INSET and Professional Development


We are able to offer a range of INSET and Consultancy to support both primary and secondary Science. 

For further details please see our Consultancy page.

The Thinking Frames Approach, Levels Mountain and Science Pathways have been developed by the teachers involved in the Cams Hill Science Consortium working in partnership.

The CHSC was first established in 2001 as a classroom-based action research project between science teachers at six secondary schools across Hampshire and was initially funded by Cams Hill School's Leading Edge Status. Over the years we have been extremely fortunate in securing additional sponsorship and funding from a variety of sources to enable a variety of specific action research projects.  We are very grateful to; Gatsby TEP, AstraZeneca ScienceTeaching Trust, Cams Hill Leading Edge Partnerships, Uplands Primary School, Court Moor School and John Hanson Community College for their support for our work over recent years.


Currently the CHSC consists of a network of six different ’Research Partnerships’ involving teachers from a total of thirty six different primary and secondary schools across the South East.  Co-ordinated by Matthew Newberry and Prof. John Gilbert the partnerships work in collaboration with Science Advisors from Hampshire and West Sussex. 


























All work published via this website is copyright and all rights are reserved.


© Matthew Newberry, Cams Hill Science Consortium January 2004


Our current projects


Details of our Able Pupil Science Challenges


Our new online resource for school Science Clubs










Links To Our Recent Publications


Our teacher training resource explaining the Thinking Frames Approach for KS2 and KS3 published on the AZ Teach Science website

Our new KS3 Science Pathways resources published by Badger Publishing. These offer teachers practical ideas, resources and planning tools for KS3 and now match QCA’s APP

Primary Science Resources


If you missed our Dissemination Conference last year, it’s not too late to get hold of copies of our latest resources. 

Do please contact us via the link at the bottom of the page.



Teacher’s materials

The Y3-4 Levels Mountain


Y5-6 Space

Year 5-6 Space Challenge


28 January 2010 held at Cams Hill School

To find out about this event and see the children’s work, please follow this link.

AZ Teach Science

KS3 Pathways