National Science Learning Network - North West

“I’ve got so much out of the course, I feel inspired and ready to spread the word to other teachers in my school.”

North West

The National Science Learning Network, North West offers a comprehensive science Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme for teachers and technicians across the north west of England from Staffordshire to Cumbria. Our venues are strategically located throughout the region, providing the highest standards in CPD and tailored local support.

Our professional development is made affordable through bursaries (known as Impact Awards, which are provided by the Department for Education) for many of our CPD activities.

Above all we support teachers to develop their teaching approaches, pedagogy and subject knowledge in order to provide the best science education available, enabling all pupils to achieve their full potential. Through this approach we contribute to inspiring and developing the next generation of scientists, engineers and technicians and ensuring we have a well informed and scientifically capable society.

What we offer

We provide a high-quality, science CPD programme for the North West that is matched to schools and colleges' needs. Find out more.

Why choose us

Our professional development has proven impact and it is affordable. Funding by the Department for Education (DfE) means generous financial bursaries are available for your school. Find out more.

Impact of CPD in the North West of England 2014/15

Impact of CPD in the North West

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Last year, 91% of teachers who participated in CPD through the network showed it improved their knowledge and skills and 76% reported an impact on pupils.

Self Evaluation Tool for science departments