Outdoor learning at Settrington School

Tough mudder: taking maths outdoors

Being based in the countryside, our school has ample opportunity to make use of the area around us. I am passionate about outdoor learning and am drawn to the idea of using the resources all around us. This particularly relates to teaching maths.

However, we also want to ensure that we are focussing on how outdoor...

Earth from space

The most cataclysmic event in one afternoon

How do you incorporate the complete story of the Big Bang and other galactic phenomena into your key stage 4 and 5 lessons?

The trick is to draw on the expert experience and amazing resources of the University of Hertfordshire at the Bayfordbury Observatory. This is where a group of teachers visited as part of a CPD...

BP Ultimate STEM Challenge 2016

Exploring the world creatively: teachers share their experiences of the Ultimate STEM Challenge

The Ultimate STEM Challenge invites 11-14 year old students to put their STEM skills to the test.

With the entry deadline for this year’s competition fast approaching, we chatted to some schools that took part in last year’s challenge who told all about how the competition has impacted them and their students.

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Our insightful magazines contain interviews, features, news, and tips on teaching and learning in STEM-related subjects.

The Little Big Futures has launched!

Cisco and STEM Learning have relaunched the Little Big Awards for 2017 which has now been renamed to the Little Big Futures.The Internet of Things is about connecting everyday objects to send, receive and process data to solve real-world issues. The Little Big Futures programme is aimed at students aged 11-14 and has a collection of five one-...

Survey of STEM teachers: your views matter

IFF Research is conducting a survey of national importance with secondary school and sixth form (or equivalent) STEM teachers.The Engineering Brand Monitor survey, now in its ninth year, is conducted annually and is the UK’s most authoritative source of data on perceptions of STEM subjects and careers.For the 2017 survey to be a success, IIF...

New partnership boosts STEM support for schools

STEM Learning and Tomorrow's Engineers are launching Tomorrow’s Engineers ENTHUSE Partnerships to build strategic industry relations and develop the teaching of STEM subjects in schools in priority areas.With funding from the Careers and Enterprise Company and Project ENTHUSE, this new programme will support young people to increase their...

Build a rocket for 2018: get involved in the UK Youth Rocketry Challenge

Do you know a team of young people aged 11-18 who love problem-solving and have strong interests in STEM subjects?Get them signed up for the UK Youth Rocketry Challenge!The competition is a great way to engage young people in STEM subjects through the building, designing and launching of a model rocket.The UK winners will compete against teams...

Dr Emily Grossman honoured at event celebrating STEM education

On 4 October 2017, renowned scientist and education advocate Dr Emily Grossman became one of our honorary STEM Ambassadors.The presentation took place at the 2017 STEM Inspiration Awards, hosted by Lord Sainsbury of Turville at the House of Lords, and supported by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation. Honorary STEM Ambassadors are representatives...

Get your questions answered by the Independent Behaviour Adviser for DfE

Tom Bennett, Behaviour Adviser to the Department for Education and founder of researchED, will be our special guest for a Q&A session as part of our Managing behaviour for learning, free online CPD.Tom has recently authored Creating a culture: how school leaders can optimise behaviour, an independent review for the UK Government and...

A winning formula: driving engagement in STEM subjects

If you are looking for a STEM challenge that will test your students’ creativity, teamwork and their approach to problem-solving, why not take a look at the F1 in Schools Formula 1 Technology Challenge?F1 in Schools is a motorsport project that challenges students in schools and colleges to design, test and manufacture a prototype Formula 1 car....

Gatsby launches Good Practical Science report to transform practical science education

A new report outlining ten benchmarks to transform practical science education in England been published by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation.The Good Practical Science report details recommendations to help secondary schools achieve world-class science education. The benchmarks include recommendations for schools, policymakers, Ofsted and teacher...

Wellcome’s latest report highlights current state of UK primary science education

Wellcome has published a new report which explores the nature of primary science delivery across the UK.Commissioned by Wellcome and carried out by CFE Research with the University of Manchester, the report looks into science leaders, teachers and pupils’ opinions of science.This report has been released prior to Wellcome’s UK-wide primary science...

Try out our new digital STEM Learning magazines (and tell us what you think!)

We asked for your opinions of our STEM Learning magazines and the feedback we received told us that you love them. You find them useful and like to refer back to them throughout the term.You gave us some great suggestions that we have taken on board for this issue:competitions – enter the technicians competition on page 15 of the secondary...

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