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Ofsted’s focus on behaviour

Ofsted’s new framework includes behaviour as a separate judgement. How should schools respond to this?

I spoke to the DfE’s behaviour advisor Tom Bennett, who provides guidance to participants on our online course Managing behaviour for learning, about how he feels a school leadership team should...

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Off to a flying start: the benefits of taking part in STEM competitions

Neil Wright is a design and technology teacher at William Far School in Welton, Lincolnshire. For the first time last year, he offered Year 9 students the opportunity to take part in a hands-on STEM competition. We chatted to Neil about his experience of getting involved and the impact this has had on his students.

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Science Capital: making science relevant

Many young people see science as irrelevant to them, as the academic nature of much of the science taught in secondary schools appears to be geared towards those who are going to end up wearing white coats in labs or being doctors. Or at least that’s how it can be perceived, not just by young people, but their families as well...

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Speak to ESA astronaut Tim Peake at the ESERO-UK conferences

ESA astronaut Tim Peake will be joining ESERO-UK’s two careers-themed conferences, held alongside the UK Space Conference.Organised by the European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO-UK), teachers will have the chance to hear from a careers panel from the space industry, take part in hands-on activities using space as a context and get the...

A year of partnerships and growth: new impact report released

Our mission is to improve lives through education, to ensure that every young person across the UK can access the world-leading STEM education they deserve.Partnership is fundamental to how we work at STEM Learning – openness to collaboration has enabled us to grow. The past year has seen extraordinary growth made possible by working with an ever-...

2019 STEM Inspiration Awards: celebrating outstanding individuals, organisations and clubs

The 2019 STEM Inspiration Awards are now open for applications and aim to celebrate individuals, organisations and clubs working to inspire young people in STEM subjects.Do you know a STEM Ambassador whose enthusiasm for their subject is infectious? A unique STEM Club working in the community, or an outstanding project which increases access and...

Worley joins the ENTHUSE Alliance

Worley is the latest company to join the unique alliance of organisations supporting ENTHUSE Partnerships, providing much-needed support for schools across the UK.With a heritage spanning more than 60 years, Worley delivers projects, provides expertise in engineering, procurement and construction and offers a wide range of consulting and advisory...

Best in UK STEM teaching recognised at the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards

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...

New competition seeks stories celebrating the magic of UK nature

The UK’s most ambitious conservation project is asking the public to grab their cameras and share the nature that lives around them.The Back from the Brink Film and Photography Competition is seeking entries from across the UK to tell the story of the nation’s wildlife and environments. From rock pools to ponds, balconies to back gardens, fields...

ENTHUSE Partnerships: inspiring girls into STEM

To coincide with International Women in Engineering Day, STEM Learning welcomed schools and colleges from across the UK to the National STEM Learning Centre to launch 13 new ENTHUSE Partnerships, specifically aimed at tackling the inequalities in gender representation in STEM subjects in their schools.ENTHUSE Partnerships bring schools and...

Celebrate your achievements and share your STEM story

As the 2018-19 academic year draws to a close, we’re looking to celebrate the amazing things that have been achieved this year.This academic year has been big for us at STEM Learning. We’ve teamed up with Raspberry Pi and BCS to launch the new National Centre for Computing Education, run our first STEM Technicians Festival and celebrated our...

Maths Inspiration and AMSP launch joint summer shows

Maths Inspiration is a national programme of interactive maths lecture shows for teenagers. This summer they have teamed up with the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme to present shows in five venues across the UK: Edinburgh, Lincoln, Liverpool, London and Portsmouth.The aim is to give 14-16 year olds a chance to experience the UK's most...

Help Ofqual evaluate reformed qualifications

Mathematics and design and technology teachers are invited to take part in workshops with Ofqual to evaluate the impact of reformed qualifications.Ofqual, the regulator of qualifications, examinations and assessments in England, is calling for teachers from across the country to attend workshops to offer their perspectives on the assessment of the...

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