Celebrating sisterhood

A day of celebrations: playing a part in inspiring the next generation

Even from a young age, it’s essential that students are aware of the career paths and opportunities available to them. It is especially important for girls to feel empowered and able to pursue their dream career, and I was honoured to play a small part in that. 

A Sheffield primary school, Hatfield...

Are technicians invisible?

Are you a technician? Yes? Then you will know what a technician does. No? Then chances are you don’t know what a technician does. Why is this?

Technicians are highly skilled staff with diverse, complex and specialist roles. In higher education they are often the first port of call for both staff and...

Teaching biology

Is it ever OK to admit you find teaching biology difficult?

Chatting with a colleague the other day, I had one of those light bulb moments. She said how difficult it was for her to admit that she found teaching biology difficult.

As a degree qualified chemist with industry experience, she had subject expertise and plenty of ideas for teaching chemistry and...

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How you can get involved with Number Day 2017

On 3 February 2017, the NSPCC’s national fundraising event, Number Day, will be taking place.Number Day provides a fantastic opportunity to celebrate mathematics, as well as raise money for charity.Taking place every year, there are plenty of ways to get involved. Whether you dedicate a full day to mathematics events or organise a variety of fun,...

PISA and TIMSS conferences

The UCL Institute of Education, along with the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCTEM) and the National STEM Learning Network, is hosting a series of regional conferences/workshops on the PISA and TIMSS studies. The reports on PISA 2015 and TIMSS 2015, both of which were produced by teams at the IOE on behalf of...

Are you attending Bett 2017?

On 25-28 January 2017, the National STEM Learning Network will be attending the 2017 Bett Show. At this year's event we will be showcasing a range of exciting new opportunities and offerings to support STEM education. This will include presenting our online resource collection via our website and our range of subject-specifc...

STEM Inspiration Award winners head to CERN

This week the winners of the 2016 STEM Inspiration Awards will be heading to CERN - arguably the most famous research facility in the world.Home of the world-famous Large Hadron Collider, CERN is the site of the discovery of the so-called ‘God particle’ - or Higgs boson. This unique site uses some of the world's most complex scientific instruments...

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 and colleges, use code SEC100VAT when booking to get 100% off...

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 the UK are invited to take part in CSI: Litter Challenge. The CSI: Litter Challenge is a project...

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