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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New report shows wide-reaching impact of STEM Ambassadors

An important new report, based on independent evaluation and feedback, looking at the impact made by STEM Ambassadors shows:STEM Ambassadors inspire young people to better engage with, and continue to study, STEM subjects and explore STEM careers.STEM Ambassadors have a positive impact on their own organisations, bringing back new skills and...

PISA study reveals UK is a “top performer” for science

The UK is one of only 7 OECD countries achieving the optimum balance of enjoyment, performance, attainment, understanding, aspiration, likelihood and expectation of a career in science.New data published today (Tuesday 6 December) in the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015 report showed:by age 15, students in the...

BBC micro:bit Partnership shortlisted for two Bett Awards

The BBC micro:bit Partnership has recently been shortlisted for two Bett Awards: The ICT Innovator of the Year and Free Digital Content/Open Educational Resources.Bett Awards are a celebration of the inspiring creativity and innovation that can be found throughout technology for education. This year’s winners will be announced at a...

STACS: our 100th technician

This year we passed a significant milestone on our technician’s programme, with the 100th technician attending the Senior Technicians Accredited Co-leaders in Science (STACS) course.As part of the course technicians complete the University of York certificate in leadership and management in education, making STACS one of the few courses available...

Get creative with the latest Maths Careers poster competition

Maths Careers has announced this year’s poster competition – Everyday Maths.Designed to inspire students with the variety of exciting mathematics careers available, this poster competition requires students to think outside the box in how mathematics is used in the workplace.There are three categories for judging:Years 7 and 8Years 9, 10 and...

Results from the latest TIMSS report released

Yesterday saw the release of the latest Trends in Maths and Science Study (TIMSS) report.This report provides participating countries internationally comparable data on the performance and attitudes of 9 to 10 year olds (Year 5 pupils) and 13 to 14 year olds (Year 9 students) in mathematics and science.Organised by the International Association...

The Smallpeice Trust launches new and exciting courses for 2017

With the new academic year well under way, the Smallpeice Trust is continuing its mission to give young people everything they need to fuel a passion for engineering and has recently launched a range of new and exciting courses for 2017.Smallpeice strongly believes in encouraging young people to consider a career in one of the UK’s most exciting...

Winner of Rolls-Royce Science Prize 2016 announced

Earlier this month, the winners of this year’s Rolls-Royce Science Prize were announced at their annual awards ceremony, held at the Science Museum in London.The Rolls-Royce Science Prize is the company’s flagship UK education programme and helps teachers implement science and mathematics teaching ideas in their own schools and colleges.As usual,...

Winners of 2016 STEM Inspiration Awards announced

The winners of the STEM Inspiration Awards 2016 were announced on 24 November at a prestigious event at the House of Lords.The STEM Inspiration Awards recognise the work done by a wide range of people and organisations, to enrich the experience of young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects, and to promote the...

100% discount code for high-quality professional development

We have an exclusive offer for all teachers and technicians at state-funded schools.Get a 100% discount* off the course fee on the below CPD activities. Enjoy our high-quality CPD that is tailored to each STEM subject, take a look at which activities are eligible for the discount and get booking!Primary CPDWe’ve handpicked the following CPD that...

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