Science Learning Partnership

The Central Midlands Science Learning Partnership (CMSLP) is a group of primary, secondary and special schools that are working with the Science Learning Centre to promote high quality Science CPD and support.

Bishop Challoner TSA holds the contract for the Central Midlands Science Learning Partnership, delivering a whole host of Science CPD across the area.  By working closely with our partners, we can organise courses that YOU want, that will benefit YOUR teachers and science technicians.  The programme is constantly evolving, with courses being added all the time.

Some programmes can attract a bursary, such as the Impact Award.  This means that a reduced price can be offered, making the courses incredibly good value for money.

If there is a specific need within your school, it is possible to arrange a bespoke course. Please contact us to discuss which programmes may be of interest – again these can be a cost-effective way to ensure your staff are receiving the best training possible. 

To find out more and to book places, please see the STEM website.


Join our network  

We work closely with partner schools in the Central Midlands Region to decide on, host and deliver the training courses. If you are interested in joining us, please get in touch.  There are many benefits to hosting a STEM training programme, so speak to us soon. 


Science Courses

Primary Science Courses 

Primary Science Conference 

Our annual successful annual primary STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) conference will be taking place at Birmingham City University on 18th June.  This event is sponsored by Central Midlands Science Learning Partnership. On the day there will be two keynote speakers and a wide variety of workshops on offer, this is a “must-go-to” event for your science coordinators.  In addition to our broad workshop offer, there is also a market place with a range of stall holder, and lunch and refreshments are all provided at no extra cost.

Secondary Science courses

Head of Science Conference

We will be running two conferences for Heads of Science, in Birmingham and Coventry. The programme will be the same each day, and will include a keynote talk about the implications of the new Ofsted framework, and feedback from both AQA and Edexcel exam boards on the 2019 summer examinations.  In addition to this there will be workshops on a variety of topics such as Metacognition, and careers.  Finally these conferences offer excellent networking opportunities for you to find out what the science experiences are in other local schools.  We are offering this conference at a cost of just £125. Please email for further details. 

Effective middle leadership of STEM subject areas

These courses are designed to support middle leaders in their management of STEM curriculum areas, this CPD will develop your understanding of key priorities in STEM subject areas to support the improvement of teaching within your school context. Led by experienced STEM experts, you will be supported to ensure that you have the tools you need to bring about change. The CPD will consider the new Ofsted framework with specific reference to STEM curriculum areas, embedding effective assessment and progression into curriculum design and teaching, the use of data to inform STEM teaching, how to provide effective professional development for your team in school, embedding STEM through the principles of Science Capital, enrichment and enhancement of STEM activities within the school, raising awareness of STEM careers and developing a vision for STEM within your school.