Science Probationers Residential

A 2-day residential course based at SSERC HQ to support probationer teachers in Science to deliver safe, high quality, hands-on practical STEM learning in the classroom/lab.  There will be coverage across a range of science curriculum organisers allowing delegates to develop their skills in and out of their subject specialism.   


This programme offers an excellent way of keeping up to date with developments in your subject area.  The residential aspect of the course offers a great networking and peer engagement aspect for delegates, creating opportunities to build new working relationships with other probationer teachers across the range of schools and local authorities in Scotland.   

The course is aligned to the GTCS Standards for Full Registration and the National Model for Professional Learning.  

Cohort 1
Course Dates: 4-5 October 2022
Closing Date: 31 August 2022

Course Tutor

Graeme Rough,
01383 626070



Overnight accommodation will be provided at a local hotel.

The course will be held at SSERC in Dunfermline. Our SSERC buildings are at 2 Pitreavie Court, Dunfermline, KY11 8UU. SSERC is a short (5-10 minutes) walk from Rosyth railway station and close to the end of the A823(M) spur off Junction 2 of the M90 motorway. Car journey times (approximately): Edinburgh – 30 min; Glasgow – 60 min; Aberdeen – 2.5 hours; Inverness – 3 hours.

On completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • demonstrate an enhanced portfolio of ideas for practical work both within and outside their own subject specialism 

  • use a wider variety of teaching strategies to promote learning in science including demonstrations and scientific enquiry 

  • exemplify the importance of contemporary science and its applications in the context of the curriculum  

  • network with fellow professionals and explore mechanisms for ongoing support  

  • understand the range of opportunities within the wider STEM engagement portfolio which SSERC offers 

  • evaluate their own professional learning and its impact on learners