Nicola Connor receiving an ENTHUSE Celebration Award in 2018

Meet the winners of the 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: Nicola Connor

Nicola Connor is Class Teacher at the Peel Primary School, Livingston, West Lothian and the winner of the 2018 ENTHUSE Award for Excellence in STEM teaching – Primary. We chatted to her about her experience of winning the award and the difference it has made to her, the school and the pupils.

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Using Geoboards to develop mathematical thinking

I’m always on the lookout for more unusual questions about run-of-the-mill mathematics topics.

When finding the area of a rectangle for example, students very often automatically look for the numbers to put into the formula. I was therefore intrigued by the area maze problems created by Japanese mathematician Naoki Inaba, as...

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10 ways to use dominoes in your mathematics classroom

Recent years have seen a rise in popularity of certain manipulatives, including Cuisenaire rods and algebra tiles, while other manipulatives have a tendency to gather dust in the maths department store cupboard. Dominoes, for example, are often over looked.

We think it’s time to dust off the dominoes and dive in with these...

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Over the past six years, the Scientix project has helped thousands of teachers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects in schools across Europe to experiment in their classroom, adopt innovative teaching and learning methods, and inspire future generations.These achievements were celebrated at the EMINENT conference in...

Additional bursary support for future subject leaders

To support future subject leaders, we are pleased to be able to provide additional bursary funding for the following leadership continuing professional development (CPD) activities.The generous bursary covers the cost of the CPD activity, which includes accommodation and meals, and provides funding towards the cost of travel to attend the activity...

Apprentice award success

Our Finance Apprentice Trainee, Lauren Armstrong, was last night named as York’s Apprentice of the Year at a glittering award ceremony held at the Royal York Hotel.Lauren was one of five shortlisted apprentices in the category of Apprentice of the Year aged 16-24 (SME - small medium employer) with judges commenting that the quality of...

The Science of Life competition 2016

Get signed up for next year's project competition, The Science of Life: How your body works.Understanding Life are inviting all 16-19 year olds to design and complete their own physiology research project, with the help of an academic mentor, and present their findings to scientists at The Physiological Society. With the Olympics in 2016...

November's free Physics CPD from the Stimulating Physics Network

The Institute of Physics and the National Science Learning Network work in partnership to run a support network for teachers and pupils of physics. We're known as the Stimulating Physics Network. As we’re funded by the Department of Education, our workshops are run at no cost to schools or participants. Find a workshop near you in...

Webinar: web-based resources for inquiry-based learning

The National STEM Centre will be hosting a free webinar on Wednesday 18 November 2015 at 4.30pm to demonstrate how teachers can access and use Scientix and their bank of resources.Scientix is an initiative that promotes and supports a Europe-wide collaboration among STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teachers and other...

Girls’ take-up of AS-level physics improves faster in SPN schools

Progression to AS-level physics among girls is increasing at double the rate in schools that are part of the Institute’s Stimulating Physics Network (SPN) compared to non-SPN schools.In 2013/14, schools that joined the project in the previous year saw girls’ progression to AS physics go up by 7.6%, compared to just 3.5% in schools that are not...

School Biology Teacher of the Year Award

The School Biology Teacher of the Year Award is open to all teachers who are working with students aged 11-18 years old, teaching pre-university level biology programmes of study, currently employed in a UK based school or college. The 2015/16 award is now open for nominations. This year's winner will receive £500 for themselves and £500...

The Wellcome Trust launch primary school version of Questions for Governors

The Wellcome Trust are thrilled to inform that this month saw the launch of the new primary school version of the Questions for Governors website. This release comes hoping that their free online resource will prove helpful and informative for those that use it as well as easy to navigate. The questions found within the framework can help...

Join Rising Stars and the National Science Learning Centre for free online science CPD

The National Science Learning Centre, along with Rising Stars, are hosting a free online CPD webinar on Wednesday 4 November. This webinar will explain what ‘working scientifically’ means in the new curriculum and will provide practical activities to support you in the classroom. All attendees of the webinar will receive a CPD certificate of...

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