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Medical textiles making a difference

Written by: Julie Boyd (@julieboydonline)The University of Leeds has a long history of textiles. Part of its origins stemmed from the local textiles industries wanting to compete with the rapid development of new technologies in Europe. Nowadays, this Russell Group University are world leaders in textiles research and innovation.Last term, as part of a two...

Achieving good practical science through extended projects

Last year the Gatsby Charitable Foundation launched Good Practical Science, a new report outlining ten benchmarks for secondary schools to transform practical science education in England.The report, led by Sir John Holman, a chemist, former headteacher and senior advisor to the Foundation, provides recommendations to help schools achieve world-class...

Kickstart the autumn term with design and technology support from STEM Learning

Never has a design and technology department been so diverse. One day you are teaching students how to design digitally for 3D printing, the next you might be solving a maths problem or explaining the science behind a technical textile. This can all feel like a bit of a whirlwind at the start of a new term, don’t panic – we’re here to help!Whether you are...

Planning bespoke support for your school

Identifying the support that your school needs can prove difficult; affordability and time restraints often play a big part in the decision making. Here we look at how three schools have embraced their challenges through bespoke CPD.In 2017, St George’s Primary School were offered the opportunity to be part of the Primary Priority Programme in conjunction...

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 domino-based classroom activities...

Focus on Employability: an insight into industry at BP

 In July 2015, after teaching had finished, I was lucky enough to take part in the STEM Insight scheme, Insight into industry, run by the National STEM Learning Centre and Network.Insight into industry aims to give teachers some time (two weeks in my case) to immerse themselves in the day-to-day life of some of the country’s most well-known industrial...

Let’s celebrate our apprentices

There are lots of reasons to employ an apprentice, but many businesses are not aware of the breadth of apprenticeship frameworks available.It is not just construction industry apprenticeships these days; pretty much every sector has a number of options available. More importantly, lots of businesses are unaware of the skills, vitality, ideas and energy...

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