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When Disaster Strikes Activity Pack

When Disaster Strikes is an event aimed to be run for 3.5 hours. It is most suitable for secondary school students from Year 7 to Year 11 – the difficulty can be altered to suit the age group. Students are to be split into groups of 5 (no less than 4 and no more than 6 in a group).

In the activity, the...

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STEM and STEAM for Cartography

Mini Map Makers is creating a Poster for STEM and STEAM for Cartography. How Cartography interacts with the elements! 

This is working progress and a draft copy will be out soon!

How to enhance CPD to maximise the measurable impact on students’ achievement in science

This research was Published in 2014 and presented at the ESERO 2013 Conference.

The purpose of any teacher continuing professional development (CPD) is to ensure a positive change in pupils’ outcomes, yet the evaluative evidence to support this relationship is often weak or missing. Using the CPD programme...

Final evaluation of the National Science Learning Centre

Published in June 2013, this report from the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) presents the findings from an investigation into the impact on students of the subject-specific CPD undertaken by teachers at the National Science Learning Centre.

The full collection of STEM Learning impact and...

Closing the gap: test and learn - executive summary (Winter 2016)

'Closing the gap: test and learn' is the first programme in the world to trial multiple interventions simultaneously using a wholly collaborative approach across a large number of schools.

In this programme, over 200 teaching schools alliances worked together to carry out 11 large-scale, randomised...

Gifted and talented education: guidance on preventing underachievement - a focus on children and young people in care

This booklet, which is part of a series, seeks to address support and provision for gifted and talented (G&T) students who are either underachieving or at risk of underachieving. The focus of this guidance is the prevention of underachievement for children and young people in care.

Gifted and talented education: guidance on preventing underachievement - a focus on exceptionally able pupils

This booklet is one of a series published by the National Strategies to support improved provision for gifted and talented students, especially those who are underachieving or are at risk of underachieving. It aims to further develop teachers’ shared knowledge and understanding of the nature of high-quality gifted...

Gifted and talented education: helping to find and support children with dual or multiple exceptionalities

This DCSF booklet offers more detail in identifying and supporting children who are highly able with sensory impairment, learning problems, conduct issues and/or disabilities.  The booklet offers guidance on:

  • Identifying children with DME
  • Supporting children with DME in ordinary schools
  • ...

Narrowing the gaps from data to impact: the golden thread

Using data to identify low attainment, weak progress and gaps in attainment has long been a focus of schools. This National Strategies booklet, published in 2009, aims to support senior teams, in both primary and secondary phases, by setting out a practical approach for seeing...


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