The Cluster Programme
Supporting schools to create sustainable primary science cluster networks
The ultimate aim of the Primary Science Teaching Trust is to see excellent teaching of science in every PRIMARY classroom ACROSS THE UK.
In any school there may be changes to teaching staff on a range of timescales and the Trust recognises that some of these changes may mean that good teachers of science may leave. Therefore, the Trust encourages schools to join up into clusters so that they can support one another in their development of science teaching and have more resilience to change of circumstances in any one school.
Working in a collaborative group we can achieve much more than working in isolation. Clusters provide the opportunity and environment to develop primary teaching, benefit our schools and have a positive impact in the classroom.
We are currently supporting and providing funding to 24 PSTT Clusters. All of the PSTT Clusters are built around a PSTT College Fellow; the Cluster Programme is not open for applications from teachers other than College Fellows at this time.
In addition to the programme, the PSTT is supporting and jointly funding a group of clusters in the Salisbury area of Wiltshire; this project grew from an exploratory cluster into a network of 5 clusters.
The PSTT can advise and provide non-financial support to those wishing to build their own clusters. A PSTT Cluster Guidance booklet is also available on request. Please contact the Cluster Director, Sophie Franklin or the Cluster Advisor, Peter Sainsbury to find out more.
Contact our Cluster Advisor for advice or support on setting up your own primary science cluster network.
LOCATE A CLUSTER
Locate a primary science cluster and find out how our projects are improving primary science for the better.
The Ballyclare Cluster
Fairview Primary School
The Barking Cluster
Northbury Primary School
The Belfast Cluster
St Teresa's Primary School
The Bolton Cluster
The Christchurch Cluster
Christchurch Junior School
The Enfield Science Cluster
Latymer All Saints C of E Primary School
The GLF Primary Science Cluster
Hillcroft Primary School
The Isle of Wight Cluster
Broadlea Primary School
The Jurassic Cluster
St Mary's Catholic Primary School