Support for Governors
Professional development courses
Learn the importance of curriculum intent and how it shapes the experience of learners in primary education. Explore some of the main considerations around curriculum design, the importance of a rich and balanced curriculum and the crucial role of science capital in building positive attitudes towards STEM education.
The course will equip school governors with the skills and understanding they need to provide appropriate challenge around the intent, implementation and impact of their STEM curriculum. You will also look at how you can support the development of positive attitudes towards STEM education and employability skills.
Questions for governors:
A framework to facilitate discussions with school senior leaders
A report for governors on improving the uptake of STEM careers
Recommended code of
A framework for strategic planning
Assessing the curriculum:
Supporting pupils with learning difficulties
A purchasing guide:
Advice for buying furniture and equipment for schools
Become a STEM Ambassador
If you are a STEM professional, you might consider becoming a STEM Ambassador to complement your role as a school governor. STEM Ambassadors play an essential role in inspiring the next generation with the world of STEM subjects and careers, and access to teachers and pupils within your school puts you in a great position to get involved in the programme.
Become a school governor
We have put together a fact sheet for STEM Ambassadors who are thinking about, or have recently become, a school governor. Being a governor is a unique and rewarding role, being instrumental in supporting teachers to make a real difference to children. You can help shape the education of all pupils in the school now and for years to come.
Support for schools in narrowing the attainment gap
We have put together a collection of resources, information and advice to support governors, school leaders and teachers in narrowing the attainment gap in STEM, and identifying some effective ways your school might use pupil premium funding.
- Narrowing the STEM attainment gap
Nuffield Research Placements are a fantastic way to encourage your students to learn more about a career in STEM research and have been shown to increase access to university courses in STEM subjects. They give young people, who have received free school meals, lived in local authority care or are first in their family to attend university, the opportunity to gain skills and confidence in science and research.
- Find out more about Nuffield Research Placements