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Terms and conditions

We have summarised the general content of each clause for your information – the summary does not form part of the terms and conditions.

 

Clause Summary  
1. Introduction: this explains who the agreement is between and the definitions used in the T&Cs.  
2. CPD Terms:  these terms apply in addition to our general T&Cs when you book professional development activities through the Website  
3. Privacy, Data and Cookies: this gives you a link to our privacy and cookies policy.  This advises how we use your data and which cookies are in use.  
4. Website Content: this explains how you can use the information contained in this Website.  
5. Intellectual Property: this advises that all content on our Website is owned by the original contributor but copyright licenses may be granted in specific circumstances.  
6. User content: you may add content to the Website.  You remain the copyright owner of this information and grant us a licence to use the content on the Website.  
7. Resources: you can access and upload Resources.  These may be subject to specific terms which apply to their use.  By using the resources you agree to comply with any applicable terms and fully understand the Health and Safety statement.  
8. User accounts and content standards:  this advises of your responsibilities for your account and what we expect with regard to the content added by users.    
9. Take down policy: we reserve the right to remove any content from the Website at our discretion.  If you feel content should be removed please let us know.    
10. Warranty disclaimer and liability: we provide no warranty with regard to the accuracy or availability of content on this Website and this advises you of any accountability you have in relation to use of the Website.    
11. General: this contains some general matters that apply to the T&Cs.  For example the applicable laws are those of England and Wales.   
12. ENTHUSE Awards: If a CPD activity enables you to receive an ENTHUSE Award then you should comply with these terms.    
13. Impact Awards: If a CPD activity enables you to receive an Impact Award then you should comply with these terms.  
14. Research Councils UK Bursary Awards: If a CPD activity is funded by Research Councils UK and you are entitled to receive a bursary then you should comply with these terms.
 
 
15. STEM Inspiration Awards terms and conditions 2016: award winners will be subject to the terms and conditions in this section.  

 

1. Introduction

These Terms and Conditions (the ‘T&Cs’) apply to all users of our website www.stem.org.uk (the ‘Website’).

By using the Website you agree to accept these T&Cs.

In these T&Cs ‘us’, ‘our’ or ‘we’ refers to STEM Learning Limited who owns this Website and any affiliated companies or brands.  STEM Learning Limited is a company registered in England and Wales, company number 05081097. Registered Office: National STEM Learning Centre, University of York, Heslington, York, North Yorkshire YO10 5DD.  VAT number: 847388772.

References to ‘you’, ‘your’ or ‘user’ means any party accessing the Website.  Without limitation this includes viewing webpages and accessing information, products and services contained in the Website. 

Reference to ‘Content’ means any information/material/resource including text and images of any kind included on the Website.  ‘User Content’ means information/materials/resource including text and images of any kind provided by a user of the Website. This could include the uploading of files and any content you contribute which may include, without limitation, input into comment and discussion functions.

2. CPD terms

The CPD Terms and Conditions apply when you are booking onto a CPD activity through the Website.  They should be read in conjunction with the general terms and conditions.

Introduction

The CPD Activity Terms and Conditions (the ‘CPD Terms’) apply when you are booking onto a CPD activity of any type (including events and conferences) through our Website and should be read in conjunction with our general website Terms and Conditions.   

Booking on behalf of others

If you are making a booking on behalf of others then by agreeing to these CPD Terms you confirm that you have authority to enter into these CPD Terms on their behalf including permission to release (and for us to store) any personal data that is required in order to make the booking.

Confirmation

The person making the booking will receive confirmation of the booking by email within 10 working days.

