Primary Science Partnership
Canterbury Primary Science Partnership:
a new Independent-State School Partnership wins grant from the Department for Education
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We are delighted to announce that a partnership scheme initiated by The King’s School Canterbury has been awarded a substantial grant of over £20,000 from the Department for Education to work with ten primary schools and a prep school in Canterbury, and supported by expertise and training from charity Physics-S3.
The Department for Education announced the successful partnership bids on Friday 14th November following the submission of proposals from across the country. The Canterbury Primary Science Partnership will maximise teaching and learning in science, introducing some innovative methods and building in a legacy so that the benefit outlasts the 18 months’ duration of the grant.
The new curriculum in science has introduced some difficult concepts such as gears and pulleys, and raised the challenge level in some topics such as evolution and inheritance. The project will support the primary school teachers with bespoke training and planning sessions and work directly with pupils on specific topics. Science subject leaders in the ten partnership schools will meet to share good practice as well as have the opportunity to bring classes to the King’s School and Junior King’s to use their laboratory facilities and apparatus.
In addition to the lead primary school in the bid, Bridge & Patrixbourne CEP school, the other primary schools in the partnership are:
Wincheap, Pilgrim’s Way, Parkside, St. John’s, Petham, Sturry, Chartham, Aylesham, Wickhambreaux.