Teaching: What is the quality of science and maths teaching in your school?
High quality teaching can have a hugely beneficial impact on students’ enjoyment and attainment in all subjects, including science and maths. In the 2012 Wellcome Trust Monitor survey 1 14- to 19-year-olds were asked to state what encouraged or discouraged them to learn science; 58% said having a good teacher encouraged them, and 43% said having a bad teacher discouraged them.
In order to achieve high quality teaching, teachers must have the appropriate understanding of their subject and related pedagogical skills (T1), kept up-to-date and developed through a range of professional development opportunities (T2), and they should teach in an inspiring and engaging manner (T3), providing many practical activities for the students (T4).
- T1. How many science and maths teachers have qualifications relevant to the subjects they teach?
- T2. What opportunities are there for teachers and technicians to develop professionally and how are they encouraged to pursue them?
- T3. How do teachers inspire and engage their students?
- T4. How many science lessons include practical work?
Please fill in our short online questionnaire in order to let us know your thoughts. The questionnaire is made up of four questions and will take no longer than five minutes.
Last updated May 2014