Payment Terms

The appropriate method of payment will be confirmed at the time of booking.  Fees can be paid in a number of ways depending upon the programme you are attending:

  1. Payment in full no later than 21 days prior to the start of the CPD activity.
  2. For late bookings as soon as the booking is received.
  3. On the day that you attend the CPD activity.
  4. Following the CPD activity your school or college will be invoiced accordingly.  The invoice will contain details of the payment process.  Payment will be made to us or to one of our CPD activity delivery partners. 
  5. Payment may be paid via Sage Pay where this option is indicated as being available.*

* If payment is made via Sage Pay, our payment service provider, when you proceed to payment you will be redirected to the Sage Pay website to make the payment. Sage Pay are an independently certified Level 1 payment service provider who use the highest levels of industry standard data encryption. We do not collect or retain your payment details.

If fees are not paid in accordance with the instructions provided, we reserve the right either:

  • to cancel the booking(s) and re-allocate the place(s) for the CPD activity to another participant(s); or
  • to require payment on the first day of the CPD activity.

In the event of late payment, we reserve the right to charge interest on all outstanding amounts at the rate of 2% per calendar month or part thereof from the last date that payment was due to the date that payment is made.

All payments must be made in pounds sterling.

For STEM Learning Ltd CPD activity (which includes National STEM Learning Centre, HEaTED, Science Learning Partnerships) payment should be made by BACS - HSBC Bank PLC, Sort Code 40-47-31, Account 92892413 Account Name STEM Learning Ltd. All BACS payments should be accompanied by a remittance advice, including the invoice number, participant name and CPD activity code. The remittance advice should be sent to finance@stem.org.uk or by mail to the STEM Learning's Finance department.

If you are unable to pay by BACS, alternative methods of payment include cheques and debit/credit cards. Cheques should be made payable to “STEM Learning Ltd”, and should be accompanied by a remittance advice showing invoice number, participant name and CPD activity code. Following receipt of invoice, payment by debit/credit card may be made by telephoning the STEM Learning Ltd Finance department on 01904 328369 or 01904 328384 and quoting your invoice number.

In the event of late payment, STEM Learning Ltd reserves the right to charge interest on all outstanding amounts at the rate of 2% per calendar month or part thereof from the last date that payment was due to the date that payment is made.

For Scottish Schools Education Research Centre - SSERC CPD activity will be invoiced by SSERC during or after the course taking place (except in the case of sponsored or free events).

Fees

Details of fees are provided on the bookings page of the appropriate CPD activity. VAT may also be payable. Services such as accommodation, meals, refreshments and the provision of CPD materials may be included within the fee or quoted separately.

Please note that your school or organisation will be charged the appropriate fee for the activity you apply for based on the organisation you belong to, irrelevant of any fee you may incorrectly select during the application process.

Awards

Participants attending CPD activities or other activities supported by ENTHUSE, Impact Awards or RCUK Impact Awards must ensure that that the relevant criteria are satisfied in order for your school or college to receive the bursary. Please use the appropriate link below for further details:

ENTHUSE Awards

Impact Awards  

Research Councils UK Bursary Award

Cancellations (made by you)

Cancellations must be made at least 21 days prior to the start of a CPD activity. If a booking is cancelled within 21 days, or if you fail to attend, the full fee remains payable. Any fees already paid will not be refunded.  This equally applies to bookings made less than 21 days prior to the start date of a CPD activity. 

Cancellations

We reserve the right to change or alter the presenter, content and/or description of any activity and/or to cancel any activity in their programmes if this is warranted by circumstances beyond our control e.g. adverse weather conditions. It is important therefore that you supply an up to date email address and notify us if this changes.

We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule CPD activities without prior notice, and to amend or alter published programmes, fees, venues and lecturers, without liability. In these circumstances, you will be offered an alternative date for the same CPD activity, an alternative CPD activity, a credit note or a full refund.

Transfers

If you are unable to attend, there is no charge to replace the original participant with a substitute. Please inform us of the substitute’s details.

If you wish to transfer a booking to an alternative date for the same CPD activity or to an alternative activity, a request must be made at least 21 days prior to the start of the original CPD activity. If the request is accepted, there will be no charge other than any additional cost of the alternative activity above that of the original CPD activity.

If the transfer request is received within 21 days of the original course start date, there will be an administrative charge of £25.00 plus VAT.

