A Science Learning Partnership Conference

@ Broadclyst Community Primary School, Exeter, EX5 3JG

9:30 - 4:30pm

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Join us for the day to discover how to bring the big, wide, world into the classroom. Explore how to make experiences relevant and relatable to today’s children, such as aspiring to STEM careers, interacting with materials from space and working scientifically. We will be exploring these ideas with reference to the new Ofsted framework and addressing how to keep your curriculum and assessment robust in light of new expectations.


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  • Louise Stubberfield

    Primary Science Programme Lead, Wellcome Trust

    Louise Stubberfield began her career as a microbiologist, with six years’ in industrial research, before deciding on a career change that included twenty years’ experience in primary teaching as science subject lead, SEND specialist and school leader in a range of primary schools in South East England.

    Championing the importance of an excellent primary science education, Louise has led Wellcome Trust ’s UK wide primary science work since 2013, including a randomised control trial testing the effectiveness of ongoing professional development for primary teachers who had not studied science beyond compulsory requirements. The current focus for Wellcome is a campaign for primary science throughout the UK. This includes Explorify , a totally free digitally based tool that draws on a wealth of research and is designed to support teachers to develop curiosity, critical thinking and reasoning skills essential for STEM subjects, and to enjoy teaching and learning science with their pupils.

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    Primary Science and National STEM Learning Consultant

    Yolande is a very experienced Primary Science Consultant and National STEM Learning Lead Facilitator. She enjoys working across all the phases and inspiring teachers to enthuse and motivate children to regard science as an essential and exciting part of their lives.

    During her workshop, Yolande will guide you through ways on how to teach a topic using an engaging hands-on (inexpensive) practical activity while making links:- to the National Curriculum; working scientifically; the 'big ideas in science'; real world contexts and related careers; literacy and other parts of the primary curriculum; science capital and useful and free resources.

  • Jo Richardson

    Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
    ESERO-UK Space Ambassador
    Space Detectives

    Jo Richardson owns and runs the South West based company “Space Detectives” which aims to provide high quality space science education to a variety of organisations, including schools, at events and in community-based groups.

    In addition to this, Jo is one of the 10 current UK Space Ambassadors working on behalf of the European Space Education Resource Office which is funded by both the UK and European Space Agencies. Within this role, Jo has spent several years overseeing projects such as Mission X, The Tim Peake Primary Project and the Exomars Programme for schools here in the South West. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.

    Jo lives at her home observatory in Somerset alongside her Internationally acclaimed Astrophotographer husband and her 2 teenage children.

More information coming soon...

As part of the day we will be hosting a number of breakout sessions, of which you will have the option to attend two. We hope that these will be informative and offer additional insight into the themes touched upon throughout the day. We will be in contact closer to the event date with the option for you to book onto your preferred two sessions.