Core Maths: the story so far

In the 2017 autumn budget the government announced that schools and colleges will get £600 for every extra student who studies mathematics post-16. The ‘advanced maths premium’ applies to all level three maths provision. So as well as funding for additional students studying AS and A level mathematics, further mathematics and...

Educating the next generation: my STEM Ambassador experience

I have been a STEM Ambassador for over twenty five years and have enjoyed every single minute of it. 

In 2017, I was awarded and MBE for my outreach work, which was a huge shock and surprise to me. 

Even though I have retired from fulltime employment, it does not mean that my passion for...

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How to land science’s most extreme and unusual roles

The great thing about the various branches of science is the sheer number of fields from which to delve into. From biological study and formal logic to any number of natural phenomena, there’s an incredible breadth and depth to scientific subjects.

Naturally then, there’s a whole host of jobs and occupations that go beyond...

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National Numeracy Day

It seems strange that many people seem happy to admit in public that they are not numbers people. Numbers play such a big part in all of our lives. From household budgeting, to shopping, cooking, planning a journey or working out our team’s chance of winning the league. We all use numbers every day. Despite this, one in every two ...

A day on neuroscience: learning, creativity and consciousness

Join The Weekend University on Sunday 29 April for a full day of talks from some of the UK's leading psychologists and university professors.Taking place at Birkbeck University of London, this day will feature talks on neuroscience, including lectures on:neuroscience and creativity – Professor Vincent Walsh, UCLthe neuroscience of learning – Dr...

Innovating your curriculum: the future of making in design and technology

It can be hard to show students how what they’re learning in the classroom relates to the real world. Learning for the sake of assessments can feel pointless both for teachers and students, creating a dull atmosphere in lessons. The trick is adapting your curriculum to demonstrate real-life design and technology through the ‘Future of...

Micro:bit CPD for design and technology coming to a venue near you this summer

The micro:bit, and its free online software, are a great way for design and technology departments to embed electronics in the curriculum.Its simple drag and drop coding platform allows students to quickly move from learning the basics of electronics, to creating their own prototype intelligent product, perfect for creating electronic projects in...

Primary STEM conferences: you have what it takes

In June, the National STEM Learning Centre in York is hosting the annual science, mathematics and computing conferences to support your teaching.Whether you are looking for support with teaching coding, ways of linking science to the rest of the curriculum or simply looking for new inspiration for your lessons, we have something for you. Each...

Teacher David Hainsworth recognised at the Design and Technology Association Excellence Awards

STEM Learning was delighted to sponsor a category in the recent Design and Technology Association Excellence Awards: the STEM Learning Award for Development of STEM Learning Opportunities.The awards gave professional recognition to individuals nominated by their colleagues for their unique work in design and technology education across the...

Take the TDI Challenge

Submit your students' work to the Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge and you could win £2,000 to spend on design and technology equipment.The MTA's TDI Challenge exists to help teachers and lecturers promote the great work of their design and technology and engineering students and to celebrate the creativity and innovation taking...

STEM Learning’s CEO, Yvonne Baker, to chair the Women in STEM Conference

Building upon the great success of last year’s conference, this year’s highly anticipated Annual Women in STEM Conference returns on 22 May 2018 in Central London.With considerable demand to attend, the 2018 conference will provide a vital opportunity for all education providers and employers across the STEM landscape to examine how to effectively...

Connect your classroom live to the Arctic

Schools can join XL Catlin Arctic Live, the northernmost live education event from the UK Arctic Research Station in Svalbard, at 79 degrees north, kicking off May 1.This is a unique opportunity for teachers to complement the Polar Explorer programme for students across all key stages.  Classes will get first hand access to an extreme...

ENTHUSE Partnerships: nurturing the innovators of the future

In collaboration with GSK, we have announced a pilot of six new fully funded GSK ENTHUSE Partnerships, bringing much-needed support to groups of schools around the UK.STEM Learning and GSK are committed to encouraging more pupils, from all backgrounds, to progress in STEM studies and careers; supporting social mobility and underpinning the UK...

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