Waltham Forest Post-16 Partnership Science Project
Led by Leyton Sixth Form College, the project aimed to raise the profile and improve the teacher and student experience of Science subjects across the four Waltham Forest Post-16 Science partner institutions. They delivered a number of separate initiatives including a peer observation scheme, student master classes and workshops, a residential field trip in the UK, a visit to the CERN Laboratory in Geneva, a student-focussed Science Expo event and a large-scale staff-focussed STEM conference.
Early findings indicated that peer observations and sharing of good practice with partnership institutional Science teams led to an improvement in teacher’s subject specific knowledge. Further to this, an analysis of institutional results and Science teacher lesson observation reports demonstrated an improvement in at least 50% of cases across the two-year life of the project.