Awards and recognition

Recognition

Gain professional recognition through our recognition schemes, designed to celebrate excellent practice.



  • Science Mark

    Science Mark is a quality standard designed to recognise and celebrate inspirational practice in secondary science departments across the UK.

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  • Space Education Quality Mark

    The Space Education Quality Mark is a quality mark given to UK schools and colleges which use space as a context for the innovative teaching of STEM subjects. 

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  • CPD Quality Mark

    The CPD Quality Mark is a quality assurance mechanism for individuals delivering subject-specific CPD within, or on behalf of, the National Science Learning Network. ​

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Awards

Celebrate your achievements by applying for one of our prestigious award schemes.



  • ENTHUSE Celebration Awards

    CPD has an impact on teachers and technicians, their colleagues and students - this deserves to be celebrated. The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards are free to enter, and raise the profile of dedicated teachers, technicians, schools and colleges across the UK.

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    STEM Inspiration Awards

    Across the UK there are organisations and individuals working to inspire young people in STEM subjects - the STEM Inspiration Awards are a free award scheme designed to recognise the fantastic work that they do. 


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  • ROLLS-ROYCE Schools Prize

    This prestigious award scheme provides an opportunity for mathematics, technology and science departments to gain recognition and undertake an inspiring project for their students.


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Hear from the winners

Fast Tracking Innovation in STEM Inspiration

Winning the Innovation in STEM Inspiration award, the Fast Trackers programme was praised for its engaging and comprehensive mix of activities. James Richards, Engineering Capability Manager at Network Rail, tells us more about how the programme was put together.The Fast Trackers programme has defined a new benchmark in award-winning early...

Educators and employers promote careers

Catrin Williams, STEM Coordinator for Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, was one of our winners of an ENTHUSE Celebration Award, specifically for Excellence in STEM teaching: post 16. She was commended for her work embedding real-world STEM careers into the curriculum. She tells us about the challenges and successes of working with local...

Inspiring STEM Technicians in schools and communities

Catching up with the winners of the 2018 STEM Inspiration Awards, we talked to Sophie Finch, our Outstanding STEM Technician. I had just returned to work after a fantastic A level physics course at the National STEM Learning Centre, and had received an email from the course leader saying “I think this would be great for you Sophie.” Opening the...

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Fast Tracking Innovation in STEM Inspiration

Winning the Innovation in STEM Inspiration award, the Fast Trackers programme was praised for its engaging and comprehensive mix of activities. James Richards, Engineering Capability Manager at Network Rail, tells us more about how the programme was put together.The Fast Trackers programme has defined a new benchmark in award-winning early...

ENTHUSE Celebration awards and STEM Inspiration awards are open for 2020

Our two awards programmes are now open for 2020, recognising those who go the extra mile to inspire young people to pursue STEM subjects.From 3 February, applications for both the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards and the STEM Inspiration Awards are open concurrently. STEM Inspiration AwardsThe STEM Inspiration Awards...

Winners announced at the STEM Inspiration Awards 2019

STEM Learning is delighted to announce the winners of the STEM Inspiration Awards 2019.The awards celebrate those extraordinary individuals and organisations who inspire young people to pursue science, ​technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Many of the winners are volunteers, passing on their own passion and...