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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 1. Polar Explorer Programme Overview.docx - 235.10 KB
- 2. Updated PEGA - How To Apply and Timeline.docx - 131.35 KB
- 3. Updated PEGA Application Guidance.docx - 112.58 KB
- 4. Updated PEGA SEF and Action Plan.docx - 27.83 KB
- 5. PEGA Final Report.docx - 118.37 KB