Please note that all requests to transfer bookings are entirely at our discretion.

 

3. Privacy, Data and Cookies

Our Privacy, Data and Cookies Policy forms part of these terms and conditions. 

How we use your information

We take the care of your personal data seriously.  Personal details collected from you will only be used in the following ways:

  1. We may send you information about our services and activities which may be of interest to you.
  2. If you are booking a CPD activity which is delivered by a third party then we will share only the information necessary to complete your CPD activity. 
  3. We may share your information with other relevant organisations if you are asked and you agree that your information can be shared in that way. 
  4. If it is clear on the CPD activity that there is a professional development sponsor then the professional development sponsor may hold and process your information and you may be contacted by them regarding their relevant products and services. 
  5. Information may be provided to our partners including members of the National STEM Learning Network and our funders for research and statistical purposes. The information will not include any details that could be used to identify you.
  6. Provided to suppliers who we have contracted to process data on our behalf for research and statistical purposes. 

Managing your information

It is your responsibility to see that the information held on the Website is up to date.  

If you at any time you decide that you wish to have your account deleted from the Website you can do so by emailing [Insert contact email address], stating your email address and quoting ‘Delete my account' in the subject line.

In order to ensure we do not hold any out of date information for individuals we regularly remove registered users for whom we do not have a valid email address; this includes those accounts to which the email address has been reported as undeliverable.

Use of cookies by this website

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

A number of the cookies that we use on the Website are essential for parts of the site to operate and some have already been set. You may delete and block all cookies from the site, but parts of the site will not work.

The following cookies are used by these sites:

Cookie name Used for
Drupal.tableDrag.showWeight this is set by our content management system to store your site appearance preferences
SSESSxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (where xxx are random letters and numbers) this is essential for site functionality and is used to store session details while you are using the site
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has_js used to check if you have JavaScript enabled on your browser client.
community_resources_by_user-dashboard_resources-sort_by used to store your sorting preferences for the "My Resources" list of the dashboard.
community_resources_by_user-panel_pane_2-sort_by used to store your sorting preferences for the "My Collections" list of the dashboard.
   

Most web browsers allow control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

4. Website content

The Content on the Website may be out of date or may include omissions, inaccuracies or other errors.  All Content is provided without warranty and is not subject to any checks of assurance of quality.  We do not guarantee the availability of any Content.

The Website may provide access via hypertext links to third party websites.  By providing these links we are neither endorsing entities nor authorising any act which may be in breach of the intellectual property or any third party rights which are protected in law or by international treaties world-wide.  We do not accept liability for any materials contained on a third party web site. 

All online resources available through the Website and the physical resources available at the National STEM Learning Centre are available on a non-commercial basis. STEM Learning Ltd is non-exclusive in the organisations it showcases and is free of commercial bias in its selection of physical and online resources available on the Website.

5. Intellectual Property

The Content featured on this Website is subject to copyright protection unless otherwise indicated.  The intellectual property rights in the Content belongs wholly to the original author or publisher of the Content.  You agree to be bound by licensing arrangements associated with use of such Content.

You must not reproduce, distribute or communicate the Content of this Website, unless and to the extent that the same is specifically permitted under any license to which it is subject. If you wish to use any material which is not subject to a license, you must obtain prior written consent from the author or publisher.  If reference to a copyright license is provided by us on this Website then such license information should be used as guide only; please contact the owner if you wish to reuse the Content.

You are permitted to download Content from this Website to your personal computer only, except where it is expressly stated that you are not permitted to do so.  Systematic downloading of files is strictly prohibited.  You must not use such downloaded files on any other website, network, repository or virtual learning environment without our prior written consent.  If you wish to include material from this Website on another website you may link to this Website.  In all cases, you must fully credit the author, this Website, and the copyright status of the Content.

In relation to Content which is subject to copyright but where the rights holder cannot be traced (Orphan Works) we will take the appropriate steps to trace the rights holder before uploading such Content to our Website. If you have found Content which you consider is illegally held or published on this Website, please contact us in accordance with our take down policy.

