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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Upcoming events from the Royal Society of Biology

The Royal Society of Biology has a number of different education-related schemes and events coming up to help encourage young people’s interest in biology.British Biology OlympiadThe British Biology Olympiad will take place from 20 – 27 January 2017 and will consist of two, one hour multiple choice tests taken online in schools. Top...

BBC Learning launch new campaign, Terrific Scientific

BBC Learning, in partnership with Wellcome, have launched Terrific Scientific, a bold and ambitious new campaign to inspire primary children to get excited about science.Terrific Scientific is a major 18 month UK-wide campaign to bring practical science into the classroom and into our homes. Instead of lab coats and test tubes, the campaign...

Technology, Design and Innovation Challenge: your chance to win £1,000

Have you got a key stage 4 or 5 student who has a brilliant idea for a design and technology or engineering project? Are you running a group that is creating an innovative solution to a problem?If so, The Manufacturing Technologies Association is looking for innovative design and technology and engineering ideas to celebrate the creativity and...

Take a look at last year’s Little BIG Awards winners

The Little BIG Awards aim to close the engineering and digital skills gaps within the United Kingdom to attract more engineering and digital talent.This is to ensure the UK maintains its competitive edge and continues to foster innovation, which will ultimately drive economic growth.This is a rewarding and exciting opportunity for students to...

Come and visit our resource centre

Located at the heart of the National STEM Learning Centre in York, our resource centre houses the UK's largest collection of physical resources to support the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.With thousands of resources to browse through, from books and gadgets to DVDs and a one-of-a-kind archive collection, the...

Discuss ideas and share experiences in our Ultimate STEM Challenge community group

The BP Ultimate STEM Challenge is back for the third year running and the challenges are bigger and better than before.This year, students aged 11-14 across the UK are being challenged to use their STEM skills creatively to design either a rocket, remote controlled aircraft or robot arm that enables a safer and easier working environment in some...

Teaching sentence structure? Try making your own grammar video!

Whether you are a budding Steven Spielberg, or a complete beginner with the camera, sentence filming is a great way of using film for teaching grammar in an engaging way.The concept?Choose which aspect of grammar you are going to work on, for example relative clauses, create your sentence and draw its meaning in two frames (I.e. create a...

Improving careers provision in schools – what, why and how?

Careers awareness is an essential part of a young person’s education, yet a recent report has found that more needs to be done by the Government to improve their careers strategy and provision.This warning comes after the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants said that eight out of ten British school leavers “lacked essential business...

ESA Astronaut Tim Peake becomes first honorary STEM Ambassador

In recognition of Tim Peake’s outstanding contribution to raising the profile of STEM subjects amongst young people in the United Kingdom, the STEM Ambassadors Programme is making him the UK’s first honorary STEM Ambassador.Yvonne Baker, Chief Executive of STEM Learning, which delivers the UK-wide STEM Ambassadors programme on behalf of the...

Achieving the eSafety Mark at your school

eSafety, also referred to as internet safety, aims to ensure that everyone who uses technology does so in a safe and responsible way. Now that the online world is becoming increasingly inhabited by children, appropriate eSafety is a requirement for all schools.With organisations such as Ofsted and the Department for Education (DfE) publishing...

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