Personalisation and progress in science lessons
Senior leaders can address six key questions to secure personalisation and progress for pupils in science lessons.
In effective science lessons, teachers build opportunities for pupils to link scientific ideas and evidence to the real world. Through appropriate questioning, modelling and explanations, pupils take responsibility for their own learning.
Lessons that are planned to secure progression meet the needs of all learners by using appropriate intervention to overcome individuals’ barriers to learning.
Teachers and other adults in the classroom can secure pupils’ progress through personalisation and appropriate curriculum pathways that meet individual pupils’ needs. Teachers and other adults may need continuing professional development (CPD) to improve their subject knowledge and pedagogical skills.
As a senior leader and line manager of science, you may want to discuss the following issues with the science department to support personalisation and progress in effective science lessons:
- What does personalisation look like in science?
- Does your science curriculum meet the needs of all of your pupils?
- Building pupils’ confidence in How science works, explanations, argument and decisions
- How well are your science teachers equipped to deliver effective science lessons?
- How is good progress demonstrated in science?
- How are other adults used in the classroom?