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Hearing is believing for an acoustics specialist at Atkins

Vicky Stewart is an acoustics specialist and STEM Ambassador at Atkins, one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We chatted to her about her role in inspiring young people to pursue STEM subjects, and how this has benefited her and her career.  What is the benefit for...


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The art of submitting proposals to senior leaders

Any great senior leadership team will have teaching and learning at the heart of every decision. The question is: how do you pitch your ideas for science, STEM and CPD in a context which senior leaders will understand and support?I have created a document, which hopefully you can use as inspiration - edit it, copy and paste chunks of it into your...


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Differentiation: getting the balance right

As every teacher knows, students differ in their capabilities, their knowledge, and their interests.In the early 1980s, the Cockcroft Report (1982) identified a "seven-year-gap" in student achievement in mathematics, motivated by the variation that the Assessment of Performance Unit had found in student response to the simple question: 6099...


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Apprenticeships: better skills, better careers

Mention apprenticeships and most people think of plumbing or welding. But times have changed. In a world where having a degree no longer guarantees a degree-level job, apprentices have become a key weapon in closing the ever-widening skills gap that has resulted in the UK achieving one of the lowest productivity rates of the developed world. They...


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