The CPTSA Science Forum is a chance for the Science Leaders from affiliated schools to meet, network and share best practice and training. Meetings have a different focus every half term and often feature guest speakers or demonstrations from local Science providers.

In its first meeting, the forum welcomed Kate Redhead from the Primary Science Teaching Trust, who shared her advice and experience in setting up a successful forum. Since then, we have heard from Chris Catto of the Science Learning Partnership, who arranged a brilliant bespoke training session on assessment and working scientifically led by Linda Atherton.

We have also experienced an explosive demo of 'bubble science' from Jum Bell of the Explorer Dome company. Feedback from Forum attendees has been extremely positive; our members really appreciate the chance to share ideas and support with other Science Leaders. We are hopeful that we can build on a successful first year and gain more new members in the new school year. Our first meeting will be in the Autumn Term. 


The next Network meeting will be on Thursday 7th February at BCU. We will aim as normal for a 3.45 arrival and 4.00-5.00pm meeting.

It has been arranged for us all to access the amazing new Lego Innovation resources at BCU. We need to provide the reception at BCU with a full list of names so they can reserve parking for us, so please let me know if you're able to attend as soon as possible.

To register your interest in the Science Forum please email us at