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SWIFT Secondary Science Professional Community

Event Code
West Country TSA
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Event Tutors
Tonicha Davies
Admin Contact
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Target Audiences
Early Career Teachers (ECTs), Leaders/Managers, Middle Leaders, Recently Qualified Teachers (RQTs), Secondary, Subject Leaders, Teachers
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Course Types
Professional Community
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Event description
Meeting Aims
To create a support network in which schools share ideas and effective practice and discuss issues surrounding the new Science GCSEs. We aim to focus on practical solutions to common challenges and gain expert advice and guidance from examiners and other lead professionals.



2:30-2:40pm: Welcome and Digital Housekeeping | Tonicha Davies |

Welcome from Tonicha Davies, SWIFT Secondary Science Professional Community Leader. Audio and Visual checks and please say “hello” and give your school name in the chat box.


2:40-3:20pm: Metacogntion in Science| Nik Rorke | Science Learning Partnership

Metacognition is a term used by teachers and many use metacognitive strategies in their teaching. But are these strategies being used effectively? Nik will discuss some of the background and misconceptions around metacognition and share strategies that can be used to foster metacognition in the classroom. She will also invite contributions from delegates so please come prepared to share your ideas.

3:20-3:45pm Whole class feedback| Sam Wilson | Uffculme School

Sam will share a review of the principles of whole class feedback and share strategies which both he and his department have been using at Uffculme School to ensure feedback is effective, facilitates student improvement and reduces the workload of busy teachers. We would love delegates to share any examples of whole class feedback that they have used as part of this session and examples will be collated at the end and distributed to all professional community members.

3:45-4:00pm: Science Learning Partnership Update and Needs analysis | Nik Rourke & Tonicha Davies |

Nik Rourke will provide an update on opportunities within the Science Learning Partnership. This will be followed by a needs analysis with Tonicha for next year’s events.
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Start Date
Thursday 30 June 2022
End Date
Thursday 30 June 2022
Closing Date
Thursday 30 June 2022
14:30 - 16:00
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