Best in UK STEM teaching recognised at the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards

Malemsbury Partnership - winners of the ENTHUSE Partnership of the year

The best in STEM teaching has been commended as the winners of the UK ENTHUSE Celebration Awards were recognised at a prestigious ceremony at the Royal Society in London. 

Teachers from across the UK came together to celebrate their phenomenal achievements in creating a world-leading STEM education for all young people. Many of the winners have used a mix of professional development, engagement with local employers and activities within their community to inspire their students.

Widening participation in STEM subjects was a particular focus, with BP awarding a prize for Contribution to Developing Science Capital and Social Mobility to Lydia Ahern from St Michael’s RC Primary School, Chatham.

STEM Learning’s Chief Executive Yvonne Baker, said: 

“The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards celebrate truly remarkable teachers who have worked tirelessly to inspire young people and build enthusiasm for STEM subjects. Many of this year’s winners have used a placement or partnership with local employers to enrich their teaching, bringing real world knowledge into the classroom, including cutting edge research and innovation that helps to prepare young people for the jobs of tomorrow. By investing in their own skills through professional development, these teachers ensure that the UK can offer the very best STEM education. Congratulations to each one of them on a very well deserved award.”

The ENTHUSE awards are open to everyone who has undertaken continuing professional development (CPD) at STEM Learning’s National STEM Learning Centre.

Based in York, the National STEM Learning Centre offers professional career development to teachers and other people teaching young people. The Centre combines state-of-the-art facilities with an extensive library and repository of resources to provide teachers with the highest standard of STEM education and careers support. 

ENTHUSE Celebration Award winners 2019

2019 ENTHUSE Award for Excellence in STEM teaching – Primary

  • Angie Macgregor, Castercliff Primary Academy (North of England and Wales)

  • Maria Madeley, Minety C of E Primary School (South of England and Wales)

  • Martin McKenna, Holy Cross Primary School (Scotland)

  • Marlena McCrory, Killyman Primary School (Northern Ireland)

2019 ENTHUSE Award for Excellence in STEM teaching – Secondary

  • James Bullous, The Polesworth School (North of England and Wales)

  • Lucy Spencer, The Deepings School (South of England and Wales)

  • Derek Boath, Monifieth High School (Scotland)

  • Ryan Curry, St Patrick’s College Dungannon (Northern Ireland)

2019 ENTHUSE Award for Excellence in STEM teaching – Post 16

  • Catrin Williams, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai (North of England and Wales)

  • Errol Simpson, The UCL Academy (South of England and Wales)

  • Orla Gallagher, St Columb’s College (Northern Ireland)

2019 ENTHUSE Award for Excellence in STEM teaching – technicians and support staff

  • Yvonne Heath-Wilson, The Discovery Academy (North of England and Wales)

  • Caroline Morgan, King Henry VIII Comprehensive School (South of England and Wales)

  • Dr Karthika Paranthaman, Boroughmuir High School (Scotland)

  • David Wilders, Strabane Academy (Northern Ireland) 

2019 ENTHUSE Award for School and College Leadership in STEM

  • Chris Wallis, Ashton Community Science College (North of England and Wales)

  • Emma Prentice, Hitchin Girls’ School (South of England and Wales)

  • Angela Barclay, Monifieth High School (Scotland – joint winner)

  • Mark McShane and Graham Armstrong, Kinross High School (Scotland – joint winner)

  • Michael Allen, Lisneal College (Northern Ireland – joint winner)

  • Dr Caroline Greer, Bloomfield Collegiate School (Northern Ireland – joint winner)

BP Award for Outstanding Contribution to Developing Science Capital and Social Mobility

  • Lydia Ahern, St Michael’s RC Primary

ENTHUSE Partnership of the year

  • Malmesbury Partnership, Wiltshire

Congratulations to each of our well-deserved winners!

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