Science Learning Partnership - CaPe

science-learning-partnership-rgbThe Cambridge and Peterborough Science Learning Partnership (CaPe) is supported and funded by STEM Learning. There are 50 Science Learning Partnerships across the country. We run courses and events for local primary, secondary and post-16 schools and colleges, our aim is to provide the best continuing professional development (CPD) for science teachers and technicians in response to local needs.  We recognise the demand on Science teachers and this programme is specifically designed to support you. Working with high calibre partners, our expert professional development team is ready to help you provide the very best science education for your students.

Click here to take a look at a list of all Secondary and Post-16 Science CPD available through the Science Learning Partnership.

Triple Science: Physics   10 October 2017
Ernulf Academy

Triple ScienceLed by Alan Denton this 1 day course is intended for teachers that have experience of teaching physics at 14 - 16 and would benefit from support in effective teaching and learning of the triple science extension modules. A range of modules from across the awarding bodies will be considered, you should be familiar with the content of your extension modules before taking part in the course.

Price is £150 per delegate- second teacher from same school will be half price.
For more information and booking details click here

Physics for Non-Specialists Training Programme
Comberton Village College

7 sessions Start date: 12 October 2017

This is a free programme designed for current teachers of KS3 and KS4 and teachers who are considering returning to the Refractionprofession. It will comprise of 7 sessions which will be delivered at Comberton Village College.

The first session will be a whole day session but the remaining sessions will start at 1.00pm and end at 6.00pm. There will be an optional 3 day extension at the end of the programme which will bridge the gap between KS4 and KS5.

The programme will be delivered by Alan Denton.  Alan is an experienced Physics teacher who consistently delivers exceptional quality CPD on behalf of the Science Learning Partnership. For more information click here

Primary Science Conference    20 October 2017
Swavesey Village College

Early Yrs Clip Art

This one day event will bring together primary teachers, science subject leaders and teaching assistants who are interested in developing science within their schools. There will be lots of inspirational ideas for the classroom to make science teaching impactful and fun. Some sessions will be practical based. You will be able to:

Inspire children and colleagues to enjoy science
Tackle the new science curriculum with confidence
Use a range of creative and cross-curricular approaches to science
Share best practice with other primary teachers and explore new resources. 

Price is £95 per delegate. There are discounts available for whole school training packages and more than one booking from one organisation. For more information and booking details click here

Mathematics in Science Teaching  07 November 2017
Linton Village CollegeMaths in Science

There is an increased mathematical demand in science and a greater understanding is necessary to accelerate learning and raise attainment for science GCSE's.
This course explores the typical weaknesses in mathematics that hinder students' ability to understand and solve scientific problems. It will give teachers an increased confidence in teaching the mathematical aspects of secondary science and the skills and strategies to meet these requirements.

Price is £150 per delegate- second teacher from same school will be half price.
For more information and booking details click here

Raising Attainment in Triple Science  05 December 2017
Cambourne Village College

Triple ScienceLooking to improve students’ performance? This CPD will enable you to consider a range of key strategies to help you achieve this in your science department. It has been designed for science departments and teachers that have little experience in delivering triple science courses. It would also be useful to attend if you are a new member of staff in a department that delivers triple science or your staff have found the change to current GCSE specifications challenging.

Price is £150 per delegate- second teacher from same school will be half price.
For more information and booking details click here

Effective Preparation for examinations  17 January 2018
Swavesey Village CollegeCaPe

The move away from modular examinations and controlled assessment requires teachers to develop effective strategies that promote a holistic view of the subject. This continuing professional development will help you to move away from last minute revision strategies to supporting your students across the GCSE or A level course. You will identify current strengths, and opportunities for change, both at long and short-term level. You will also consider the implications of current research into what helps students be more successful.

Making professional development affordable

We can sometimes offer discounts for our programmes. For further information please contact

Schools and other partners

The Cambridge and Peterborough Science Learning Partnership (CaPe) is based in Swavesey Village College and Comberton Village College but it has developed strong links with other schools and education providers around the region.

If you represent an organisation who is interested in becoming a partner school/college or a strategic partner, which might include HEIs, STEMNET and employers, or if you would like your school to be a host school for courses in the region (and to claim two free places) then please e-mail


We are developing a cadre of school-based teachers and technicians with the skills to develop and deliver high quality science education CPD to meet sustainably meet the regional and local needs of schools and colleges in the future.

There is a termly training event for Leading Effective Professional Development that is designed to help these teachers and technicians further develop their skills and to understand better how the Science Learning Centre course structure works. If you are interested in becoming a teacher or technician presenter, or you know someone who would be suitable, please e-mail