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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STEM education embedded in communities across the UK

A new network of STEM Ambassador Hubs has been established to ensure that teachers and schools, as well as non-school group leaders, such as Scout and Guide groups, are able to access the renowned STEM Ambassador programme no matter where they live or work.This network has been established, to provide a seamless connection between STEM Ambassadors...

Baroness Brown appointed as the new Chair of STEM Learning board

Baroness Brown of Cambridge, DBE FREng (Julia King), has been appointed Chair of the STEM Learning board. This role will draw on her extensive experience in STEM education and industry.Speaking about her appointment, Baroness Brown said:“STEM Learning believes that all young people across the UK should receive a world-leading STEM education – and...

Last chance to get your Gopher Science Lab grant

Gopher Science Lab supports students’ transition from primary to secondary school with peer to peer learning across age groups.Developed by the Royal Society of Biology and the Biochemical Society, this project allows primary and secondary schools to arrange their own hands-on science days, with support from a Gopher Science Lab grant.During this...

Could you be the next winner of the School Biology Teacher of the Year Award?

Are you or do you know an amazing teacher of biology who deserves recognition? Why not nominate them for an award to recognise their talent and skill?The Royal Society of Biology have opened up nominations for their School Biology Teacher of the Year Award.If you know a teacher who is currently working with students aged 11-18 years old; teaching...

Grant scheme for enriching mathematics teaching now open

The Royal Institution is offering UK state schools grants of up to £500 to host a mathematics enrichment and enhancement activity for their teachers and students.Funded by the Clothworkers’ Foundation, the scheme is designed to integrate mathematics activities (such as shows, talks and workshops) into school practice and to support teachers’...

EngineeringUK needs your help

EngineeringUK is conducting a survey for teachers and students to better understand their needs with regards to Engineering outreach (and STEM outreach more broadly).EngineeringUK is a not for profit organisation, which works in partnership with the engineering community to promote the vital role of engineers and engineering to society. They are...

See the latest organisation to join our STEM Insight programme

You are probably familiar with computer networks as the cables, switches and network-card equipped computers in your classroom. These in turn are physically joined to other computers and switches and, ultimately, to the internet.Star, bus and ring topologies are taught in the computer science curriculum, resembling those found in textbooks for...

The Cisco Little BIG Awards 2016-17!

We use the internet every day: on our computers, on tablets and mobile phones. But even today less than 1% of all things are connected to the internet.So what happens when your microwave, your central heating, your car, or even maybe your school workbooks are connected too?Taking part in the Little BIG Awards is a chance to show us how you think...

Display your talents

Do you have a classroom display that you’re particularly proud of? You could be in with the chance of winning £200 worth of the vouchers of your choice!We’ve launched a new competition for teachers to submit entries of their classroom displays. Entries can be submitted via one of these two community groups – Classroom Displays – Primary or...

I’m an engineer get me out of here 2016!

I’m an Engineer Get me out of Here is back after a great summer!The free, online event returns for the Autumn to give your students the opportunity to interact and learn from real engineers. In an X Factor-style competition between engineers, students will act as the judges.All the students need to do is...

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