Aspire Academy Trust

Cornwall Primary STEAM Conference

Friday 14th February 2020

Nansledan School, Newquay    &    St Minver School, Wadebridge

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The Cornwall Primary STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths) Conference promises to deliver an unrivalled CPD opportunity for primary teachers and support staff across the region. 

Hear from the experts and access support for your school or MAT to implement an exciting, challenging, broad and balanced STEAM curriculum. The conference includes:

  • Key note address from Louise Stubberfield, Primary Programme Lead from the Wellcome Trust: 'Why is STEAM so important?'
  • Hands-on, practical workshops from a range of STEAM-industry and education partners including "Big Jurassic Classroom", "Classroom Chemistry for All", "Cornwall Teaching Schools Together", "Enhance STEAM Teaching with Simple-to-Use Technologies" and "Just a School Field?  No, an Invisible World".
  • Market place for networking and exploration of ready-to-use STEAM projects, ideas and free resources
  • Option to attend either the morning or afternoon at one of our conference venues
  • Opportunity for whole-school inset

Conference Details

The conference will be taking place simultaneously at two sites - Nansledan School, Newquay, and St Minver School, Wadebridge, with delegates attending their chosen venue for either the morning or afternoon conference. Both venues promise to offer an excellent range of hands-on workshops, marketplace opportunities and key-note address from the Wellcome Trust. 

Times: AM Conference 8.30am-12.15pm / PM Conference 1.00pm - 4.45pm. Light refreshments will be available. 

£50+VAT per person. Colleagues and partners across the region are welcome to attend. 


Bookings are now closed. We are busy making preparations for the event and look forward to seeing you on 14th February 2020!


About our Key Note Speaker - Louise Stubberfield

Louise Stubberfield began her career as a microbiologist, with six years’ in industrial research, before deciding on a career change that included twenty years’ experience in primary teaching as science subject lead, SEND specialist and school leader in a range of primary schools in South East England.

Championing the importance of an excellent primary science education, Louise has led Wellcome Trust's UK wide primary science work since 2013, including a randomised control trial testing the effectiveness of ongoing professional development for primary teachers who had not studied science beyond compulsory requirements.  The current focus for Wellcome is a campaign for primary science throughout the UK. This includes Explorify, a totally free digitally based tool that draws on a wealth of research and is designed to support teachers to develop curiosity, critical thinking and reasoning skills essential for STEM subjects, and to enjoy teaching and learning science with their pupils.


Just some of the confirmed partners so far include: 


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