STEM Educators

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

  • National Expert

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.


Apply now


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