HFL Education’s science advisers have a national reputation for providing professional development and school support, and work with local and national partners, schools and academies to develop great science teaching and learning.

We support schools in delivering a meaningful, exciting and engaging primary science curriculum and bring together a wide range of expert knowledge, skills, and ideas.


Why work with HFL Education to develop your primary science curriculum?

Our range of professional development supports schools to address a full range of development focuses and aims to build the capacity of science subject leaders. We offer bespoke packages to meet the specific science curriculum needs of your school or setting. 

Examples of the science consultancy and support services we offer include:

  • Designing an engaging primary science curriculum to fit the needs of learners bespoke to the school’s context

  • Reviewing progression and sequencing of learning through the primary science curriculum

  • Enhancing teaching of working scientifically skills through effective science enquiry

  • Stretching all learners through effective challenge

  • Increasing use of outdoor learning to enhance the primary science curriculum

  • Developing and embedding effective primary science assessment

  • Supporting the monitoring and evaluation of science teaching and learning across the setting

Whether you’re looking for just a single visit (consultancy or staff meeting), or a longer piece of work over several dates, we would be happy to discuss what you would like to achieve.


Our brochure gives details of webinars and training courses which can be booked through the HFL Education Hub as well as other support for primary science.

Primary science leaders are invited to subscribe to our free regular newsletter to keep up to date on developments and news from our advisers. Sign up to the primary subject leaders mailing list


Primary science resources

The team have produced a range of detailed primary science resources that align with National Curriculum expectations and support teachers to deliver high quality primary science teaching including the Primary Science Package which has invaluable teaching, planning, tracking and assessment resources for primary science teachers. 



Our science advisers write blogs as a tool to support subject leaders, to keep them and their staff up-to-date and provide inspiration for primary science.

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Primary Science Quality Mark

PSQM Primary Science Quality Mark, powered by University of Hertfordshire

The Primary Science Quality Mark is a comprehensive, one-year, evidence-informed, professional development and school improvement programme. Equipping primary science subject leaders with the knowledge, confidence, and expert support they need to transform the quality and profile of science education across the school, for all children.  Subject leaders who successfully complete the programme receive recognition through the accreditation of the Primary Science Quality Mark for their school.

PSQM has two cohorts a year, one in spring and another in autumn. If you would like to find out more about the programme, please go to the PSQM website.


HFL Education is a broker for Hertfordshire schools for CLEAPSS membership.

CLEAPSS membership provides online:

  • Teaching ideas and resources for science, art and design and technology
  • Leadership support and guidance
  • Comprehensive advice on how to do things safely
  • Helpline access and risk assessments.
  • Termly Explore magazine with teaching and learning ideas


Find out more

If you’d like to find out more about how our primary science advisers can help you to deliver better primary phase science learning, please contact us.


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