6. User content

The intellectual property rights in User Content will remain with you.  To enable us to provide this Website service, by adding User Content to this Website you grant to us a non-exclusive, worldwide, free license to use, reproduce, publish and distribute your User Content in whole or in part on the Website and confirm that such content does not infringe the intellectual property rights of third parties.  The license granted will not be used by us for any purpose directed towards private monetary compensation or commercial advantage.  Please be aware that the Website includes groups where your User Content may be viewed by all Users whether or not they have a user account for the Website. 

If you wish to remove any User Content from the Website please contact us.  Should you remove your User Content from the Website any licenses granted prior to removal shall survive. 

7. Resources

The Website allows you to access and upload materials that can be used as a resource in the classroom or elsewhere (‘Resources’).  All Resources accessed via or upload to the Website will be categorised by one of the descriptions below.  You must ensure that you review the terms of the relevant license before using or uploading Resources; by using or uploading Resources you agree to comply with any license terms and these terms and conditions.  Please note that any Resources that you upload are subject to the granting of a Category Five Materials license.  

CATEGORY ONE MATERIALS

Subject to the terms of the Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike Creative Commons license, you are free to download individual copies of this material for personal use.  You may also reproduce this material, providing you credit the source appropriately and subject.  The full text of this license is available here.

CATEGORY TWO MATERIALS

Subject to the terms of the Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives Creative Commons license, you are free to download individual copies of this material for personal use. You may reproduce this material in limited circumstances, provided this would not constitute a Derivative Work. The full text of this license is available here.

CATEGORY THREE MATERIALS

You are free to download individual copies of this material for personal use. You may not reproduce this material. It may not be stored on other websites, shared networks, virtual learning environments (VLEs) or any other repository.

CATEGORY FOUR MATERIALS

This material may be used directly from this Website by teachers for personal use in their school or college. The material may not be downloaded.

CATEGORY FIVE MATERIALS – COMMUNITY RESOURCES

These materials are uploaded by users of the website, for example teachers, who wish to share their resources.  The license which applies is the same as Category One Materials in that you are free to download individual copies of this material for personal use and may reproduce the material in limited circumstances.  The full text of the Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike Creative Commons license is available here.  As with all materials on the Website we provide no warranties regarding the accuracy or quality of Category Five materials. 

Health and Safety

Use of a Resource that includes a practical activity requires the user to carry out a full risk assessment. Resources have been published in the form that they were originally submitted by the contributor.  This means that any health and safety risk assessment measures detailed within the Resources reflect general practice and standards at the time that the Resources were published and cannot be assumed to be acceptable today or that inclusion of such assessments within the resources should negate you obligation to perform appropriate risk assessments before use of such resources. 

Health and Safety statement

Please be aware that resources have been published in the eLibrary in the form that they were originally published. This means that procedures in the various resources reflect general practice and standards at the times that the resources were published and cannot be assumed to be acceptable today. eLibrary users are responsible for ensuring that any activity, including practical work, which they carry out is consistent with their current regulations related to Health and Safety.

Before using any resource that includes a practical activity, users should consult, and if necessary adapt, an appropriate employer’s risk assessment. Such risk assessment is the responsibility of the user, and the National STEM Learning Centre does not accept any responsibility and shall not be liable to you or any third party for any losses, damages, claims, expenses or outcomes resulting from the use of material included or referred to on this website. Users should check against current health and safety guidance that has been produced by organisations such as CLEAPSSSSERC and ASE.

These guidelines refer to procedures in the United Kingdom. If you are working in another country you may need to make alternative provision.

