Awards and 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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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

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...

Building the future STEM workforce

Esh Group won a 2018 STEM Inspiration Award for an Inspirational STEM Engagement Project, showcasing their interactive workshops and vibrant construction-themed resource kit. Clare Davison, their Social Value Coordinator, reflects on the impact these kits have had.Construction is often wrongly perceived as a male-dominated and physical working environment....

Celebrating STEM Clubs: One year on from the STEM Inspiration Awards

Lynn Nickerson, STEM Coordinator at Didcot Girls’ School, was part of the winning STEM Club at last year's STEM Inspiration Awards. Lynn told us how much winning meant to her and the club.About this time last year, I was sitting in the sunshine idly checking my emails when one suddenly caught my eye. The words “Inspiration Awards” and “STEM Clubs”...

Latest news

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...

STEM Inspiration Awards 2019: shortlist announced

We are very pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2019 STEM Inspiration Awards.Awarded by STEM Learning and sponsored by UK Research and Innovation, the STEM Inspiration Awards celebrate outstanding individuals and organisations who inspire young people to pursue STEM subjects throughout education and into STEM...

2019 STEM Inspiration Awards: celebrating outstanding individuals, organisations and clubs

The 2019 STEM Inspiration Awards are now open for applications and aim to celebrate individuals, organisations and clubs working to inspire young people in STEM subjects.Do you know a STEM Ambassador whose enthusiasm for their subject is infectious? A unique STEM Club working in the community, or an outstanding...