Sussex & Surrey Science Learning Partnership

Welcome to the Sussex & Science Learning Partnership at Downlands.

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.

The Team

Mrs Claire Davies – SLP Lead

Ms Helen Colvert – Primary Expert

Dr Karen van den Dolder – Administration

Mrs Gabby Sutton – Surrey Co-ordinator

Mrs Kate West – Marketing Officer

Please get in touch to find out how we can support the needs of you, your department and your school.  Email us at:

STEM Alerts Newsletters

Our newsletters are now being sent out via Adestra at the beginning off every half term.  They detail all the up and coming courses and how to book. If you would like to receive it please register directly onto the STEM website

Alternatively if you wish to be added to our mailing list, please email

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Forthcoming Course information to appear here soon! Watch this space!

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