Willow Brook Primary School

Science Capital: a primary perspective

At Willow Brook Primary School, we have been on a mission to raise the Science Capital of our pupils.

The Science Capital concept was first developed in the ASPIRES project – a longitudinal study tracking how young people develop their science and career aspirations from the age of 10.

Many experts have talked...

STEM competitions and challenges

How to introduce STEM competitions into design and technology

STEM competitions provide a huge opportunity for teachers and technicians to engage and enthuse students. They are fun, help students to cement new friendships, develop their CV experience and their ability to problem solve real-life challenges.

The benefits are not just limited to students - as a teacher, you can trial...

Directed numbers - example using number four

A guide to adding and subtracting directed numbers

The Adding and subtracting directed numbers resource is a concept development lesson from the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service. The resource has a strong focus on developing conceptual understanding.

The lesson develops a model for addition and subtraction of directed numbers by using positive and negative ‘...

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Tackling the diversity deadlock

Action from business heads, industry sectors and the Government is urgently required to drive a more diverse and inclusive uptake of earn and learn placements, according to a new report published by The 5% Club.The report, Breaking the Deadlock, also outlines top tips to help companies offering earn and learn opportunities to attract, identify and...

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...

Nominees announced for National ENTHUSE Celebration Awards

Finalists for the National ENTHUSE Celebration Awards have been announced in the build-up to the annual event, which takes place on 26 June in London.Celebrating the inspirational teachers and technicians around the UK, the awards recognise excellence in education at all levels in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).Nominees...

Are you attending the first ATM/MA Maths Festival?

The Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM) and The Mathematical Association (MA) are hosting their first joint Maths Festival in partnership with STEM Learning and The OR Society.The festival takes place on Saturday 15 September 2018 at the University of York and will include an inspiring programme of free events.Tickets for this event have...

Nurturing partnerships between schools to inspire STEM teaching

Learning best practice and building relationships was central to our ENTHUSE Partnership Celebration Day held at our National STEM Learning Centre in York.Over 70 teachers attended the annual celebration bringing together active partnerships at different points in the programme to share and celebrate their experiences and look at ways in which...

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...

Inspirational schools and colleges honoured in Northern Ireland

Inspirational teachers and staff from throughout Northern Ireland were honoured at the regional final of the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards.Taking place annually, the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards recognise the dedication of teachers in the development of STEM subjects.The Parliament Buildings in Stormont was host to the regional...

Share your STEM story

Has one of our projects, programmes or courses had a real impact on you this year? Maybe you signed up as a STEM Ambassador or you’ve completed CPD that has changed the way you teach?As the academic year draws to a close, we want to celebrate your achievements.Over the next few months, we will be sharing a series of blogs from teachers,...

Celebrate brilliance at the STEM Inspiration Awards 2018

 Do you or someone you know deserve recognition for impactful work within STEM education? Nominate them for a STEM Inspiration Award today! Applications are now open for the 2018 STEM Inspiration Awards, giving professionals involved in STEM education the opportunity to be recognised for their inspiring work.  The annual event is a...

See how teachers, universities and employers can come together to improve STEM education

STEM Insight provides teachers with a unique opportunity to experience life in cutting-edge industry or university.It’s the chance to go on a placement to learn about jobs and career paths, ensuring students have access to the best possible STEM careers information. This is a core part of the Government’s new policy paper, ‘Careers strategy:...

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