Dr Richard Spencer receives 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Award

Meet the winners of 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: Richard Spencer

Dr Richard Spencer, Head of Science at Middlesbrough College, and the winner of the 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Award for Excellence in STEM teaching –  Further Education category shares his experience about the difference the award has made to him, his school and pupils.

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Colin Louden receiving an ENTHUSE Celebration Award

Meet the winners of 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: Colin Louden

Colin Louden is Head of Science at Lisneal College, Londonderry, Northern Ireland and the winner of the 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Award for Excellence in STEM teaching – Secondary. We asked him about his experience of winning the award and what it meant to him, the school and the pupils.

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Encouraging teachers out of the classroom and into industry

An award winning teacher, Elaine Manton, was recently invited to Brussels to sit on a panel advising the European department of education about embedding STEM careers in teaching.Elaine, a teacher at Loreto Grammar School in Altrincham, said:“It was an honour to sit on this panel and discuss what needs to be done in classrooms across Europe to...

BBC Terrific Scientific: inspiring a generation

The National STEM Learning Network is proud to be a campaign champion of the BBC Terrific Scientific campaign.We will be lending ongoing support to the bold and ambitious new campaign from the BBC to inspire 9-11 year old pupils to engage with science through exciting, innovative and accessible mass-participation investigations.Through...

What’s coming up in the world of STEM?

The next few months are a busy time in the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.From lectures and conferences to awareness days and national events, there are plenty of ways to get involved and share your enthusiasm for all things STEM. What’s coming up?Library Lovers’ Month – FebruaryLibrary Lovers’ Month is a four week...

How you can get involved with Number Day 2017

On 3 February 2017, the NSPCC’s national fundraising event, Number Day, will be taking place.Number Day provides a fantastic opportunity to celebrate mathematics, as well as raise money for charity.Taking place every year, there are plenty of ways to get involved. Whether you dedicate a full day to mathematics events or organise a variety of fun,...

PISA and TIMSS conferences

The UCL Institute of Education, along with the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCTEM) and the National STEM Learning Network, is hosting a series of regional conferences/workshops on the PISA and TIMSS studies. The reports on PISA 2015 and TIMSS 2015, both of which were produced by teams at the IOE on behalf of...

Are you attending Bett 2017?

On 25-28 January 2017, the National STEM Learning Network will be attending the 2017 Bett Show. At this year's event we will be showcasing a range of exciting new opportunities and offerings to support STEM education. This will include presenting our online resource collection via our website and our range of subject-specifc...

STEM Inspiration Award winners head to CERN

This week the winners of the 2016 STEM Inspiration Awards will be heading to CERN - arguably the most famous research facility in the world.Home of the world-famous Large Hadron Collider, CERN is the site of the discovery of the so-called ‘God particle’ - or Higgs boson. This unique site uses some of the world's most complex scientific instruments...

The Chartered College of Teaching opens for membership

On 18 January 2017, the Chartered College of Teachers opened its membership.The Chartered College was set up to create world-class professional scholarship routes and is now inviting the UK’s teaching profession to join the organisation.Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive of the Chartered College said:“Together, we aim to build an authoritative,...

New project for primary schools in the north to boost STEM subjects

Primary schools in the north of England who are keen to raise aspirations and attainment in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in their school, are invited to apply for the Polar Explorer Programme – a new £1m government funded project, aiming to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.The project will use the...

Post-16 professional development, now with 100% discount

Take a look at our subject specific CPD that will support your teaching and ensure better engagement and attainment by students.For a limited time, we are offering a 100% discount* off the activity fee on the below CPD activities.Available to all teachers at state-funded schools and colleges, use code SEC100VAT when booking to get 100% off...

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