Polar Explorer Grant Awards for Secondary schools

The Polar Explorer Secondary grant award is open to all state-funded secondary schools that wish to improve the transition in STEM subjects from primary to secondary using the Polar Explorer programme to underpin this. 

Secondary schools can apply for an award of £2,500, which aims to focus on the following four areas, the key to the successful transition of pupils in STEM subjects from primary to secondary:

  • science leadership

  • quality of collaboration between science teachers

  • involving pupils in science activities during the transition

  • ensuring continuity and progression in the science curriculum and pedagogy

    To apply, secondary schools are encouraged to work collaboratively with their chosen feeder primary schools and complete both a short self-evaluation of their current work, and forward action plan.

    Full access to the FREE Polar Explorer programme educational resources is a key element of the project.

    Find the resources here

  • You may be particulalry interested in our new resource to support transition, which you can find here https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/elibrary/resource/445113/polar-explorer-y6-y7-transition-project

  • Successful applicants will also benefit from a day of CPD at the National STEM Learning Centre, in York on Monday 25 March 2019, exploring further ways in which the Polar Explorer programme, and our wider STEM related support, can support you and your primary feeder schools.

    At the end of the project, schools will complete a brief impact report, highlighting the impact of your work, of value to senior leaders, governors and inspectors.

Deadline for fully completed applications is 11 January 2019 and successful schools will be notified by end February.

Guidance document and application pack are attached. If you have any questions or would like support in completing your application then please email polar@stem.org.uk




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