Improving Secondary Science online course - an in-depth look at the EEF seven recommendations RC298 / B139

Start date
6 Jul 22
Online Course


‘The attainment gap in science may not be as well-documented as the gap in English and maths but it is just as pervasive.’ Kevan Collins

St Matthew’s Research School are delighted to collaborate with the Science Learning Partnership to introduce what robust research tells us about the most effective ways to close the attainment gap.

Based on the EEF report, Improving Secondary Science, this training will explore what is most likely to have a positive impact and exemplify how that might look in practice.

Chris Catto, Central Midlands Science Learning Partnership Lead and ELE for St Matthew’s Research School will unpick the seven recommendations from the EEF guidance and give additional support on effective implementation.

Please note we have a limited number of Teacher Release Payments of £75 available to offset the cost of the training.  To apply for one please email  These are available for state-funded schools only.

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Who is it for?

This training is aimed at practising and aspiring science leads or lead practitioners and any teaching and learning leads with responsibility for Science.

If anyone understands the importance of evidence, it’s science teachers. There is no shortage of research evidence about good science teaching, but few teachers have time to read it and it can be difficult to unpick the implications for classroom practice.’ Sir John Holman, University of York

What topics are covered?

There will be two online sessions with pre-reading and a Gap Task between the sessions.

Session 1 will cover Recommendations 1-4.

Session 2 will cover Recommendations 5-7 and Implementation.

How will you learn?

There will be pre-reading.

The sessions will include the opportunity for discussion and sharing of best practice with peers.

How long is this course?

The course consists of two online sessions of 2.5 hours each, and a Gap Task between the sessions.

Who is the course leader?


  • To have an understanding of the evidence which underpins the EEF's 7 recommendations document.
  • To explore ways of implementing the recommendations into the curriculum and the teaching and learning in your science department.



Improving Secondary Science online course - an indepth look at the EEF seven recommendations - 106 July 202213:00-15:30Online course
Gap Task 107 July 202208:00-10:00Online course
Improving Secondary Science online course - an indepth look at the EEF seven recommendations - 219 July 202213:00-15:30Online course
Follow-up Task22 July 202208:00-10:00Online course

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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£100.00 +VAT
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£175.00 +VAT

Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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