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Good leadership of science is essential in the primary classroom

I still remember the day I was asked to the head’s office to be told I was the new Science Co-ordinator. To me, this was exciting as I finally got chance to get my teeth into leading a subject I had a genuine interest in.  However, to others, this moment comes with a sense of dread, facing the management of a core subject which has been the ‘poor...

Why volunteering is good for you

It’s always nice to be recognised for your efforts which is why I was delighted to be selected as one of three Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Inspirational Committee Members for 2017. Volunteering is something I have always cared about and have done throughout my life, starting as a voluntary swimming teacher whilst at sixth form college through to...

Leaders of mathematics: why CPD is invaluable

We spoke to Elliott Wade, Lead teacher of Maths at Leeds City Academy, who has participated in multiple courses here at the National STEM Learning Centre about his experience learning valuable new skills on our ‘New and aspiring leaders of mathematics’ CPD course. Here’s what he had to say:I was first given information about the New and Aspiring...