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Science in the Special School

Make science exciting, fun and accessible in the special school

Open Course

Suitable for: Special school teachers and support staff with a responsibility for teaching science who want to maximise engagement in their lessons.

Phases suitable for:

  • Special

Course Reference: 7879WW
Price: £299.00 + VAT or hold in-house
Timings: 10am - 4pm Book Now

This course is intended for special school practitioners, both teachers and teaching assistants. Special schools should be offering Science that is accessible, engaging and fun — as well as meeting the requirements of the national curriculum.

  • Develop and teach exciting experiments which are assessable to the whole class
  • Use games during lessons to engage and inspire pupils
  • Confidently take learning outside the classroom and make it worthwhile and fun
  • Set targets and monitor pupil progress
  • Utilise a wide range of learning styles
  • Use fun and simple cross-curricular projects to enhance learning


Background & Context
  • Why science?
  • Organisation who support Science in Education
  • Your school
Teaching & Learning
  • National Curriculum & P Scales
  • Scheme of work
  • Learning styles
Practical Science
  • Let's get practical!
  • Health & Safety
  • Cross-curricular dimensions
Ideas & Activities
  • Ideas and activities
  • Outside the classroom
  • Have a go!
Good information, resources and sharing of ideas. Jade Ashton, Fox Wood Special School
Excellent course. Very relevant to special needs schools. Lisa Blackwood, Rowan Gate Primary School
Helpful, practical suggestions and ideas. Knowledgeable and experienced course leader. Sabrina Kelly, Priors Court School
Great collaboration with people involved, great learning opportunities, good discussions. Amanda Wood, Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee School
Good opportunity to share knowledge/experience and good practice. Excellent course leader in terms of subject knowledge and realism. Gemma Britton, Woodlands School
Excellent. Practical advice, small group, lots of time to share ideas. Romina Bortoluzzi, Arbour Vale School
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