Teacher Case Studies

These resources describe case studies looking at how teachers and schools across the country have benefitted from enhancement and enrichment programmes like STEM Ambassadors and STEM Clubs. STEM Ambassadors are volunteers of all ages and from all backgrounds working in STEM related roles from apprentices to geologists and nuclear physicists to zoologists. They provide a wide variety of services such as careers talks, mentoring, helping with school events or clubs and facilitating workplace visits. STEM Clubs allow children to explore, investigate and discover STEM subjects in a stimulating learning environment, away from the constraints of the school timetable or a prescribed curriculum. They allow pupils and their club leaders to work together and explore many different ideas and activities.


Catherine Callaghan

Working in a school without a physics specialist, Catherine contacted STEMNET for help with meeting the specifications of a new curriculum. As a result, the school gained help from a STEM Ambassador who not only explained particle physics in an accessible way but also showed how exciting careers in physics could be...

Ros Brain

Ros Brain, Deputy Head Teacher in a primary school, recruited four STEM Ambassadors from STEMNET to bring alive the topic of poor sanitation for an activity day in her school.

The children got involved in a range of practical and fun experiments which were relevant not only to the themes of problem solving,...

Debbie Lumb

Debbie Lumb is an Assistant Headteacher in a science specialist college and is working with three colleagues to boost students' engagement with STEM subjects both in and out of school. Her team has received practical advice and support from STEMNET which provides them with training, networking and other events....

Ed Dyke

In this STEMNET resource, maths teacher Ed Dyke describes a STEM project undertaken by his school in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, called Rocket Day. The project was funded by the York and North Yorkshire Business and Education Partnership (NYBEP). Also involved was STEM Ambassador Clive Bell, who has worked for the...


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