Designed to recognise the impact of professional development on you, your colleagues and your students, STEM Educators is your opportunity to achieve professional recognition.
Application and accreditation is totally free and will help you demonstrate the impact of professional learning on you and your pupils through your participation in STEM Learning and other professional development.
How can I apply?
Open to teachers and support staff working across the STEM subjects within any UK school or college on three levels:
Effective STEM Teacher or Support staff
Leading STEM Teacher or Support staff
You must be able to evidence at least five days a year of CPD, including subject-specific CPD. For a guide to what you need to include in your application, plus some top tips on making a convincing application, please see the guidance document:
Whatever level you attain will be an excellent addition to your performance management records, and will help you stand out in the field when applying for new roles. As such, whichever level you qualify for, you should strongly consider an application.
Can I apply on behalf of a colleague?
Yes you can. Please be aware you will have to detail the qualifying CPD they have participated in, and the impact it has had, so it is worth getting this information together before you start the application. Check the application guidance for further information.
How is my application assessed?
All entries will be considered by experienced professional development educators from our team and applications can be made throughout the year. You will be informed of the result in the following month, and we will announce all winners on our website.
A previous winner's view
Phil Wilson describes the benefits of being awarded the National Expert Technician award and provides top tips for entering the award scheme.
Award holders 2015
National Expert STEM Teacher
|Miss Jules Gordon||George Spencer Academy|
|Miss Sarah Eames||Sandfield Close Primary School|
|Mr Ally Davies||University of Cambridge|
|Mr Christopher Carr||John Leggott College|
|Mr Mike Sands||Longcroft School|
|Mrs Annabel Fairweather||Clapton Girls' Academy|
|Mrs Elaine Manton||Loreto Grammar School|
|Mrs Ellen Travers-Gaisford||The Ridgeway School and Sixth Form College|
|Mrs Janet Cardell||Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School|
|Mrs Zoe Hulme||Altrincham Grammar School for Girls|
|Ms Jo Cox||Redmoor Academy|
|Ms Lynda Brine||The St Lawrence Academy|
National Expert STEM Technician
|Mr David Townsend||Suffolk ONE|
|Mr Paul Cook||ARK Burlington Danes Academy|
Leading STEM Teacher
|Dr David Griffiths||Churchill Community College|
|Miss Angela Tamm||Headfield C of E (C) Junior School|
|Miss Julia Oxlade||Ecton Brook Primary School|
|Miss Kim Noble||Thomas A Becket Middle School|
|Mr Christopher Smith||Mulbarton Junior School|
|Mr Dave Vero||Red Row First School|
|Mr David Younger||St Pius X Catholic Primary School|
|Mr Mat Galvin||Firth Park Academy|
|Mrs Amanda Dhillon||Sandfield Close Primary School|
|Mrs Holly Tench||Duddon St Peter’s CE Primary School|
|Mrs Kathryn Horan||Greenhill Primary School|
|Mrs Melanie Welsh||Duddon St Peters C of E Primary School|
|Mrs Rachael Durham||Parkland Primary School|
|Ms Chris Colclough||St Michael’s Catholic Academy|
|Ms Rowena Scott||John Leggott College|
Leading STEM Technician
|Mrs Amanda Watts||Aldridge School|
Effective STEM Teacher
|Mr Josi Western||Bury St. Edmunds County Upper School|
|Mrs Gillian Spence||The Wallace High School Preparatory Dept|
|Mrs Shamim Khan||Firth Park Academy|
|Ms Faiza Ayub||Birmingham Metropolitan College|
|Ms Sajida Ayub||Birmingham Metropolitan College|
Effective STEM Technician
|Miss Carly Brett||Parkside Community College|
|Mrs Catherine Bach||Montgomery High School|