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.

Many teachers go ‘above and beyond’ their...

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.

Winning the award in the category...

Amanda Watts, winner of the 2018 ENTHUSE Award for Excellence in STEM teaching – Technicians

Meet the winners of 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: Amanda Watts

Amanda Watts is Director of Science Support at Aldridge School, Walsall, West Midlands and the winner of the 2018 ENTHUSE Award for Excellence in STEM teaching – Technicians. She tells us about her career, the experience of winning the award and what it meant for her personally, the school and the pupils.

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Draw someone who works in industry

The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC) is celebrating 20 years since the creation of the Children Challenging Industry Programme.This programme aims to increase the aspirations of school children to become the scientists and engineers of the future by challenging perceptions, improving teachers’ knowledge and by helping children to...

Schools around the country celebrate prestigious Science Mark award

Science departments from around the country have been celebrating after being awarded with a prestigious Science Mark award.With three levels of award to choose from – Silver, Gold or Platinum – Science Mark aims to recognise and reward science departments that have been doing, and continue to do, amazing work for their school.Two of the...

Could you be the next winner of the School Biology Teacher of the Year Award?

Are you or do you know an amazing teacher of biology who deserves recognition? Why not nominate them for an award to recognise their talent and skill?The Royal Society of Biology have opened up nominations for their School Biology Teacher of the Year Award.If you know a teacher who is currently working with students aged 11-18 years old; teaching...

Applications for Science on Stage 2017 now open

Science on Stage is a large European educational fair which will be held in Hungary on 29 June – 2 July 2017 and applications for Science on Stage UK are currently open.This festival in Hungary provides teachers of STEM subjects with the opportunity to present a project or experiment that they have been involved in and to share their ideas with...

Royal Society summer exhibition

Looking for to be inspired this summer? From mosquitoes to antimatter, surgical robots to diamonds - the Royal Society's exhibition has something for everyone.The Royal Society's annual science exhibition will be running between 5-10 July at the Society's head quarters in London, and will explore cutting edge science and state of the art...

New BBC science campaign for UK primary schools to launch in 2017

BBC Learning are planning their next major education campaign to inspire 9-11 year olds with science.Launching in early 2017, the campaign will be designed to support the primary curriculum through a number of exciting, fun and interactive UK-wide science experiments. A range of classroom resources and videos will be available later this year....

Interact and engage with biology

The Royal Society of Biology are dedicated to engaging and encouraging people’s interest in biology and how it can contribute towards improving life for all.To help achieve this objective, they run a number of different education-related schemes and events. TalkBiology and the International Biology Olympiad are just two of the many discussion...

What makes an amazing school science technician?

This is the question that Simon Quinnell aims to answer in his most recent article in SecEd. Simon is the senior professional development leader for technicians at the National STEM Learning Centre in York and his article talks about our dedicated technicians programme – STACS (Senior Technicians Accredited Co-Leaders in Science). This...

Be inspired by our primary conferences this summer

Over summer, the National STEM Learning Centre and Network is hosting a number of practical, hands-on conferences to support your teaching in the primary classroom.With opportunities to hear from a range of subject specialists and education leaders, these conferences are the perfect chance to stay up to date with the changes to the primary...

Science in the primary classroom is beneficial

Here at the National STEM Learning Centre and Network, we were very interested to read Ofsted's Chief Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw’s comments this month on the study of science in primary schools.He emphasises the lack of science teaching in primary schools, and the variable quality of the teaching. Our organisation covers cross-curricular...

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