All Saints RC School

Achieving good practical science through extended projects

Last year the Gatsby Charitable Foundation launched Good Practical Science, a new report outlining ten benchmarks for secondary schools to transform practical science education in England.

The report, led by Sir John Holman, a chemist, former headteacher and senior advisor to the Foundation, provides recommendations to...

Magna Carta School

What does good technical support look like in a science department?

Some schools and colleges may believe that delivering good technical support to the science department is purely supplementary: technicians ensure teachers have all the equipment that they need, know exactly what they're going to do with it and feel confident that they know the experiment they're going to carry out is going to work...

Coventry University Scarborough

Access to Higher Education: a story of success in STEM

I work for Coventry University Scarborough as a tutor in health and human sciences. Our course is an Access to Higher Education route that, upon completion, will lead students onto a health or science-based degree at university.

My role involves all aspects of teaching for the course, including human biology and the...

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Celebrating success: GCSE results announced

Today, hundreds of thousands of students across the UK are celebrating after receiving their GCSE results.Figures show there were more than five million entries in GCSEs in England this year, up 0.9% on last year, despite a decrease in the number of 16-year-olds in the population.Following on from the introduction of reformed maths and English...

Inspiring the next generation on an international scale

In June, Ford Motor Company Material Planning and Logistics employees Darren Bull and Colin Foley travelled to Estonia to be main hosts for the Estonian International Open Championships 2018 for the First LEGO League.The First LEGO League challenges students to think like scientists and engineers. Guided by adult coaches, teams must research a...

The Big Bang Competition now open for entries

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition aims to recognise and reward young people’s achievements in all areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).This competition invites young people aged 11-18 to showcase their STEM projects. Whether the project is brand new or has been completed as part of another competition...

Hillcroft Primary School, Pfizer and STEM Learning: working together to encourage young people into science careers

Hillcroft Primary School in Surrey has partnered with STEM Learning (London and the South East England STEM Ambassador Hub) and leading global biopharmaceutical company Pfizer to inspire young people with the world of STEM careers.Working with the school’s science teachers, trained Pfizer STEM Ambassadors have delivered its flagship ‘Science in a...

Sparking interest in science with Big Bang events

Fun-filled exhibits, interactive workshops and a wide range of careers information from local and national employers are all taking place in schools and communities from July.Designed to get students excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects, Big Bang Near Me is a programme of UK-wide events. The London events are...

Sisters are doing it for STEMselves

Two Teesside sisters have bucked the trend of women in STEM by climbing the ladder in both the science and engineering sectors.Statistics show that women make up only 12% of all STEM employees in the UK, yet 18-year-old Klaudia Robinson from Hartlepool, swapped her childhood dream of becoming a hairdresser for a career in engineering, thanks to an...

Showcase your STEM projects on an international stage

Do you have an innovative, inspiring teaching approach or project that you would like to share with your peers? Would you like to represent UK STEM teachers on an international stage?Science on Stage, the biennial European STEM event “from teachers, for teachers,” is now accepting applications for UK delegates.The festival gives STEM teachers and...

A day on neuroscience: learning, creativity and consciousness

Join The Weekend University on Sunday 29 April 2018 for a full day of talks from some of the UK's leading psychologists and university professors.Taking place at Birkbeck University of London, this day will feature talks on neuroscience, including lectures on:neuroscience and creativity – Professor Vincent Walsh, UCLthe neuroscience of learning –...

£15,000 available to highlight science and technology achievements

The Science and Technology Facilities (STFC) Council’s Public Engagement Spark Awards have returned.Awards of up to £15,000 are available to schools and STFC scientists and engineers, facility users, museums, science communicators, and amateur astronomy groups to:encourage and support high-quality public engagement activities that highlight STFC’s...

Let Teachers SHINE: £15,000 grants available to help your students

SHINE’s Let Teachers SHINE competition is offering up to £15,000 to teachers who have brilliant ideas to help disadvantaged children succeed in English, maths or science.If you’re a creative, passionate teacher who has an exciting new idea that will really make a difference, then the Let Teachers SHINE competition for you.Open to any qualified,...

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