Mathematics: an important ingredient in the new design and technology qualifications

For those teaching the new design and technology and engineering specifications from September 2017, one of the most interesting changes to the examined content is the increased focus on mathematics knowledge. 

How would you or your students fare with the following question?

A water feature is made from...

STEM Insight: experiencing the world of STEM careers

A fantastic way to improve STEM-related careers knowledge, STEM Insight immerses you in either an industry or university setting to gain a better understanding of STEM organisations and careers.

We’ve had some great feedback from teachers about their experience on the STEM Insight programme. Why not take...

STEM Ambassador Tim Peake: our very own rocket man!

Fuelling the rocket and igniting our volunteers.

The importance of professional role models in the lives of young people is certainly quantifiable in terms of young people hearing about, engaging with and potentially entering STEM careers.

So how could Tim Peake’s arrival as an honorary STEM Ambassador elevate an...

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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,...

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-...

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-...

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...

Do you know someone who has encouraged young people to study engineering?

If you know somebody who has demonstrated excellence in encouraging and motivating young people into engineering, the Engineers Trust is currently looking for nominations for their Stephenson Award.This annual award scheme aims to celebrate those who have encouraged, and continue to encourage, young people to study engineering.Nominations are...

The Youth Grand Challenges: a new extra-curricular initiative

The British Science Association has announced a new extra-curricular initiative for students in the UK: the Youth Grand Challenges.Supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and run by the British Science Association, the Youth Grand Challenges calls on students aged 11 to 19 to come up with innovative solutions that have the potential to...

What is the future of Initial Teacher Education in England?

On Thursday 2 March 2017, the Westminster Education Forum is hosting a seminar looking at the future of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in England and the future for Qualified Teacher Status.Following the publication of ‘A framework of core content for ITT’, this is a great opportunity for key policymakers and stakeholders to come together and...

Do you know a teacher who is inspiring young engineers?

The ERA Foundation is looking for nominations for the David Clark Prize – awarded to an exceptional teacher who has gone the extra mile in inspiring young people in primary school, secondary school or college to consider engineering as a career.As well as becoming a fellow of the ERA Foundation, the winner of the David Clark Prize will receive a...

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