22/23 Leading Primary STEM Online Conference





Event Details

Start Date and Time Friday 24 March 9:00 am
End Date and Time Friday 24 March 3:30 pm
Stephen Burrowes
Location Online Event
Parking No

Event Prices

Subscriber Credit Cost 2.50
Subscriber Cost 2.50
PAYG Credit Cost


This online event is delivered in collaboration with Shropshire Local Authority, University Centre Shrewsbury, Warrington Association of Primary Headteachers and Science Learning Partnerships North Midlands, Central Midlands and Cheshire and Wirral. 

Following on from last March’s inaugural Leading Primary STEM conference we are delighted to be joined this year by Christina Whittaker, co-author of “10 Key Issues with Children’s Learning in Primary Science in England” who will be delivering the Keynote. She has a wealth of experience in Primary Science education including being National PSQM Regional Hub Leader Science and Engineering Education Research and Innovation Hub Senior Professional Development Champion (University of Manchester) 


Christina Whittaker Keynote: Teaching children to build better scientific questions 

The skill of question asking and crafting a question that leads to new ideas and better problem solving is not only desirable in classrooms but is essential for lifelong learning too.


This session will share a commitment and vision for child led scientific question asking. The session will also reveal how this can be done in practice. Teachers will have the opportunity to explore classroom tools and techniques for question producing, question handling and question developing. 


Although children ask many questions, these are too often simply celebrated without sufficient regard for quality nor how they might be improved. There is a risk that children do not get better at the working scientifically skill of question asking. Does your curriculum plan for skill progression or just skill coverage? Is your curriculum enabling more self-directed and successful learners? Perhaps the answer is in fact in the question!"

Please book to the event with STEM at the link below: 

The whole school cost for this conference will be £100 and for early booking (before end of Autumn term) we are able to offer a subsidy of £50 to put against the cost 


If you would prefer to book using credits, please contact cpd@chester.ac.uk and we will make the booking for you (2.5 credits per delegate)


Workshop topics will include: 

·       Effective integration of Science and Mathematics

·       Developing a curriculum to support creative thinking

·       Inspiring D&T in a Science context

·       Planning for progression in the Science curriculum

·       Further purposeful effective practical work in Science

·       Teaching tricky concepts

·       Embedding literacy in Science

·       Meeting the needs of all pupils

·       Using digital technology to support assessment

·       Developing the EYFS STEM curriculum

·       Working with STEM Ambassadors