The ASE Annual Conference is a unique opportunity for all teachers of science and those involved with science education. With over 350 sessions to choose from at ASE Annual Conference 2018, Sched will help you see what’s on and plan and edit your personal agenda at any time.  If you’ve not yet registered for this event book now on Eventbrite.

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Wednesday, January 3

11:20am GMT

Engineering your Curriculum: Research by teachers, for teachers I11
Hear the experiences of practitioners in Early Years, Primary and Secondary whose action research into STEM has impacted on their pedagogy and their wider learning community.

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Lise McCaffery

Director, Primary Engineer
I design and deliver Master's-level study for practitioners and teachers at Early Years, Primary and Secondary around STEM pedagogy and leadership.

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Primary Engineer

The home of our ‘STEM by Stealth’ educational approach to bringing engineering and engineers into primary classrooms and curricula. Inspiring children, pupils and teachers through continued professional development, whole class project work, competitions and exhibitions.

Wednesday January 3, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm GMT
Rendall LT2
Thursday, January 4

11:00am GMT

Create Engagement in Science Learning T19
In Finland inquiry-based science education is a solution to students' declining interest and engagement in science learning this problem. Two narratives of PDs during two PD-projects.

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Tea Kantola

Lecturer, Teacher education, Viikki Teacher Training School of University of Helsinki
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Ari MyllyviIta

Lecturer, University of Helsinki
Author, Book writer - the first editable high school chemistry e-book in the world.ICT, social media and e-mentoring specialist.Creator of the biggest chemistry teachers´ network (CoP) in Finland.

Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Maths 1st Floor PC

3:00pm GMT

Technicians' Professional Development S05
Find out how to access CPD and progress to gain Registered Science Technician (RSciTech). Led by the ASE Technicians Committee.


Jan O'Connell

ASE Technicians' Committee

Liz Shaw RSciTech

Biology technician, Liverpool College
I have been working as a Biology technician for 9 years. I am passionate about improving the lot of science technicians and I am on the ASE technicians committee. I help to run the annual technicians conference in York. I am involved with a number of activities at school including... Read More →

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Angela Buckland

Conference Manager, Mrs
The Association for Science Education is proud to create this Annual Conference that is Europe's largest Science Education CPD event.

Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT

3:30pm GMT

What's the Value of Sharing? A unique approach to CPD T53
The Great Science Share: input, impact and future. Children-to-children leading to teacher-to-teacher, the Great Science Share’s (GSS) annual programme of events exploits peer-to-peer learning and challenges everyone to step outside of their day to day and to shout about the value of primary science. If you’ve been involved, or if GSS is new for you, this workshop gives you the information you need to know to share the professional learning emerging from it. A University of Manchester SEERIH project.

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Melissa Loughran

STEM Leader, St Edwards CE Academy, Leek
STEM Leader, Middle School Science Teacher, Primary Teacher, University of Manchester Teacher Champion, STEM Learning Facilitator, member of Primary Science Journal Editorial Board and JCB Junior Innovator development team.
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Shane Nolan

Science Subject Leader, Christ the King RC Primary School

Thursday January 4, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm GMT
Maths Forsyth
Friday, January 5

11:00am GMT

Professional Learning without Limits S12
We know that excellent teaching transforms the lives of all students, from those in early years to adult learners. At the Chartered College of Teaching, we believe the way to achieve excellent teaching and leadership is by supporting, developing and giving a voice to teachers, enabling them to be the very best they can be.

The education landscape is challenging. Everything from curricular and assessment reform and budget constraints and workload concerns, to feelings of disempowerment and disillusion, can hamper what happens in the classroom. We want to change that. This is a once-in-a-generation chance for the teaching profession. It is only through developing and showcasing teachers’ expertise that we will restore pride, autonomy and a grassroots voice that will be impossible to ignore.

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Adrian Dougherty

Director of Member Experience and Communities, Chartered College of Teaching
Adrian joins the Chartered College of Teaching from Ambition School Leadership where he led the national facilitation strategy and the North East region. Adrian enjoyed ten years as a teacher and leader in the secondary phase, where he led on Teaching and Learning and taught Computing... Read More →
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Sarah Harrison

Teacher Development Programmes Manager, Chartered College of Teaching
Sarah Harrison is currently the Teacher Development Programmes Manager at the Chartered College of Teaching, where she is responsible for the development and management of the Chartered Teacher Programme. Previously she worked at Ambition School Leadership where she worked across... Read More →

Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT

12:30pm GMT

Developing your Secondary Science Team T92
Explore resources and support out there to help you develop and support your science team


Sarah Heathwood

Communications Coordinator, STEM Learning


Becca Knowles

STEM Learning

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STEM Learning

STEM Learning
STEM Learning is your number one organisation for STEM teaching support. We offer free and affordable CPD, teaching resources and STEM inspiration for your classroom, STEM Club or community group. Our work has proven impact on teachers and young people. Find out more on www.stem.org.uk... Read More →

Friday January 5, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm GMT
Guild of Students McAusland Room

3:00pm GMT

Ask a Head of Science S20
Three Heads of Science from ASE’s 11-19 committee will answer questions submitted both before and during the session. So if there is anything you want to ask but perhaps haven't done so at your own school…now is your chance! Do you have a question that you have not felt able to ask at your own school? Are you an NQT who wants an alternative perspective? Are you a new Head of Science in need of advice? Are you an experienced teacher or science leader who would like to find out approaches used at other schools? If so, please submit a question before or at the session.

