How we can support the wellbeing of teachers and technicians

The autumn term is always a long and tiring one. This year is especially challenging, as schools adapt to providing a high quality of education in the current climate with the additional concern about pupil and staff wellbeing - the latter in terms of the increased workload that teachers are currently facing.

There are many...

How we're helping teachers to support pupils living with disadvantage

 

Despite the attainment gap narrowing over the last 20 years in England, the gap between pupils living with disadvantage and their more privileged peers remains stark.  The Education Policy Institute’s annual report (2020) found that the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their...

Rosalind Franklin - superhero with x-ray eyes

Rosalind Elsie Franklin, a STEM role model before STEM was even spoken about, continues to inspire a new generation of young people, having been immortalised on a 50p coin.

When we think of Notting Hill, West London, most would name the famous carnival, or the Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts romcom. Few would mention the...

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ENTHUSE Celebration Award winners announced 10 December

 We will be delighted to announce the winners for our 2020 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards on Thursday 10 December at 4pm. These awards are a yearly event, recognising the schools, teachers and technicians who have gone the extra mile to inspire their students and develop their own professional practice. Given the outstanding work of so...

A Mars encounter of a virtual kind

The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres is leading the celebrations for this year's National Astronomy Week, with a series of online events for schools and families.This year’s National Astronomy Week is online, bringing many researchers and professionals together, with a full schedule of online events to choose from.The...

Sharpen your remote teaching in science skills

We are concerned by the ongoing and serious impact of COVID-19 on the education system. We know that school leaders and teachers are doing everything they can to maintain high-quality and safe educational provision in the face of complex and fast-moving conditions.Wednesday’s papers and discussion on yesterday’s BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast told of...

Starters for STEM

When the primary team at STEM Learning first heard that schools were having to close to the majority of pupils, we put our heads together and thought, what will schools and parents find useful for home learning? We decided to produce something that was easy to resource, easy to explain and something that children could mainly do on their own. We...

Kicking off Summer of STEM Week 3

Make up a dance routine, design your own sports kit and tell us how you’d improve the features of a bicycle! It’s week 3 of Summer of STEM and the focus is on sport and keeping active.Summer of STEM offers themed activities for the summer, for families with children from primary up to 14 years of age. This week, from Monday 17th August,...

STEM Learning presents: exploding rainbows!

Bring some colour into your science home learning by creating an exploding rainbow!In our newest home learning video, science teacher and STEM Ambassador Leonie Briggs presents a step-by-step guide to making an exploding rainbow (safely), using everyday household items that cause a chemical reaction.All that’s needed for this easy and enjoyable...

CITB and Build UK partner with the STEM Ambassador programme

We’re excited to announce our new collaboration with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and Build UK.By joining forces, we aim to showcase the amazing career opportunities in construction and inspire young people to work in the industry.  The new STEM Ambassador ‘Construction and Built Environment’ scheme will play a crucial...

Blast off with Week 2 of Summer of STEM

Explore missions to Mars, make your own (edible) meteorites, and build a lunar lander as part of our space-themed Week 2 of Summer of STEM.Planetary scientist Suzie Imber is helping to launch (pun intended) the theme of space for Week 2, which begins on 3 August. We’re getting a headstart to include NASA’s launch of the Perseverance Rover to Mars...

Success for STEM Clubs Week 2020

We have been overwhelmed by the amazing response from educators, STEM Ambassadors, students and parents for this year’s STEM Clubs Week. Our sustainability themed week ran from the 22 to 26 June, with a different daily theme; clean air, water and sanitation, sustainable energy, sustainable food, sustainable materials and construction.We...

Summer schools for newly and recently qualified teachers

We are excited to announce that we have launched a range of summer schools that will take place in August, designed specifically for new and recently qualified teachers or those who have little or no experience in teaching a particular subject.These will span all key stages and cover a range of topics, including creating an engaging science lesson...

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