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    Report 21 September 2020 Updated 21 September 2020

    Evaluation of the primary science campaign 2020

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    We've interviewed teachers and science leaders from more than 700 schools to analyse whether primary science teaching is improving.

    Report 30 March 2020 Updated 30 March 2020

    Science Education Tracker 2019

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    More than 6,400 young people across England have taken part in our survey into attitudes towards and experiences of science education and careers.

    Report 30 March 2020 Updated 30 March 2020

    Young people’s awareness and attitudes towards machine learning

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    Part of our Science Education Tracker 2019, this report explores awareness of, and attitudes towards, machine learning among young people.

    Report 30 March 2020 Updated 30 March 2020

    Science Education Tracker 2019: calls to action

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    Actions for the government, schools, science education stakeholders and the wider science community to explore, to address inequities in science learning.

    Report 30 March 2020 Updated 30 March 2020

    Science Education Tracker 2019

    [Summary] More than 6,400 young people across England have taken part in our survey into attitudes towards and experiences of science education and careers.  

    Report 27 February 2020 Updated 27 February 2020

    Progress towards the Wellcome CPD Challenge: first interim evaluation report

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    The Wellcome CPD Challenge is exploring what changes need to be made to the education system so that all teachers are entitled to take part in high-quality, predominantly subject-specific CPD.

    Report 27 February 2020 Updated 27 February 2020

    Progress towards the Wellcome CPD Challenge: first interim evaluation report

    [Summary] The Wellcome CPD Challenge is exploring what changes need to be made to the education system so that all teachers are entitled to take part in high-quality, predominantly subject-specific CPD.

    Report 14 November 2019 Updated 21 September 2020

    Does Explorify support better primary science teaching? 2019

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    A key part of our primary science campaign is Explorify – a free resource of engaging, creative science activities for primary school teachers.

    Report 12 November 2019 Updated 22 September 2020

    Is primary science teaching improving?

    [Summary] We've interviewed teachers and science leaders from more than 700 schools to analyse whether primary science teaching is improving.

    Report 13 May 2019 Updated 13 May 2019

    Quality assurance of teachers' continuing professional development

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    This rapid evidence review looks at lessons from other quality assurance systems, and how they could be applied to teachers’ continuing professional development in England.

    Report 13 May 2019 Updated 11 August 2020

    Quality assurance of teachers’ continuing professional development

    [Summary] This rapid evidence review looks at lessons from other quality assurance systems, and how they could be applied to teachers’ continuing professional development (CPD) in England.

    Report 29 March 2019 Updated 2 April 2019

    The role of informal science in youth work: findings from Curiosity round one

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    'Curiosity' provides funding to help youth organisations develop and deliver inspiring science activities for disadvantaged children and young people. This report looks at the key findings from the 32 projects funded during the first round.

    Report 27 March 2019 Updated 11 August 2020

    The role of informal science in youth work: findings from Curiosity round one

    [Summary] 'Curiosity' provides funding to help youth organisations develop and deliver inspiring science activities for disadvantaged children and young people. This report looks at the key findings from the 32 projects funded during the first round.

    Report 15 January 2019 Updated 15 January 2019

    Understanding the 'State of the nation' report of UK primary science education

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    We conduct deeper interviews with teachers to explore the findings of our 'State of the nation' report.

    Report 15 January 2019 Updated 21 September 2020

    What pupils think of science in primary schools 2019

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    We look at pupils’ views of science and how these link to the practice and experience of their science leaders.

    Report 12 December 2018 Updated 20 March 2019

    Review of Ofsted school inspection reports 2017 to 2018

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    A review of how often Ofsted school inspection reports commented on science between September 2017 and July 2018.

    Report 12 December 2018 Updated 11 August 2020

    Review of Ofsted school inspection reports 2017 to 2018

    [Summary] A review of how often Ofsted school inspection reports commented on science between September 2017 and July 2018.

    Report 1 March 2018 Updated 12 March 2018

    Being strategic: a guide for governing boards

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    Our guide is designed to help governing boards decide their values and vision, create their strategy and measure progress.

    Report 1 February 2018 Updated 15 February 2018

    Wellcome Global Monitor Questionnaire Development Report

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    A report about how the questionnaire for the Global Monitor was developed to collect people's views about science and key health challenges.

    Report 1 February 2018 Updated 19 February 2018

    Developing great subject teaching

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    A key finding of our report is that teachers are less likely to participate in subject-specific CPD than generic pedagogic CPD, even though it is more beneficial.

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