Assumptions

It is assumed that:

  • the practical work is carried out or supervised by a qualified teacher with adequate knowledge of their subject and the equipment used,
  • practical work is conducted in a properly equipped and maintained laboratory,
  • rules for student behaviour are strictly enforced,
  • equipment is regularly inspected, properly maintained and appropriate records are kept,
  • care is taken with normal laboratory operations such as heating substances and handling heavy objects,
  • good laboratory practice is observed,
  • eye protection is worn whenever risk assessments require it,
  • any fume cupboard used operates at least to the current, nationally-accepted standard (e.g. Building Bulletin 88),
  • students are taught safe techniques for such activities as heating chemicals, smelling them, or pouring from bottles,
  • hand-washing facilities are readily available.
Teachers' and their employers' responsibilities

Under the COSSH regulations, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Act, and related, Regulations, UK employers are responsible for making a risk assessment before hazardous procedures are undertaken or hazardous materials are used. Teachers are required to co-operate with their employers by complying with such risk assessments.

Therefore, before carrying out any practical activity, teachers should always check that what they are proposing is compatible with their employer’s risk assessments and does not need modification for their particular circumstances. Any local rules or restrictions issued by the employer must always be followed, whatever is recommended here.

Be aware that some activities, such as the use of radioactive material, have particular regulations that must be followed.

Procedures

Clearly, you must follow whatever procedures for risk assessment your employers have laid down. As far as we know, almost all the practical work and demonstrations on this website, except for those that may be taken from older resources, are covered by the model (general) risk assessments detailed in the below publications, and so, in most schools and colleges, you will not need to take further action, other than to consider whether any customisation is necessary for the particular circumstances of your school or class.

Older resources

Some of the resources held in the eLibrary were developed at a much earlier date. Since that time there have been significant changes in the rules and guidance affecting laboratory practical work, the use of radioactive sources, the treatment of living organisms, work with microorganisms, experiments using mains electricity and field work, and other areas of the curriculum. Safer procedures have been devised since those days and a few materials and chemicals are no longer permitted for use including, anything made of asbestos (e.g. asbestos mats and asbestos wool) as well as benzene and carbon tetrachloride. Before carrying out any practical work it is the responsibility of the user to check all the details against modern guidelines such as provided, in the UK, by the following publications:

Reference material

Model (general) risk assessments have been taken from, or are compatible with the guidance available on:

When planning field work outside school, consult local guidelines and, where appropriate, the Department for Education's booklet Health and Safety of Pupils on Educational.

Special risk assessments

You may find practical activities which are not covered by any current model risk assessment. You may, therefore, need a special risk assessment before attempting the activity. Your employer should organise such a risk assessments, or you can contact CLEAPSS or, in Scotland, SSERC who will be able to provide one if you supply all the proposed practical details.

External websites

The National STEM Learning Centre is not responsible for the content of external websites which may be linked from pages on this one.

Nothing in this health and safety statement shall operate to exclude liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or for death or personal injury caused by the negligence of the National STEM Learning Centre.

8. User accounts and content standards

This Website may ask you to set up a user account to access certain areas or to enable you to add User Content.  You are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account. 

Content Standards

You must comply with the spirit of these standards as well as the letter. You agree:

  • not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of this Website or materials except as expressly allowed
  • not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt: any part of this Website; any equipment or network on which this Website is stored; any software used in the provision of this Website; or any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party
  • not to upload, post, email or otherwise message which contains software viruses or any other computer code that (i) either negatively impacts of damages software or hardware functionality or (ii) negatively affects a user’s access
  • not to remove copyright notices from Content
  • to ensure that content:
  • is accurate (where they state facts) and does not contain information which is false or misleading
  • must be genuinely held (where they state opinions)
  • complies with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted
  • does not contain information which is: harassing or invades another's privacy, harms minors in any way, promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or which is obscene
  • does not infringe another's rights, including but not limited to intellectual property or data protection rights (including the transmittance of personally identifiable information)
  • does not constitute spam

We reserve an absolute right to exercise our discretion in the removal and / or editing of any User Content which contravenes these standards without notice. We shall use reasonable endeavours to remove such User Content from the site as soon as reasonably practicable upon us becoming aware of the same. We may at our discretion suspend or terminate your account at any time should you be in breach of these standards.

