Festive fractal tree

Santa is 7. A turkey is 11. What is the value of a Christmas cracker?

After a long-term, it’s that time of year again when students begin to ask “Can we do something Christmassy this lesson?”

With the final autumn term assessments out of the way, it might be time to plan a Christmas themed lesson - but what to do? In my classroom, took the opportunity to explore Fractals.

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Trailblazer Apprenticeships

An insight into Trailblazer Apprenticeships

Trailblazer Apprenticeships are the new standards which are designed in collaboration with groups of employers; they are all about on-the-job training which really meets the needs of the particular occupation.

David Swinscoe, the Director of the Centre for Applied Sciences at City and Islington College,...

Studying maths

Finding Friedman numbers

Whether you’re a fan of Rachel Riley, Richard Whitely, Carol Vorderman or even the Des Lynam era - I’ve never met a maths teacher who isn’t a Countdown fan.

There are plenty of Countdown-style games to use in the maths classroom, such as this resource on the STEM Learning website. As a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT),...

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The Smallpeice Trust: programme of 2018 courses released

The Smallpeice Trust has released the first phase of their programme of residential courses for 2018.Over the last academic year, through 700 residential and STEM day programmes, The Smallpeice Trust helped more than 50,000 students to imagine the great things they were capable of achieving in STEM subjects.Following on from their success in the...

What the industrial strategy means for you

Last week, the Government released their Industrial Strategy: Building a Britain fit for the future. But what does it mean for you?Currently, around 40% of employers report a shortage of STEM graduates as being a key barrier to recruiting appropriate staff. Similarly, the number of students studying STEM-related courses reduces as they progress...

Get ready for spring with 100% discount on selected course fees

We’ve selected a handful of spring primary and secondary and FE courses that will get you set for 2018 and put a 100% discount offer on the activity fee to make it even easier to access our high quality CPD.PrimaryTo get 100% off the activity fee for the following primary CPD activities, use the discount code SPRING18PRI when booking. Take a look...

Government announces new careers strategy

Today the Government has released a new policy paper: ‘Careers strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents’.Focusing on four key elements, the paper unpacks the Government’s vision for a partnership between education, industry, government and partner organisations to raise the quality and diversity of careers advice for young people...

Calling all secondary schools: apply for the Polar Explorer grant award

Deadline for applications is 31st January 2018The Polar Explorer grant award is open to all secondary schools that wish to improve the transition in STEM subjects from primary to secondary using the Polar Explorer programme to underpin this. Secondary schools can apply for an award of £2,500, which aims to focus on the following four areas,...

Be celebrated for your impact: Design and Technology Association Excellence Awards

Do you know someone who has made a real impact on design, technology and engineering? Nominate them for a Design and Technology Association Excellence Award.The awards give professional recognition to individuals for their contribution to design and technology education.STEM Learning is pleased to announce the sponsorship of the 2018 Design and...

Inspire your students with the UK Junior Water Prize

We all want to inspire students to go further with their study of STEM subjects. This annual competition, organised by CIWEM, in partnership with the Stockholm International Water Institute, is the perfect way to do this.Aimed at students aged 15 to 20*, the UK Junior Water Prize inspires students to solve our biggest global environmental...

National Marine Aquarium grants programme

There has never been a more crucial time for a wider understanding of the oceans and the threats they face.Often the key to increasing awareness is to encourage smaller projects managed by individuals, community groups, schools, or other conservation charities. Such projects, however worthy, often face challenges in raising the small amounts of...

Exploring the culture of engineering in schools

"A new narrative around engineering in schools could present fulfilling opportunities for young people.”This is what Peter Finegold, Head of Education and Skills at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), said following the launch of a report into the culture of engineering in schools.The report, published by IMechE, investigates how...

Leading the way

With pupil numbers on the rise, the need and importance of having high-quality leaders is growing year on year, making it essential to encourage more people into a leadership role.So if you are new to leading a department, or are aspiring to become a head of department in the future, these courses are perfect to help you develop both your skills...

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