Royal Society of Chemistry teaches the teachers
Perse teachers and their peers in local schools became students today to help the RSC with its pioneering continuous professional development programme for teachers in secondary schools and colleges.
The RSC programme aims to help teachers further develop their conceptual understanding of a key aspect of chemistry, link their subject knowledge to a range of effective teaching and learning strategies and rehearse interesting practical experiments and demonstrations to help inspire and engage students. The topic of the session hosted at The Perse was Organic Chemistry.
Head of Chemistry Dr Tanya Khimyak approached the RSC to pilot the training with Perse staff, inviting other schools to be part of the free session. Teachers from Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge Regional College and the Parkside Federation have joined them in the lab to discover new ways of teaching and to share their knowledge and experiences.
The course is funded as part of the Reach and Teach educational programme supported by the Wolfson Foundation.