The southbourne Cluster
A PSTT Cluster Network in Southbourne, Sussex
Following a successful PSTT conference / INSET day involving all 110 teachers who attended four workshops (Using microscopes, Let’s Go Science Trails, Chain Reaction and “I can explain!”), this cluster was formed in 2017. Consisting of 8 members and good collaboration with a local college, the schools already worked as clusters for English and Maths where the focus had been moderation in the last few years. They were keen to expand this cross-school collaboration to other curriculum areas, particularly science, because it is a core subject.
Cluster Lead: Jeannette Morgan
The nine, current, participating schools are listed below. Please complete the Contact Us form if you wish to discuss any potential involvement with this Cluster.
Bosham Primary School
2 School Lane
Chidham Parochial Primary School
Compton and Upmarden C of E Primary School
Funtington Primary School
50 Heather Cl
Southbourne Infant School
Southbourne Junior School
50 New Road
Thorney Island Community Primary School
Westbourne Primary School
14 River Street
The Bourne Community College (associated/collaborative partnership)
The Vision and aims for this cluster:
- To identify what makes learning irresistible in science for children and teachers
- To refer to current research (such as the work of Mick Waters, Dame Alison Peacock and Shirley Clarke and their research on “Making Learning Irresistible”, “Learning without Limits”, “Evidence Based Practice” and “Growth Mindset”) as starting points as drivers for creating “Irresistible Learning” opportunities for our practice as well as our own learning. Look at how evidence based practice can inform and evolve our own pedagogy
- To develop new ways of teaching and learning science based on the above
- To enable teachers to identify what difference they want to make to their children in science and to tailor the CPD offered to teachers so it matches these needs
- To raise awareness (of teachers, children and parents) of the value of science education and of STEM related careers
- To support schools to achieve the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) – Bronze, Silver or Gold awards, and to nurture teachers towards fellowship of the PSTT College.
This section is due to be updated following an end of Year 1 review of the PSTT cluster programme.
To find out more information about our cluster programme or how you can you get involved please feel free to contact us and we will respond as soon as possible.