Primary

CPD

Professional development is important at every stage of your career. We run a well-established and successful continuing professional development (CPD) programme, with a variety of delivery methods to suit both your needs and the needs of your school. Our courses are developed by experienced subject experts and cover a range of topics spanning subject-specific knowledge and skills, pedagogy, leadership and more.
 
  • Residential CPD

    Intensive courses delivered face-to-face at the National STEM Learning Centre.

  • Regional courses

    Courses delivered locally by our network of learning partners.

  •  Remote courses

    Live and interactive courses that can be accessed remotely.

  • Online courses

    Online courses to learn wherever and whenever suits you.

Bursaries

We are delighted to offer bursaries to state-funded primary schools (including MATs) across the UK to support intensive, residential CPD at the National STEM Learning Centre in York. A bursary could cover your course fee, travel, accommodation, food, supply cover and equipment for your school. 

Facilitators Development Programme

We run a facilitators development programme, ideal if you'd like to support others with professional development, and gain a CPD quality mark.

Resources

Our website is home to thousands of free, quality resources to support your teaching. They provide a useful starting point in planning and delivering lessons or in supplementing your own planning and ideas. We also have resources designed to support your development, for example meeting the teachers' standards in your early career. Our primary resources are organised by concept, for example teaching science through stories or easy STEM activities for any primary classroom, or by subject.
 

STEM Community is a friendly, supportive network of thousands of teachers and technicians featuring exclusive events, subject-specific groups, lively debates and topical news. There is a dedicated group for primary STEM, providing you with ongoing engagement, support and collaboration with your peers and our experienced STEM Learning experts.
 
It’s free to join and uses the same login details as your STEM Learning website account if you already have one. If not, it’s quick and easy to register. You can also join in on the go by downloading the STEM Community app from the App Store and Google Play.
 


STEM Ambassadors

STEM Ambassadors are volunteers from STEM related jobs and disciplines across the UK. We work with over 30,000 STEM Ambassadors from more than 2,500 different employers. They offer their time and enthusiasm to help bring STEM subjects to life, bringing a new and inspiring perspective to STEM lessons.
 
STEM Ambassadors are an important and exciting free of charge resource for teachers, both inside and away from the classroom. By bringing a STEM Ambassador into your primary school, you can play an essential role in engaging young people in STEM subjects and careers at a young age.
 



STEM Clubs

STEM Clubs are out-of-timetable sessions that enrich and broaden the curriculum, giving young people the chance to explore STEM subjects in less formal settings. Clubs are an important outlet to ignite new interest and to raise attainment through more imaginative and inventive teaching methods.
 
Setting up a STEM Club can be a rewarding experience, nurturing your pupils' enthusiasm for STEM subjects at an early stage. There are some great ideas for primary schools - perhaps an engaging science club, or a gardening or coding club. We can help you get started and make your club thrive with downloadable guides and inspirational case studies to specific resources, related CPD and enlisting the help of a STEM Ambassador volunteer to help you. 
 

Magazine 

The 2021 edition of the STEM Learning magazine is full of the latest insights and research in teaching STEM subjects to primary pupils. 
 
In what’s been a challenging 12 months for all involved in education, the magazine celebrates how teachers have adapted and improvised, and the lasting impact that this innovation will have in the classroom. Enjoy exploring the articles, resources and support in this edition.
 

Support for schools in narrowing the attainment gap

We have put together a collection of resources, information and advice to support school leaders and teachers in narrowing the attainment gap in STEM, and identifying some effective ways your school might use pupil premium funding.