How to succeed as a non-specialist teacher of mathematics

It may seem a little strange to some people, but as a head of a large mathematics department, I actually looked forward to that time of the year when the timetable had to be constructed.

It was like a giant Sudoku puzzle that would takes days, even weeks, to solve. It was a long, tricky process, but...

Teaching primary science with ENTHUSEiasm

Lorna Brown, a Year 6 teacher at Clifton with Rawcliffe Primary School, explains the impact the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards, and in particular winning the Primary School Science ENTHUSE Award, has had on her school and her own personal development.

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Early Years teaching: the key to teacher and pupil development

The Early Years classroom in a primary school is usually that strange colourful space at the end of the corridor where the chairs are so small and there seems to be so much going on at any one time that for the untrained observer it can seem like chaos.

I know it was in my school and I was a little...

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The Chartered College of Teaching opens for membership

On 18 January 2017, the Chartered College of Teachers opened its membership.The Chartered College was set up to create world-class professional scholarship routes and is now inviting the UK’s teaching profession to join the organisation.Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive of the Chartered College said:“Together, we aim to build an authoritative,...

New project for primary schools in the north to boost STEM subjects

Primary schools in the north of England who are keen to raise aspirations and attainment in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in their school, are invited to apply for the Polar Explorer Programme – a new £1m government funded project, aiming to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.The project will use the...

Post-16 professional development, now with 100% discount

Take a look at our subject specific CPD that will support your teaching and ensure better engagement and attainment by students.For a limited time, we are offering a 100% discount* off the activity fee on the below CPD activities.Available to all teachers at state-funded schools, use code SEC100VAT when booking to get 100% off the activity fee....

The Gatsby Charitable Foundation: assessing the costs of good practice in practical science

The Gatsby Charitable Foundation (Gatsby) has commissioned PwC LLP to assess the costs associated with delivering its proposed benchmarks of good practice in practical science in secondary schools in England.The purpose of our research is to:help school science departments, technicians, head teachers and bursars budget for practical science in a...

Regional Grant Scheme for 2017 Biology Week: opening soon

The Royal Society of Biology will be opening a new Regional Grant Scheme in February 2017, which aims to help people get involved with Biology Week.Taking place on 7 – 15 October 2017, Biology Week showcases the important and amazing work of the biosciences, getting everyone from children to professional biologists involved in a variety of hands-...

CSI: Litter Challenge project for schools

Litter is a major issue for our environment, posing a threat to wildlife and affecting the health of our ocean. It also affects the local community impacting on the look of our streets, parks and schools as well as being a financial burden.Schools in Bristol and London are invited to take part in CSI: Litter Challenge. The CSI: Litter Challenge is...

Impact of the National STEM Learning Network

Over the years we have made a significant, positive impact on participants, schools and colleges, and ultimately young people across the UK.Verified by evaluations, this positive impact is evident in our CPD, resources and through our network of STEM Ambassadors.Impact of intensive CPD at the National STEM Learning CentreIn the academic year 2015-...

Longitude Explorer Prize: get your students involved in the challenge

On 9 January 2017, this year’s Longitude Explorer Prize was launched. Aimed at secondary school students and run by Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre and IBM, the prize is looking for innovative, practical solutions that use the Internet of Things to improve the health and well-being of people in the UK.Areas of particular interest include...

Leadership CPD to get 2017 off to a good start

Still looking for a New Year’s resolution? We have a fantastic suite of ‘new and aspiring’ leadership courses for you and your school, a great way to start the New Year.With pupil numbers on the rise, the need and importance of having high-quality leaders is growing year on year, making it essential to encourage more people into a leadership role....

Get creative: classroom displays competition reopened

Last term, we ran a competition asking people to share photos of their STEM-related classroom displays.This competition was so popular and received so many fantastic entries that we have decided to run it again this term!By entering this competition you could be one of six people to win £100 worth of gift vouchers. Not only this, your entries...

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