How we're helping teachers to support pupils living with disadvantage

 

Despite the attainment gap narrowing over the last 20 years in England, the gap between pupils living with disadvantage and their more privileged peers remains stark.  The Education Policy Institute’s annual report (2020) found that the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their...

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Together we recycle

Recycle Week is a celebration of recycling, running 21 to 27 September 2020.

Organised by WRAP under the Recycle Now project, this year’s theme is ‘thank the nation for continuing to recycle despite the challenges 2020 has presented, under the banner 'Together - We Recycle'. Recognising the sacrifices that everyone has made to keep...

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Don’t let exams define you, let real people help refine you

How hearing from and meeting STEM Ambassadors can send a truly positive message to young people right now.

“My mom always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.” 

This famous quote from the film Forrest Gump attempts to dispense...

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Sharpen your remote teaching in science skills

We are concerned by the ongoing and serious impact of COVID-19 on the education system. We know that school leaders and teachers are doing everything they can to maintain high-quality and safe educational provision in the face of complex and fast-moving conditions.Wednesday’s papers and discussion on yesterday’s BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast told of...

Supporting Mathematics GCSE resits in Further Education

STEM Learning is seeking expressions of interest from FE colleges to take part in a pilot project to support the teaching and learning of GCSE mathematics resits. Successful applicantswill engage in this new pilot project which seeks to build an evidence base, focused on demonstrating what works to improve confidence in mathematical...

Nuffield Research Placements to be delivered by STEM Learning in partnership with the Nuffield Foundation

Nuffield Research Placements give young people from disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to gain STEM skills and confidence by undertaking active research projects in their summer holidays. The Nuffield Foundation developed this flagship programme over the last 24 years, and an independent evaluation has shown a range of benefits for students...

The effectiveness of remote and blended teacher education

University of Birmingham and CUREE explore the evidence By Nick Howarth Pulleyn STEM Learning delivers high-impact continuing professional development (CPD) and introduced intensive (synchronous) remote delivery in response to COVID-19.We commissioned a rapid review to assess the academic evidence on the effectiveness of remote and...

One Million Interactions space initiative

This World Space Week, we are celebrating the ongoing work STEM Ambassadors are doing through the One Million Interactions space initiative.  The initiative aims to get space professionals engaging with young people each year and in the UK space is a fast growing sector, with space launch sites being built,...

How we continue to learn after lockdown and into 2021

Remote home learning, business collaborations through Project ENTHUSE, and how STEM Ambassadors are engaging young people living with disadvantage, were all key points of a thought-provoking and animated discussion at our online business breakfast event in September: ‘Emerging from Lockdown – how can we continue to support our schools’.More than...

50+ STEM activities for any classroom

We have created an amazing list of 50+ STEM activities for schools, allowing primary and secondary children the chance to participate with very little equipment.  All activities can be easily carried out by any member of staff, families, Club leaders and STEM Ambassadors and in any classroom or home setting,...

Possible signs of life detected in the atmosphere of Venus

Although the conditions on the surface of Venus are extremely harsh, and unlikely to support life, scientists have speculated since the 1960s about the possibility of life in the atmosphere of the planet.  At a height between around 50 to 60 km above the surface, pressures and temperatures are low enough that microorganisms could exist,...

Starters for Science

When the primary team at STEM Learning first heard that schools were having to close to the majority of pupils, we put our heads together and thought, what will schools and parents find useful for home learning? We decided to produce something that was easy to resource, easy to explain and something that children could mainly do on their own. We...

Accredited professional development pathways for teachers

As part of our support for teachers at every stage of their career, we have launched accredited professional development pathways to guide you through our programme of support.Ideal for early career teachers and those who are in a leadership role, these pathways are designed to give you the knowledge and confidence to teach science effectively in...

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