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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Founding Director of the National STEM Learning Centre receives honorary degree

STEM Learning are delighted to announce that Professor Sir John Holman was one of 13 people to receive an honorary degree from the University of York last week. These 13 received honorary doctorates at the Universities graduation ceremonies, which took place on 13, 14 and 15 July.Honorary degrees are given to those who have made a significant...

Online design and technology CPD for the summer

For anyone with a spare few minutes over the summer, here are some free online courses that the design and technology STEM Learning team are planning to try out. Why not join us?Innovation: the fashion industryThis CPD is designed by the University of Leeds, in partnership with Marks and Spencer. Discover how M&S drives innovation, bringing...

College of Teaching look to appoint eight classroom teachers as trustees

The College of Teaching, the new independent and voluntary body for the teaching profession, is seeking to appoint eight classroom teachers to join its governing body as trustees from the Autumn term.The appointed teachers will be involved in leading and governing the organisation as the College prepares to open membership to teachers...

Sign up to be the first to know about BP's Ultimate STEM Challenge!

BP will be launching the Ultimate STEM Challenge for a third year on 1 September 2016.The competition invites students aged 11 to 14 across the UK to solve real-world challenges and compete for some exciting new prizes!Past challenges have been very successful with many students coming up with some amazing ideas and solutions. You can...

Using STEM research conference

Thank you to everyone who made our recent conference, Using STEM Research, a success. The conference featured a series of discussions and workshops based on papers submitted by academics and researchers and school ‘case studies’ provided by teacher participants interested in STEM education and research.It was a hugely useful and enjoyable...

Can you connect the unconnected?

Cisco is inviting schools to take part in the Little BIG Awards to let them know how you think your life could be made better by connecting everyday things together.The award is a STEM-based challenge run by Cisco in collaboration with the STEM Ambassador programme. It is aimed at 11-14 year-olds in schools across the UK, who are invited to...

ENTHUSE Celebration Awards rewards exceptional contributions to science education

The winners of the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards 2016 were announced at a prestigious ceremony at the Wellcome Trust in London.The ENTHUSE Awards recognise outstanding teaching professionals and the effect they have on their pupils, their colleagues and the wider school. Seven teachers and technicians, who have all had a significant impact on the...

Government announces plans to overhall of further education

Tens of thousands of vocational courses are due to be replaced with 15 "routes" designed to guide young people into skilled employment.On Friday 8 July Skills Minister Nick Boles published the Post-16 Skills Plan, based on recommendations from a recent report by Lord Sainsbury. In his report, Report of the Independent Panel on Technical Education...

STEM Insight: join the nationwide drive to improve careers education

Teachers and support staff play a vital role in supporting and encouraging their students throughout their education. Ensuring all students are well informed about the range of career and study paths is a crucial aspect of inspiring students’ enthusiasm for their subject.A series of reports in recent years detailed the need for improved careers...

World Teach In returns for its third year

World Teach In is a two day STEM CPD event for primary and secondary teachers.Now in its third year, each day promises inspiring talks and practical workshops from leading STEM education experts such as Professor Robert Winston, Professor Alice Roberts, and scientist and presenter Fran Scott.World Teach In will be taking place on Wednesday 21...

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