We will assess the risks for users when using any interactive service (for example forums and community groups), and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation (including what type of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on this Website. 

9. Take down policy

We reserve an absolute right to exercise our discretion in the removal of any Content from the Website.

Should you have any concerns or have a complaint in relation to the Content or should you consider such Content is in breach of your intellectual property rights then please contact us at: [Insert contact email address]

Upon becoming aware of any issues related to the Content we will promptly and amicably resolve such matters (to the satisfaction of both parties should there be a complainant), with the following possible outcomes:

  1. The material remains on the Website unchanged.
  2. The material is replaced on the Website with changes.
  3. The material is permanently removed from the Website.

Where we and a complainant are unable to settle such a matter, the Content will remain unavailable through this Website until a time when a resolution has been reached.

10. Warranty disclaimer and liability

Your use of this Website is at your own risk and to the fullest extent permitted by law we hereby exclude all warranties, express or implied, and make no representation in relation to the Content of the Website.  We do not accept responsibility and shall not be liable to you or any third party for any losses, damages, claims, expenses or outcomes resulting from your use of this Website or any third party website which may be linked to this Website. 

Nothing in these terms and conditions shall operate to exclude liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited by the applicable law. 

You acknowledge that any breach by you of these terms and conditions may cause us significant and irreparable damage and, accordingly, you agree that you will indemnify and hold us and our officers, employees and agents harmless against all and any losses, damages, claims and/or expenses suffered as a result of a breach of these terms and conditions.  Without prejudice to the foregoing, in the event of any breach by you of these terms and conditions, we shall be entitled to immediately suspend or terminate your access to the Website and shall further be entitled to injunctive or other equitable relief. 

11. General

We may need to change the T&Cs or the CPD Terms and Conditions. If we do so we will post an updated copy with the date of revision included within the title of the terms.  If we consider the change is material we will post a notice on the Website.  Your continued use of the Website indicates your acceptance of the current terms.

The validity or enforceability of the remaining terms shall not be affected by the holding of any provision of part of the T&Cs to be invalid or enforceable.

These T&Cs shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and the Courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

The Website aims to achieve W3C/WAI's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, Conformance Level "A-A" Users with accessibility issues should us and we will be pleased to discuss any requirements. 

We follow good business practice and have robust controls in place to prevent fraud, corruption and bribery.  We are committed to the highest standards of openness, integrity and accountability.

12. ENTHUSE Awards

There are certain criteria in place that must be fulfilled in order for a school, academy or college to receive the full payment of the ENTHUSE Award:

  • You must be employed by a UK state funded school, academy or college.
  • We must have received full payment of fees.
  • It is essential that you have supplied complete BACS details for your school, academy or college as we will do not pay the ENTHUSE Awards by cheque.
  • You must complete and submit an acceptable action plan to the continued professional development activity (CPD activity) leader during the CPD activity.
  • We will evaluate the impact of the CPD activities in schools, academies and colleges including the outcomes of action plans and the audit of how the ENTHUSE Award has been used. You and your school, academy or college must be willing to participate in this exercise including use of our online Impact Toolkit. 
  • If so requested, your school, academy or college will provide confirmation of the amount of out of pocket expenses incurred in connection with your attendance on the CPD activity (including CPD activity fees, subsistence, travel, supply cover and teacher honorarium costs).
  • You must complete the CPD activity in full.
  • You must use any balance of the ENTHUSE Award money (after deduction of the CPD activity fees, subsistence, travel expenses and supply cover) within the relevant STEM departments of your school, academy or college for the purposes of implementing your action plan.
  • The Trustees of the ENTHUSE Charitable Trust must be satisfied, prior to payment of the ENTHUSE Award, that they have, or will receive, funding in order to meet the full payment of the ENTHUSE Award.

