Chemistry CPD @ SSERC
Welcome to the area of the SSERC website on which you will find details of our professional development support for chemistry.
In SSERC we are proud of the quality and the variety of courses which we offer to teachers of chemistry and we recognise the need for professional development opportunities which focus on offering support at a time of significant curriculum change.
Within SSERC we have developed a range of courses which focus on practical, hands-on activities that are easily applied in the classroom. Our course offerings range from early secondary to Advanced Higher and we offer both residential and non-residential opportunities.
For 2017/2018 SSERC has teamed up with the Royal Society of Chemistry on a new initiative through which chemistry probationers will have the opportunity of taking part in a 2-part residential programme of professional development. Coupled to this is the opportunity for you to work alongside a dedicated mentor who will be able to support you during your first year of teaching. The initiative is funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry with support from a number of agencies including SSERC - more details are available here. The available funding only allows us to provide this opportunity to a total of 30 probationers during the 2017/2018 academic session. If you would like to take part, then please speak with your Local Authority Probationer Manager to establish whether your involvement can be arranged and then complete the expression of interest form which is available on the SSERC website.