Primary references

References


Glossary

Benchmarks

Facts, figures and more information, which can help compare your school to other schools

Consumables

Supplies and material which will be used up during teaching

ASE

Association of Science Education

CPD

Continuing professional development

FFT

Family Fischer Trust

ITT

Initial teacher training

Learning walks

Short, structured, observations around the school, allowing non-judgemental information gathering

NSLC

National Science Learning Centre

NCLN

National Science Learning Network

Pupil premium

SEN

Special Educational Needs

SLC

Science Learning Centre

STEM

Science, technology, engineering and maths

Working scientifically

What children do in order to answer scientific questions about the world around them. They do this by using different types of scientific enquiry , including observing changes over different periods of time, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying things, carrying out comparative and fair tests, and finding things out using secondary sources of information.