The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education

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The Association for Science Education is a community of teachers, technicians, and other professiona

The Association plays a significant role in promoting excellence in teaching and learning of science in schools and colleges. Working closely with the science professional bodies, industry and business, the ASE provides a UK-wide network bringing together individuals and organisations to share ideas and tackle challenges in science teaching. The ASE is an independent and open forum for debating sc

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The ASE Annual Conference is the best way to see new resources to inspire science learning

Foundation Physics by Philip Harris is mapped to the KS3 – KS5 curriculum. It has instruction manuals, teacher and student notes with each add on

Learn more at


Voting closes for our Book of the Year 2023 Readers’ Choice award tomorrow - Friday 8th December ⏰ . As with previous years, we have had lots of lovely submissions, and it has been a tough choice for our reviewers.

You can view the shortlist and access the voting forms for both Primary and Secondary categories here 🔗


Many secondary schools will be reviewing students' attainment in their mock exams; have you analysed the data to see if any groups are underperforming? Which students do you struggle to engage in lessons?

Inclusion in Science is an online CPD programme to guide you through using inclusive practice to engage hard to reach students and close attainment gaps. Sign up here and join us in January!


Application deadline approaching!⏰

We have a new and exciting opportunity for the role of Science Teacher Education (STE) Editor/Curator, which is open to ASE Members. The STE Editor will have the chance to help shape the new STE Online Hub. Apply by 15th Dec


Our flagship annual conference is now five weeks away! ⏰

One of our themes this year is professional journeys. Sessions include managing departments and teacher retention, reflective practice, supporting initial teacher training, supporting non-specialists, moving sideways, AfL lesson planning, developing knowledge through observation and co-planning and much more.

Learn more and register ▶️


Join 1,000s of fellow educators and become a member of ASE; you'll be securing invaluable support for your own professional development journey as well as enhancing our ability to effect genuine change in the sector.

Become a member today ▶️


Have you heard about the National Education Nature Park?

This new programme aims to empower children and young people to make a positive difference to both their own and nature’s future.

A growing library of free quality-assured, curriculum-linked resources accompanies the programme. Register to join the Nature Park and access the resources ▶️


The Research Keynote (Primary) will cover research informed practice - professional learning and research in action. Exploring how this practice might work across diverse contexts and be sustained over time.

This session will focus on a single intervention project with teachers, Science Ninja's, and unpack aspects of the design, support and adaptation required for professional learning.

Register now 📝


This Science on Stage Webinar: Science for all - Breaking barriers and building bridges, features Rebecca Peacock, ASE's Director for Professional Development and Learning.

Held on 5 February 2024, 16:00 - 17:00, join this webinar to learn how a variety of equity approaches can positively impact engagement


Join us at the ASE Annual Conference '24. Held at the University of Northampton, 4th - 6th January 2024, this flagship ASE event promises insightful primary and secondary sessions across all three days.

Register for the 📝


A film depicting Mary Anning’s early life, produced as part of ASE’s Mary Anning: a fossil hunter’s story primary resource, by film director James Morgan, has won two further accolades.

‘Sea Dragon’, a 15-minute narrative film about the young Mary Anning and her discoveries, has won Best Short Film and Best Fiction Short Film at the International Braga Science Film Fest 2023 in Portugal.

Learn more 📽️


International Day for People Living with Disabilities, 3rd December, is a reminder to make science accessible to all students.

This can involve showing disabled scientist role models ▶️ and sharing the opportunities science offers ▶️ so every child knows that science can be for them.


ASE’s President Michael J. Reiss looks at how important existential risks are such as asteroid impacts, climate change, artificial intelligence, genetically modified organisms, pandemics, nuclear war, and ecosystems collapse asks should school science address them in his Presidential Address.

Explore further in this SSR in Depth article


Participants are responding well to the flexibility in our online CPD programme, Inclusion in Schools. We run each session several times a week, so if your other commitments prevent you attending your usual session, you can pop into another.

Our mentor support is available to keep you on track when time is stretched. We know teachers are busy if you want to complete the course, we will support you to make it happen.

We are recruiting for January, sign up here 📝


Professor Samantha Twiselton will present our Futures Keynote on teacher professionalism in an era of focused and directed ITE and CPD.

The session, coordinated by ASE Futures Group, will examine the challenges and opportunities presented by the raft of teacher development reforms. It will consider the underlying rationale and relationship with teacher recruitment and retention and reflect on the learning from implementation concerning teacher agency and the importance of context.

Register for 📝


Only a few tickets remain for our Technicians Supporting Physics online session on the 5th December, 09:00 - 15:00. During the day, there will be a mixture of live demonstrations, videos, and chats about good practice.

Register now 🎟️


Connect with accomplished educators, share ideas and practice in a welcoming space, and gain invaluable insights.

Join the ASE to amplify your positive impact on and develop your professional skills - for as little as £25 per year


ASE has provided expert evidence as part of the Education Endowment Foundation’s guidance panel for the work. Learn more ➡️

'This report is important, practical and above all evidence informed.’ 💬Ben Rogers, Director of Curriculum and Pedagogy for the Paradigm Trust

Read the report 📄


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Our secondary keynote this year is delivered by Anthony Tomei CBE, Royal Society Mathematical Futures programme: A new approach to mathematics and data education – implications for science teaching.

