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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The 2016 Ultimate STEM Challenge launched today

Today BP have announced the launch of their annual competition – the Ultimate STEM Challenge.In its third year, the Ultimate STEM Challenge is run in partnership with STEM Learning and the Science Museum. The competition invites young people aged 11 to 14 across the UK to put their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills to...

GCSE results announced

Today thousands of students around the UK are receiving their GCSE results. While the overall results have taken a slight dip on the 2015 results, there are positives in the STEM subjects.Number of students taking science increasesbiology is up by an additional 4,900 studentschemistry increases by 7,600physics rises by 6,100and science has...

QinetiQ give us their insight

Experts in defence, aerospace and security, QinetiQ, have teamed up with us on our STEM Insight programme to give teachers an insight into the inner workings and roles of their organisation.Keen to help teachers encourage students into the study of STEM subjects, the STEM Insight programme is designed to give teachers a placement in either...

A level results released across the UK

Students across the UK are receiving their A level results today, and starting their journey on to University or the world of work – and their teachers and technicians are also celebrating or commiserating with them.This year, a record number of University places have been offered to students. So far 424,000 students have been accepted into...

STEM Learning apprentice wins Microsoft Marketing Apprentice of the Year award

We are delighted to announce that Joanne Woolley, Marketing and PR Trainee, has won the sales and marketing category at the Microsoft Apprentice of the Year awards.The awards, announced yesterday at a prestigious event at Microsoft’s UK headquarters in Reading, celebrate the talents of young people who have completed a Microsoft certified...

2016 STEM Inspiration Awards now open!

The STEM Inspiration Awards are now open and are designed to recognise the UK’s most dedicated and inspirational people motivating young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.The winners in six award categories will be announced at the annual STEM Inspiration Awards ceremony, at the House of Lords, hosted by...

STEMNET and STEM Learning confirm the completion of merger

STEMNET and STEM Learning are delighted to confirm the completion of a merger of their activities in STEM inspiration.From the 1 August 2016, the STEM Ambassador Programme and the  STEM Clubs programme will be coordinated and delivered by STEM Learning, with the STEMNET charity playing a new role as a supporter of these activities....

Who is your design and technology hero?

What are the products that have changed our lives? What are the technologies that have had the greatest impacts on society and industry?If you have an answer to any of those questions, support the Design and Technology Heroes campaign by using #DandTHeroes and sending a picture of your person, product or object to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook....

Could your students be the experts to cure cancer?

Cancer research is one of many of the University of Glasgow’s focuses. Using the latest technology and research, the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Science (MVLS) recently developed a drug that targets critical proteins and kills Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia cells.The results from their research also has potential for other cancers such as...

Applications for Science on Stage 2017 now open

Science on Stage is a large European educational fair which will be held in Hungary on 29 June – 2 July 2017 and applications for Science on Stage UK are currently open.This festival in Hungary provides teachers of STEM subjects with the opportunity to present a project or experiment that they have been involved in and to share their ideas with...


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