Effective Teaching & Learning in Science

Case Study Reference: #CSN530-841
Published: 16 July 2018

Why this is leading practice

Birchensale's science department over the past three years has been going from strength to strength. Recognised both internally and externally within our local community as a developing professional learning hub for pupils, teachers and members of our local community, science is a subject here, which continues to enhance its capital, year on year. Our department has a thorough core team of dedicated and experienced science teachers, outstanding classroom environments and resources, all mixed with plenty of enthusiastic young curious minds to engage with, ensuring excellent science pupil progress year on year.

Impact to date

Rationale / Start Point

Pupils across the school make good / excellent progress in science from KS2 through to exit at the end of KS3. Various & differentiated means of assessment help us to analyze pupil progress: Our data tells us that (2016/2017) 84% of all our pupils make at least expected progress in science from entry to exit with 66% achieving more than expected progress. With 73% of KS2, pupils make at least expected progress, and 41% make more than expected progress, compared with KS3 where 82% of pupils make at least expected progress and 64% more than expected progress in.


Key Strategies

Sustainability and Further Development

Lead Establishment

NameBirchensale Middle School
AddressBridley Moor Road
B97 6HT
United Kingdom
Telephone0152 768 430
Web Sitehttp://www.birchensale.worcs.sch.uk/
Headteacher / ManagerMr Tim Jones
DCSF Number
Local Authority
Phase of EducationPrimary, Secondary
Type and Status of ProviderLocal Authority
Awards and Initiatives