The Leicester Primary Science Teaching Trust Cluster are an enthusiastic team of primary science leads from Leicester, working together to improve the science in their schools.
Representing a range of schools from across the city, the team have worked together, as a cluster, to improve the profile of science in their schools and their own skills as subject leaders. They have ensured that science curriculums are innovative, relevant and inclusive, making their pupils firmly believe that they can become the chemists of the future.
The team have ensured that pupils are able to work practically in small groups, discussing their work, practicing and using key vocabulary and increasing their understanding of what and why things can change. Pupils are made aware of the variety of careers that need an understanding of science and chemistry. They also know more about scientists past and present. Through encouraging STEM ambassadors into schools, students see role models that have similar accents or look like them, meaning that they feel that a career in chemistry is open to them.
The Leicester Primary Science Teaching Trust Cluster science leads came together in 2017 to work collaboratively to improve the science teaching in their schools.
They have promoted a love of practical science, impressed the need for understanding and using key vocabulary, and have ensured that their pupils are taught about scientists that reflect the different cultures in their schools. They have shared ideas and resources that have enabled pupils to learn more and become curious about science in the real world.