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GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

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Science Learning Partnership at Downlands School

Downlands Community School

Key stages:  KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4

Regions covered: Sussex and Surrey

Downlands Community School coordinates and manages the Sussex & Surrey Science Learning Partnership (SLP), which provides quality, subject specific continuous professional development (CPD) for primary and secondary schools, and FE providers in our area.

It is part of a network of SLPs and other support for schools that is managed by STEM Learning. SLPs work collaboratively to design opportunities, together with our expert presenters, to help you to provide the very best science education for your students.

SLPs combine local expertise in teaching and learning in science, facilitating CPD, and providing school-to-school support. They are led by local teaching school alliances, schools and colleges with excellence in science, higher education institutions, and other local partners with cutting-edge expertise in science.

We offer quality, high impact science CPD through a range of full, half day or twilight sessions. We also work with schools on an individual basis to provide bespoke support to meet the differing needs of schools across the area. In addition to our published timetable of CPD courses, we offer bespoke CPD to meet your schools specific needs.

Through the DfE funded Triple Science Support Programme we work with Secondary schools over a two year period to develop their Triple Science offer. The DfE also allow us to work with Priority Primary Schools to give fully funded CPD support to develop Science Teaching and Learning.


Contact: Sussex-SurreySLP@downlands.org

Please see below for details of our exciting and varied STEM events, aimed at Technicians, Primary and Secondary Teachers. 

You are also able to download our latest newsletters below.


Biology Festival 2024SLP Science and Computing Convention dayGirls in STEM   Inspiring the next generation of female STEM Experts

Women in STEAM 7th Feb  (1)


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Primary Newsletter SummerTerm 2024 24th Apr 2024 Download
Secondary Newsletter Summer Term 2024 24th Apr 2024 Download