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Science Subject Leader Planning Statement

 

At Rickmansworth Park School, we recognise the importance of Articles 28 and 29 and their relevance to the Science Curriculum we provide.

 

Article 28 states:

Every child has the right to an education.

 

Article 29 states:

Education must develop very child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.

 

At Rickmansworth Park School, teachers strive to provide an individualised Science curriculum for their classes by drawing from a range of sources. All planning is informed by the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum. The planning itself takes a variety of formats and draws on the teachers’ own plans, published plans from the internet and Twinkl. We have a wide range of resources in school and encourage parents and other parties with relevant STEM knowledge to come into school to present their area of expertise to the children.

 

Rickmansworth Park JMI School work in close collaboration with 7 other local Primary schools in Science in the Enthuse Partnership. As a cluster, the Science Leads pool resources and specialisms, resources and CPD. Objectives of the ENTHUSE Partnership includes:

 

  • increasing the percentage of pupils reaching age related expectations and those working at greater depth
  • accelerating the progress of vulnerable pupils (disadvantaged and SEND)
  • to improve subject knowledge of teachers in STEM
  • to support subject leaders with a variety of experience to effectively lead Science and support CPD of teachers in their school
  • to improve the engagement of schools with STEM businesses providing opportunities for pupils to explore careers in Science.

 

The Enthuse Partnership includes St. Clement Danes so our children have opportunities to become familiar with the secondary school environment and the excitement of the secondary school science labs before Y7.

Social, Moral, Spiritual, Cultural Links

 

 

Spiritual

 

  • Science supports spiritual development by providing many opportunities for children to think and spend time reflecting on the amazing wonders that occur in our natural world.

 

 

 

Moral

 

  • Science supports moral development by showing children that different opinions need to be respected and valued. There are many moral and ethical issues that we cover in science including discussions about environmental and human issues.

 

 

 

Social

 

  • Science supports social development by exposing children to the power of collaborative working in the science community which has led to some amazing and life changing breakthroughs in medicine. When undertaking experiments and research children work collaboratively

 

 

 

Cultural

 

  • Science supports cultural development by looking at how scientists from a range of cultures have had a significant impact globally. It also helps children to understand how important science is to the economy and culture of the UK.

 

 

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