Primary Science CPD and Workshops

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At Irchester Community Primary School, we have been successfully running staff training for both teachers and teaching assistants for a range of schools in Northamptonshire.

We provide CPD sessions for staff who are interested in developing their own science teaching to incorporate child led investigation and stimulating practical activities.

The training sessions are delivered by our science lead, Tracy Tyrrell, who is a fellow of the Primary Science Teaching Trust, a specialist leader in education for science and an ASE registered Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach).

All CPD sessions have a substantial practical element and we are mindful that activities modelled in the science workshop represent feasible classroom practice and are appropriate for all year groups.

A programme of CPD sessions for this academic year can be found on the ‘Booking CPD’ tab. These sessions are available to book for groups of teachers from the same school or on an individual basis. Whole school training sessions, tailored specifically to the school’s needs and held at their premises, can also be arranged. For more information please see link below or email Tracy Tyrrell: 

For bookings and enquiries please contact the school on 01933 353848


We also offer a range of workshops for children. Visiting Irchester, with our fully equipped science lab, training room, wildlife area and a fulltime Scientist in Residence is an exciting and inexpensive way to make science even better in your school.

In Lab_13 we can design and run science workshops or science days for children from other schools.  Our activity based workshops provide a “hands-on, brains–on” experience. Children will enjoy the practical activities and their class teacher will appreciate the fact that the workshops embrace scientific enquiry skills and concept development as well as the ‘objectives’ of the science curriculum. For more information please contact Alice Draper:  

Upcoming School Events

18 Oct
Choir KS1
Date Mon, 18 Oct 2021 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
18 Oct
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Class 2ET Remote Parents' Evening
Tue, 19 Oct 2021 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
20 Oct
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20 Oct
Yr 1-2 Games
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20 Oct
Parents' Evening In School
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21 Oct
Year 6 Chester Farm Visit
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21 Oct
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21 Oct
Games - Yr 5-6
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21 Oct
Parents' Evening Remote Through TEAMS
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