Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance

Transition Conference

Improving student progress in KS2 and KS3 science through effective transition

This conference is suitable for all science leads within Primary & Secondary Schools/Academies & teachers with responsibility for transition within their schools.
Secondary schools to be encouraged to coordinate inviting their cluster of feeders so that real action planning can take place at the session.

Date Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Time  12:00pm-4:00pm

Location University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln LN6 7TS

Fee  £50


Research from “KS3 The wasted years?” (Ofsted 2015) suggests that students fail to make the appropriate progress during the early years of Secondary Education. This conference will provide the opportunity to work with your families of schools to discuss what effective transition looks like and to plan a curriculum which enables all pupils to progress in their key scientific skills, knowledge and concepts.
“Leaders of successful schools set the right culture for learning that is embraced by their pupils from the outset. They have a clear understanding of pupils’ achievements in primary school and build on them from day one.”


Overall outcomes & aims:

  • Support schools in developing a transition process based on sound pedagogical research.
  • Encourage collaboration to ensure the science curriculum meets the needs of all children as they move from Primary to Secondary
  • Empower teachers to deliver a science curriculum focussing on the essential ‘working scientifically’ skills.
  • Discuss the concept of Science Capital and the contribution schools can make to this