Register now


The ASE's Inclusion in Science team is looking for a Programme Administrator.

This role is part-time (2-3 days a week) and remote working, supporting our Inclusion CPD programme for teachers. Deadline is 04/12/2023.

Apply now 📝


You still have time to vote for our Book of the Year 2023 Readers’ Choice award.

As with previous years, we have had lots of fantastic submissions, and it's been a tough choice for our reviewers.📚

View the shortlist and vote now 📝


A reminder that we have a new and exciting opportunity for the role of Science Teacher Education (STE) Editor/Curator, which is open to ASE Members.

The STE Editor will have the chance to help shape the new STE Online Hub. Applications close 15th December ⏰


The ASE Scotland Primary Teach Meet will be held virtually on 7 December 2023, from 16:30 - 18:00.

Register for an evening of sharing good practice in science in the primary classroom ▶️


Our Presidential Address from Prof. Michael J Reiss will explore what we should be doing in school science, at primary and secondary level, given the increasing importance of anthropogenic climate changes and extinctions.

Register for - held 4th - 6th January at the University of Northampton 📝


Our Inclusion in Science online CPD programme received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our current participants, we have been praised on our delivery and content has been described as 'excellent'.

We are running the course again in January, a second chance for you to sign up and learn to use inclusion to improve outcomes for all students.

Learn more and sign up


At the ASE Annual conference, you can discover three resources to empower your science department at the Philip Harris stand.

Hands on technician support, GCSE required practicals guides and helpful video content.

Find out more at

Technical Teaching Fellowship programme - The Education and Training Foundation 22/11/2023

The deadline is close to apply for a Technical Teaching Fellowship (TTF). ⏰

TTFs reward and promote excellence in technical education. Eligibility now extended to include FE practitioners in Scotland, NI and Wales – as well as England.

Learn more and apply by 24 November ▶️

This initiative is funded by a partnership between the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.

Technical Teaching Fellowship programme - The Education and Training Foundation The Technical Teaching Fellowship programme recognises and promotes excellence of practice in industrial and technical education partnerships.


How do we address barriers facing underrepresented demographics in STEM?

Join Westminster Insight’s Conference to hear from our Inclusion in Science Project Lead, Rebecca Peacock, on making STEM education more relevant to young people by improving diversity and inclusivity.

Register your place here with code ASE for 20% off:


The UK’s largest science education conference will be hosted at the University of Northampton from the 4th - 6th January 2024.

We have dedicated streams for Technicians, Early Career Teachers, Teacher Educators (Futures) and Post 16.

Don't miss out - register now!


Ofqual is consulting on the use of formulae and equation sheets following the Department for Education's decision that students don’t need to memorise them for GCSE maths, physics and combined science exams in 2024.

Share your views

ASE-Membership overview 20/11/2023

Are you a trainee considering ASE membership, a teacher educator, or someone who has contact with trainees?

We’ve put together an introductory video to the ASE, especially to help new trainees understand our community and the benefits of membership

ASE-Membership overview This film provides an overview of the Association for Science Education and the benefits of membership. Membership of the ASE supports science educators careers…


"Teachers are blown away by (the) new resources and approaches to practical activities that I bring back."

At this year's ASE Conference, Friday is day with lots of practical hands-on sessions delivered by techs for techs; there’s a wide variety of CPD on offer from £49 for ASE members.

Learn more and register


How clearly does your science department communicate its vision for inclusion?

Do all your students feel science is relevant to them?

Secure your place now for our online programme, Inclusion in Science to help you develop all these aspects and more ▶️


are delighted that Bryony Turford, CSciTeach through ASE and ASE Member, has been awarded a CPD Award for 2023 for excellence in her CPD practice. 🌟

Bryony said, 'Being a chartered science teacher (CSciTeach) means so much to me... I have often felt a huge sense of imposter syndrome...The charter mark had a huge effect on my self belief that my work is valued... Achieving this award has made me feel this all over again and I am so proud to be recognised in this way.'

Find out more about Bryony's win and professional registration with the ASE


This month ASE has awarded a Green Tick ✅ to two submissions to our scheme:

The Ohaus Scout ™ SKX portable precision balance series
Nature of Science Training for Secondary Science Teachers from the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion

Browse our Green Tick listings


A diary reminder for anyone interested in joining our event in Thailand next year.

📅✅ 15-16th March 2024, Bangkok Patana School (The British International School).

The programme will include something for primary and secondary science educators as well as a selection of sessions for science technicians.

Sponsored by Philip Harris, part of the Findel Group.


Join our upcoming Online Technicians Leadership session on 30 November 2023 from 09:00 - 15:00.

Led by led by Simon Quinnell, on the topic of working with and training others

Previous participants recommend our "useful" leadership courses.


With the SAMHE (Schools' Air quality Monitoring for Health and Education) Project pupils can be scientists!

Get a free monitor and interactive Web App where they can view and investigate air quality in their classroom and try curriculum-linked scientific and creative activities.

Sign up at


We’re delighted that our book Wow! But why? by Kathryn Horan has won in the STEM category of the 2023! 🎉

Get your copy from Millgate Bookshop directly ▶️

Thanks, Teach Primary Awards!


Join ASE to be a force for change in science education.

Shape education policy, leverage your experience, and unite with fellow educators to advocate for impactful improvements for current and future generations.

Learn more about ASE membership

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