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...

Northern lights and geysers: the wonders of Iceland

The Iceland STEM study visit is a unique opportunity to be inspired by the wonders of the country in a STEM context.

Through talks from leading researchers in their fields, carrying out a mini-STEM project, seeing real-life examples of “difficult to teach” contexts and through sharing ideas with other...

ENTHUSE Celebration Awards 2016: an interview with winner Rose Russell

ENTHUSE Celebration Awards recognise the impact teachers, technicians and support staff have on their students as a result of professional development delivered across our network.

A key milestone within the academic year, shortlisted schools and individuals are invited to a high profile dinner where...

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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...

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...

Impact of the National STEM Learning Network

Over the years we have made a significant, positive impact on participants, schools and colleges, and ultimately young people across the UK.Verified by evaluations, this positive impact is evident in our CPD, resources and through our network of STEM Ambassadors.Impact of intensive CPD at the National STEM Learning CentreIn the academic year 2015-...

Longitude Explorer Prize: get your students involved in the challenge

On 9 January 2017, this year’s Longitude Explorer Prize was launched. Aimed at secondary school students and run by Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre and IBM, the prize is looking for innovative, practical solutions that use the Internet of Things to improve the health and well-being of people in the UK.Areas of particular interest include...

Leadership CPD to get 2017 off to a good start

Still looking for a New Year’s resolution? We have a fantastic suite of ‘new and aspiring’ leadership courses for you and your school, a great way to start the New Year.With pupil numbers on the rise, the need and importance of having high-quality leaders is growing year on year, making it essential to encourage more people into a leadership role....

Get creative: classroom displays competition reopened

Last term, we ran a competition asking people to share photos of their STEM-related classroom displays.This competition was so popular and received so many fantastic entries that we have decided to run it again this term!By entering this competition you could be one of six people to win £100 worth of gift vouchers. Not only this, your entries...

First Lego League UK and Ireland: opportunities to get involved

First Lego League (FLL) is an international science and technology competition with over 250,000 young people taking part each year.This competition aims to inspire young people to discover and love STEM, whilst teaching them valuable life skills that are crucial for their future careers.Working in teams of up to ten with a supporting adult coach...

Winners of the classroom displays competition announced

In September 2016, the National STEM Learning Network launched a competition asking teachers to share photos of the classroom displays they’re particularly proud of.Teachers were tasked with sharing a photo of their display and the resources they used to create it, enabling other teachers to be inspired and replicate these ideas in their own...

What is the future of Initial Teacher Education in England?

On Thursday 2 March 2017, the Westminster Education Forum is hosting a seminar looking at the future of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in England and the future for Qualified Teacher Status.Following the publication of ‘A framework of core content for ITT’, this is a great opportunity for key policymakers and stakeholders to come together and...

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