National Coding Week: if I had a time machine…

On day 5 of #nationalcodingweek, expert computing teachers share the one piece of advice they would give to their former selves before teaching coding for the first time.

Two Computing at School leaders agree on their key time-travel message. Lecturer Miles Berry suggests you should “Make more time for reading code” to...

Is coding an enigma?

To celebrate National Coding Week, we chatted to the development team at Code Enigma who shared some of their favourite coding tips.

Don’t crystal ball. In other words don’t try and guess every possible improvement your client might need. If you prefer that as an acronym, YAGNI (you aren’t going to need...

Hearing is believing for an acoustics specialist at Atkins

Vicky Stewart is an acoustics specialist and STEM Ambassador at Atkins, one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We chatted to her about her role in inspiring young people to pursue STEM subjects, and how this has benefited her and her...

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Girls’ take-up of AS-level physics improves faster in SPN schools

Progression to AS-level physics among girls is increasing at double the rate in schools that are part of the Institute’s Stimulating Physics Network (SPN) compared to non-SPN schools.In 2013/14, schools that joined the project in the previous year saw girls’ progression to AS physics go up by 7.6%, compared to just 3.5% in schools that are not...

School Biology Teacher of the Year Award

The School Biology Teacher of the Year Award is open to all teachers who are working with students aged 11-18 years old, teaching pre-university level biology programmes of study, currently employed in a UK based school or college. The 2015/16 award is now open for nominations. This year's winner will receive £500 for themselves and £500...

The Wellcome Trust launch primary school version of Questions for Governors

The Wellcome Trust are thrilled to inform that this month saw the launch of the new primary school version of the Questions for Governors website. This release comes hoping that their free online resource will prove helpful and informative for those that use it as well as easy to navigate. The questions found within the framework can help...

Join Rising Stars and the National Science Learning Centre for free online science CPD

The National Science Learning Centre, along with Rising Stars, are hosting a free online CPD webinar on Wednesday 4 November. This webinar will explain what ‘working scientifically’ means in the new curriculum and will provide practical activities to support you in the classroom. All attendees of the webinar will receive a CPD certificate of...

The Royal Institution has opened a mathematics grant scheme for UK schools

Grant scheme for enriching mathematics teaching now open!The Royal Institution and the Clothworkers’ Foundation are offering UK schools grants of up to £500 to host a show, talk, workshop, challenge or other mathematics activity to supplement their students' classroom activities. Grants of up to £500 are being offered to eligible state-funded...

News roundup from National Science Learning Network and the National STEM Centre | Autumn 2015

Now we are into the Autumn school term, we can look back on a busy and productive summer period for the National Science Learning Network, the National STEM Centre and Project ENTHUSE. Our recent impact report was very well-received and shows how the work we have done over the past ten years, supported by our valuable network of government...

October's free Physics CPD from the Stimulating Physics Network

The Institute of Physics and the National Science Learning Network work in partnership to run a support network for teachers and pupils of physics. We're known as the Stimulating Physics Network. As we’re funded by the Department of Education, our workshops are run at no cost to schools or participants.  Find a workshop near you in...

Free online CPD

The National Science Learning Network has high quality, free, online professional development delivered by world-leading experts. We have supported nearly 10,000 UK teachers so far in 2014/15.Register your interest now:Managing Behaviour for LearningTransform your classroom by making small shifts in your own behaviour. Paul Dix, a leading voice in...

BLOODHOUND SSC World Debut

The BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car will make its World Debut this weekend at Canary Wharf, which will include an amazing display of engineering, driving simulators and support vehicles on show. It is a two-day free public event taking place on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 September. The 135,000 thrust hp land speed racer will be presented in record...

National Science Learning Network receives prominent mention in TES

Last week, at a high profile forum at the Wellcome Trust in London, the National Science Learning Network revealed its Impact report on ten years of supporting teachers.The new report outlines five key lessons that the Network has learned from a decade of supporting STEM teachers, and summarises evaluative evidence of the impact of the...

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