However:

  • Should participants not be able to complete attendance of the full CPD activity, suitable reasons on compassionate grounds such as a family bereavement or serious illness will be taken into account by the Trustees of the ENTHUSE Charitable Trust in determining whether full payment of the ENTHUSE Award is approved.
  • Partial payment may be approved by us when there has been incomplete attendance of the CPD activity due to mild illness, family circumstances or pregnancy.
  • In the case of family bereavement, illness, family circumstances or pregnancy, schools, academies or colleges are encouraged to send a substitute person who has, where possible, been briefed by the original participant. If no substitute is available, schools, academies and colleges will be able to transfer their booking and ENTHUSE Award on to the same CPD activity in the following year or to another CPD activity during the same year. If the school, academy or college does not transfer the booking to another date on, or before the date of the CPD activity then the ENTHUSE Award will not be given and the school, academy or college will be liable for the full fees, if it has not already been paid.

Teachers from the same school or college are eligible to apply for a maximum of two ENTHUSE Awards on any one course. If your school or college wishes to send more than two members of staff on one course then the additional applicants will be held on a waiting list.

If the CPD activity has not reached capacity one month prior to the course start date the additional applicants will also be eligible to apply for an ENTHUSE Award.

However, teachers from the same school or college can apply for as many places as they wish on separate CPD activities.

It is also recognised that participants may attend the CPD activity in their own time (for example, non-contracted working days, weekends or traditional school/college holidays) and, as such, supply cover for the participant would not be required. In these circumstances it is recommended that the school, academy or college considers making an honorarium payment to the participant from its ENTHUSE Award funding.

Payment of all, or any part, of an ENTHUSE Award may be withheld, without prior notification to the school, academy or college when:

  • The participant fails to supply complete BACS details for their school, academy or college.
  • The participant fails to attend subsequent residential periods where applicable or complete the CPD activity without providing a suitable reason.*
  • The participant has absented themselves from sessions without providing a suitable reason.*
  • The participant has left the CPD activity early without offering a suitable reason.*
  • The school, academy or college does not release the participant because of events, such as an Ofsted inspection, that are part of normal school business.
  • The participant fails to submit an acceptable action plan and/or to sign and return the letter confirming their acceptance of these terms and conditions and/or any other document requested by us in a form reasonably satisfactory to us within 14 weeks (or such longer period as we may agree) of the end of the CPD activity.

*A suitable reason would include compassionate grounds such as a family bereavement or serious illness.

Professional development activities are also subject to subject to the CPD Terms.

13. Impact Awards

There are certain criteria in place that you must fulfil to receive the full payment of your Impact Award:

  • You must be employed by a UK state funded school, academy or college.
  • You must be fully registered on our website as part of your booking.
  • We must hold complete BACs details for your school, academy or college as we will no longer pay the award by cheque. If we do not hold BACs details we will request these and you must return them within 6 weeks of this request.
  • You must complete the full CPD activity.
  • You must complete the CPD Impact Toolkit process online within 16 weeks of the final session of your CPD activity.
  • We must receive full payment of fees in advance of participant attending the CPD activity.
  • Should participants not be able to complete attendance of the full activity, suitable reasons on compassionate grounds such as a family bereavement or serious illness will be taken into account in determining whether full payment of Impact Award is approved.
  • In the case of family bereavement, serious illness, mild illness, family circumstances or pregnancy, schools, academies and colleges are encouraged to send a substitute person who has, where possible, been briefed by the original participant. If no substitute is available, schools, academies and colleges will be able to transfer their booking and Impact Award on to the same activity in the following year or to another activity during the same year. If the school, academy or college does not transfer the booking to another date then the Impact Award will not be given.
  • Partial payment may be approved when there has been incomplete attendance of the activity due to mild illness, family circumstances or pregnancy.

Please note: the provision of bursaries is dependent on availability of government funding.

Impact Awards will not be paid when:

  • The participant fails to complete the CPD activity without providing a suitable reason.*
  • The participant has absented themselves from sessions without providing a suitable reason.*
  • The participant has left the activity early without offering a suitable reason.*
  • The school, academy of college does not release the participant because of events, such as an Ofsted inspection, that are part of normal school, academy or college business. 
  • Other eligibility criteria listed above have not been met.

