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Saturday Science Boosters

Between November and March each academic year, the Charterhouse Science Department runs 'booster courses' for teachers, especially focussed on NQTs, those seeking to refresh their professional skills, or those teaching a secondary science subject (most commonly Physics). Ten such Saturday sessions are hold. Teachers come from a range of state and independent schools, locally and further afield, and from teacher training institutions.

Aims

To support and provide outstanding teacher training for science teachers

To share Charterhouse Science Department's expertise and facilities with others

To enable science teachers to refresh and develop their knowledge and skill, especially in secondary disciplines

Background

The Science Department at Charterhouse has long run a range of courses for teachers from elsewhere, led by Mr Steve Hearn (Physics teacher).

Resources

Charterhouse teacher + technician

Catering, suitable labs, equipment etc

Cost entirely met by Charterhouse

Impact

Recent feedback from participants:

"This whole course has rekindled by love of Physics and massively helped my teaching."

"Really enjoyed this - it has made Physics approachable to me as a non-specialist."

Frequency

Ten Saturdays, between November and March each academic year