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Euan Douglas CSciTeach

Head of Science, ASE 11-19 Committee
I am Head of Science at Saint George Catholic College, a comprehensive school in Southampton. My involvement with the ASE includes being a member of both my regional committee and the 11-19 committee. I am also the Lead Teacher for the Science Learning Partnership that covers Hampshire... Read More →
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Helen Harden

Science Curriculum Specialist (UYSEG), Chair ASE 11-19 Committee
Science curriculum design and innovationResources development (9-11, 11-16 and post-16 chemistry)Chair ASE 11-19 Committee, and Member of RSC Currciulum and Assessment Working GroupPrimary school governor
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Sarah Longshaw

ASE Field Officer North East England, Independent Consultant, Sarah Longshaw
I am a former head of science and now lead the Cheshire & Wirral Science Learning Partnership & Computing Hub. I am science subject lead for the Cheshire East SCITT and ASE Field Officer for the North. After 20 years+ in the classroom (with experience at all stages!) I am now enjoying... Read More →
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Emma Winter

Head of Science, Boston Grammar School
CSciTeach and Head of Science, I am a member of the 11-19 ASE committee and a keen physicist also teaching Biology and Chemistry to KS4. I am keen to discuss curriculum developments, practical science and challenging the most able.

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Angela Buckland

Conference Manager, Mrs
The Association for Science Education is proud to create this Annual Conference that is Europe's largest Science Education CPD event.

Friday January 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT
Chadwick Rotbalt LT

3:00pm GMT

Can Practising Teachers Really Use Educational Research Methods in their Teaching? T102
Many teachers are discovering new uses for research methods in everyday teaching. Using Think-Alouds, Diagrams for Learning, and Whitespace Thinking are the core of an active keynote.

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John Oversby

Consultant, Science Education Futures
I am experienced researcher in chemistry and STEM education. I have been a secondary school teacher for 22+ years and a teacher educator for similar. My main areas of research are in STEM for Global Justice, The Role of Diagrams in Learning, and Radical STEM Education. I convene a... Read More →

Jude Sanders

Hibernia College

Friday January 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm GMT
Maths 105
Saturday, January 6

9:30am GMT

Work Smarter, Not Harder: Managing workload and retention of science teachers S25
Managing workload more effectively and supporting science teachers who are considering leaving the profession. Led by the ASE 11-19 Committee

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Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Senior Lecturer Science Education, University of Brighton / OUP / ASE
I have several 'hats' for this conference ASE 11-19 Committee Member and Chair of Surrey and Sussex Region Assessment Editor for Oxford University Press ITE Science Tutor and NQT Support Tutor, University of Sussex CSciTeach Talk to me about: assessment without testing, well-being... Read More →

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Angela Buckland

Conference Manager, Mrs
The Association for Science Education is proud to create this Annual Conference that is Europe's largest Science Education CPD event.

Saturday January 6, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
Chadwick Chadwick LT

10:35am GMT

PSQM: What next? W132
More than 10% if UK Primary Schools have a PSQM award. What happens after the awards night? Hear first hand the next steps.

Kathryn Horan from Greenhill Primary School in Leeds will be sharing her 'so what' as she undertakes her second PSQM award with her school. She will be joined by Mel Boyeson from Newport Primary who has just achieved a Silver PSQM award and Nicki Deane from St Matthew's in Bradford who is undertaking a record breaking 4th PSQM award and is now a hub leader. 

What keeps them coming back? Meet them and ask for yourself. 

I will be sharing the highlights of what has changed since the new awards launched in September 2017

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Bryony Turford

Primary Science Consultant, Primary Science Geeks
As a freelance Primary Science Consultant working with children and teachers mainly in Yorkshire and the Humber I am delighted to be attending the ASE South East Asia conference as a speaker and delegate.I am passionate about empowering teachers and children to work scientifically... Read More →

Saturday January 6, 2018 10:35am - 11:35am GMT
Rendall S3

11:00am GMT

New Route to Physics QTS T135
The session will offer reflections on the development and delivery of the first 2 years of a new QTS programme, the MPhys with Education.  The programme has been developed collaboratively between LJMU and the Uinversity of Liverpool.  Since the initial validation and offer of the programme similar Masters programmes in Computer Science, and also in Maths, have been developed.

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Ken Clays

Senior Lecturer in Science Education, LJMU
Physics education.

Dr Helen Vaughan

University of Liverpool

Saturday January 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Maths 103

12:00pm GMT

5 CPD Solutions in Challenging Times @TeacherToolkit S28
This keynote will offer CPD solutions that 'every' school can implement into their school with the minimum of fuss and cost. Ross McGill (@TeacherToolkit) will offer a range of ideas and strategies to adopt and apply to your school context.

  • CPD into the timetable
  • School-based TeachMeets (edcamp and TeachMeet style)
  • Shadow CPD programmes
  • Online forums e.g. SLTchat
  • Internal blogging platform for sharing ideas e.g. Wordpress, Google Classroom.

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Ross McGill

Ross McGill
Ross McGill is an experienced teacher and school leader, who has worked in some of the most challenging schools in London over the past three decades. throughout his school leadership, he has been responsible for improving quality of teaching and learning and has a national profile... Read More →

Saturday January 6, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT

2:00pm GMT

The PERFORM Project in Action W126
This workshop will enable participants to engage with some of the activities developed from the PERFORM project that brought performing arts and science together.


Hannah Berg

University of Bristol

Ellie Cripps

University of Bristol

Ellie Hart

University of Bristol

Jon James

University of Bristol

Saturday January 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm GMT
Maths G02