Element 2: Leading improvement in teaching and learning
Find out how to use this element to improve planning and develop aspects of pedagogy in science over a six-week period.
Using this element
This element is designed to secure improvement over a six-week period. Your department can use it flexibly depending on its key priorities. It is designed to further teachers' knowledge of how children learn science so that teachers can:
- plan and manage the effective delivery of purposeful and engaging learning opportunities
- help pupils make appropriate progress through motivating them with science set in contexts that relate to their everyday lives
- benefit from reflecting on and further developing their knowledge, skills and expertise in science-specific pedagogy, in order to improve young people’s learning experience.
This element provides support for science teachers in developing sequences of learning, focusing on developing a particular aspect of pedagogy in science.
The outcomes and long-term benefits of using the quality standards as part of this six-week improvement process.
A suggested six-week improvement plan you can download and adapt to suit the needs of your department. This includes specific issues that this approach can address.
Review the impact of the improvement process by judging how far and in what ways you have achieved each of these five outcomes.