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Welcome - 2018/19 Newsletter 


It has been a busy Autumn term with network meetings, CPD courses and bespoke support activities happening across Sussex. Our biggest event was a network meeting at Eastergate Primary School led by Dr Debs Wilkinson, a senior lecturer in Primary Education at Chichester University.  Our next meeting is on the 14th February 2019 and from this we will form 3 separate groups to enable networking to carry on effectively across the Chichester area.  We are planning a similar strategy in East Sussex where Jacky Cross, a former East Sussex advisor led a meeting at Uckfield and Jo Fox, a Space Ambassador, initiated one at Ninfield Primary School.  Again, meetings are planned for next term.  The termly secondary Heads of Science meetings held at Downlands School, Hassocks, and at St Andrews School, Worthing, continue to flourish and I would like to set up a similar forum at a school in the Chichester area.  If you would like to host then do please get in touch at  If the SLP can support you in any way please contact us at


Spring Term Conferences - Primary & Secondary


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Secondary Science Teacher Conference with keynote by Chris Carr from STEM Learning, on the challenges facing Science Teachers

16 January 2019 at Oathall Community School, Haywards Heath, RH16 2AQ

Primary Science Teacher Conference - the theme is cross curricular science and the keynote is by Dr Debs Wilkinson from Chichester University
7 February 2019 at Avisford Park Hotel, Walberton, BN18 0LS

Primary Science Teacher Conference - the theme is cross curricular science and the keynote is by Tom Holloway from PSTT
6 March 2019 at Wellshurst Golf Club, Hellingley, BN27 4ED

Network Meetings 

Primary & Secondary Science Network Meeting with STEM Ambassadors - this is being led by Hellen Ward, the Director of the STEM Ambassador Hub
13 February 2019 at Manor Primary School, Uckfield, TN22 1UB

Developing the Role of the Primary Science Leader, Part 1 led by Kim Noble on 23 January 2019 at Holy Cross CE Primary School, Uckfield

Primary Science Network Meeting being led by Ali Kahn, STEM Inspiration Officer from Chichester University
14 February 2019 at Eastergate Primary School, Chichester, PO20 3UT

Primary Science Network Meeting on 27 March 2019 at Ninfield Primary School, TN33 9JW

Ecology for Primary Teachers 4 April 2019 at Warnham Nature Reserve, RH12 2RA

Secondary Science Network Meeting
17 January 2019 at Downlands Community School, Hassocks, BN6 8LP

Secondary Science Network Meeting
23 January 2019 at St Andrews' High School for Boys, Worthing, BN14 8BG (please note the date is 23rd January, NOT the 31 January 2019)


More Spring term CPD


Teaching the tricky parts of Physics at Triple Science
12 February 2019 at Downlands Community School, Hassocks


Teaching the tricky parts of Biology at Triple Science
12 March 2019 at Millais School, Horsham


Teaching Chemistry: Improving subject & curriculum knowledge
29 January 2019 at Heathfield Community College, East Sussex


Technician's Network Meeting
2 April 2019 at Millais School, Horsham



Talent 2010 - National Engineering Competition for Girls
This competition invites girls to solve the major challenges of the 21st Century, showing how engineering makes a difference to people and the planet.  Entering the competition is an opportunity to get creative and can lead to gaining a CREST award.  The competition is FREE to enter and offers girls the chance to win £500 for themselves and £500 for their school.  Talent 2030 are looking to go into London schools to talk about the competition during assemblies and STEM clubs.  If you are interested, please contact them directly on

Biology Challenge 2019
Teachers can now register all of their 13-15 year old students to take part in the Biology Challenge competition (6th -26th March 2019).  High scoring students will receive certificates and top winners will be invited to an awards ceremony in London.  Participating students also receive a year's BioNet membership free of charge.
For details of the competition please visit the


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