Manette Carroll

My STEM story: five years on

I first stepped foot in the National STEM Learning Centre in December 2012, and I haven’t looked back since.

Back in 2012, I travelled from Germany with a colleague to undertake the 'Extending the Role of the Science Subject Leader' CPD. At the time, I had been involved in a bullying investigation in which a colleague...

SMILE project

Overcoming historic loneliness: recollections of SMILE

SMILE (Secondary Mathematics Individualised Learning Experiment) was a teacher-led curriculum development project. It began in 1972 and was committed to attainment teaching, teacher creativity and an investigative, problem-solving education.

Although based in London and supported by the Inner London Education Authority...

Online resources

Top 10 most popular secondary mathematics resources of 2017

Here at STEM Learning, we’ve been looking at the most popular secondary mathematics resources hosted on our site, as decided by UK-based teachers.

We are excited to reveal, in a true ‘Top of the Pops’ style, a run-down of the top ten of our most downloaded resource collections of 2017.

Number 10: Subtangent

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Don’t forget to enter the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge

The deadline for entering the Ultimate STEM Challenge is fast approaching, make sure you enter your team before the 12 January 2018.Now in its fourth year of running, the Ultimate STEM Challenge aims to build confidence and team working skills in students. It is also the perfect way to inspire students with STEM careers.This year’s theme is ‘My...

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 14 February 2018The Polar Explorer grant award is open to all state-funded 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...

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...

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