visit our website.

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Event Date 04-03-2020 9:00 am
Event End Date 10-06-2020 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 09-01-2020
Individual Price £315.00
Attachment Elklan_5-11s_SPTS_Flyer_March_2020.pdf
Core Practical Work in GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics

A series of half-day sessions focusing on the delivery of core GCSE practicals.

  • Increase your confidence in the delivery of core GCSE practical work
  • Develop your ability to adapt practicals and supporting resources
  • Extend your ability to teach the required practical skills

Suitable for teachers and technicians

10 March 2020 – Chemistry

31 March 2020 – Physics

05 May 2020 – Biology

£65 per session. A 20% discount will apply to schools booking more than one place.

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Core GCSE practicals Flyer


  • Investigate the electrolysis of copper sulfate solution with inert electrodes and copper electrodes
  • Carry out an accurate acid-alkali titration, using burette, pipette and a suitable indicator
  • Identify the ions in unknown salts, using the tests for the specified cations and anions


  • Investigate the relationship between force, mass and acceleration by varying the masses added to trolleys
  • Investigate the properties of water by determining the specific heat capacity of water and obtaining a temperature-time graph for melting ice
  • Construct electrical circuits to investigate the relationship between potential difference, current and resistance for a resistor and a filament lamp


  • Investigate the effect of pH on enzyme activity 
  • Investigate osmosis in potatoes 
  • Investigate the rate of respiration in living organisms
Event Date 10-03-2020 2:00 pm
Event End Date 05-05-2020 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 24-10-2019
Individual Price £65.00
Attachment Core GCSE practicals.pdf
Cross-curricular opportunities in primary science

Explore practical ways of stimulating creativity, reinforcing understanding and forming real-world connections between subjects. For more information visit our website.

Event Date 11-03-2020 9:30 am
Event End Date 11-03-2020 3:30 pm
Registration Start Date 23-01-2020
Individual Price £85.00
Attachment Cross curricular opportunities.pdf
Early Career Leadership

This programme will engage, inspire and challenge teachers in years 2 to 4 of their career to develop leadership abilities both in and beyond the classroom.

For more information click here

Event Date 23-03-2020 9:30 am
Event End Date 23-03-2020 3:30 pm
Registration Start Date 22-07-2019
Individual Price £175.00
Attachment Early Career Leadership Development.pdf
Meeting the new Ofsted framework in secondary science

The Ofsted framework introduced in September 2019 requires science leaders to have a clear curriculum vision for the subject, and be able to implement it effectively. For more informatin visit our website

Event Date 24-03-2020 9:30 am
Event End Date 24-03-2020 3:30 pm
Registration Start Date 17-01-2020
Individual Price £85.00
Attachment Meeting the Ofsted Framework.pdf

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