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Primary Working Group

The primary working group was put together to support the work of the biology curriculum committee as a source of expertise on primary science education. The group reported to the biology curriculum committee, who in turn reported to the education training and policy committee of the Royal Society of Biology.

The terms of reference for the primary working group were to:

  • develop the Society's suggested ideal biology content and criteria for how biology is taught in primary schools (ages 3-11)
  • work collaboratively with chemistry and physics colleagues to ensure continuity of approaches across the science disciplines for primary science
  • ensure that the curriculum is accessible to non-science specialists
  • consider the appropriate training and CPD that is needed to support primary science teachers
  • respond to consultations relating to primary science
  • feedback on documents produced by the curriculum committee

Past primary working group members:

  • Berry Billingsley
  • Marianne Cutler
  • Kulvinder Johal
  • Liz Lawrence
  • Joy Parvin
  • Michael Taggart
  • Timothy Roberts
  • Paula Kover


Lauren McLeod MRSB