*A suitable reason would include compassionate grounds such as a family bereavement or serious illness.

Professional development activities are also subject to the CPD Terms.

We will evaluate the impact of CPD in schools and colleges including the outcomes of action plans and may audit how the award has been used.  You and your school, academy or college must be willing to participate in this exercise and complete the evidence of impact, including the use of our online CPD Impact Toolkit.

14. Research Councils UK Bursary Award

There are certain criteria in place that you must fulfil to receive the full payment of your bursary award:

  • You must be employed by a UK state funded school, academy or college.
  • You must have supplied complete BACS details for your school, academy or college as we will no longer pay the award by cheque.

We will evaluate the impact of CPD in schools and colleges including the outcomes of action plans and the audit of how the award has been used.  You and your school, academy or college must be willing to participate in this exercise and complete the evidence of impact, including the use of our online Impact Toolkit:

  • You must complete the full CPD activity.
  • We must receive full payment of fees in advance of participant attending the CPD activity.
  • Should participants not be able to complete attendance of the full activity, suitable reasons on compassionate grounds such as a family bereavement or serious illness will be taken into account in determining whether full payment of RCUK bursary is approved.
  • Partial payment may be approved when there has been incomplete attendance of the activity due to mild illness, family circumstances or pregnancy.
  • In the case of family bereavement, serious illness, mild illness, family circumstances or pregnancy, schools, academies and colleges are encouraged to send a substitute person who has, where possible, been briefed by the original participant. If no substitute is available, schools, academies and colleges will be able to transfer their booking and RCUK bursary on to the same activity in the following year or to another activity during the same year. If the school, academy or college does not transfer the booking to another date then the RCUK bursary will not be given.

Please note: the provision of bursaries is dependent on availability of RCUK funding.

These awards will be paid to your school or college upon completion of the course and submission of an impact follow-up form. This form intends to capture the impacts resulting from the course provision and needs to be completed in discussion with your line manager approximately six – eight weeks after the end of the course. RCUK bursaries will not be paid when:

  • The participant fails to complete the CPD activity without providing a suitable reason.*
  • The participant has absented themselves from sessions without providing a suitable reason.*
  • The participant has left the activity early without offering a suitable reason.*
  • The school, academy of college does not release the participant because of events, such as an Ofsted inspection, that are part of normal school, academy or college business. 

*A suitable reason would include compassionate grounds such as a family bereavement or serious illness.

  • If any teacher fails to meet the criteria to receive their full RCUK bursary the school will be notified.

Professional development activities are also subject to the CPD Terms.

15. STEM Inspiration Awards terms and conditions 2016

Award winners will be subject to the following terms and conditions.

You will be invited to the prize trip to CERN, which will take place in late January 2017*. The prize can only be taken as offered, on the dates offered. It is not transferable into its equivalent cash value of £1,000.

If you are selected as one of the winners, your prize will include the following:

  • return direct flights from a UK airport to Geneva (offered by STFC)
  • one night’s accommodation in Geneva or the surrounding area (offered by STFC)
  • transport throughout the organised visit programme
  • meals, including evening meal, breakfast and lunch in the CERN restaurant (offered by STFC)
  • an escorted tour of CERN**, including meeting with UK physicists/engineers (as available), and senior CERN representative (offered by CERN)

The prize for the STEM Ambassador, Apprentice, Teacher and Employer and Joan Sjøvoll awards covers the above for the winner and one other person as selected by the winner (a partner/friend/colleague). The prize for the STEM Club award covers the above for a teacher and four STEM Club students.

All people attending CERN will need to be over 12 years of age. Pregnant women or people with pacemakers cannot visit the ATLAS experiment (they can participate in every other part of the tour).

Prize winners and their escorts would travel at their own risk and would need to provide their own:

  • transport to and from the relevant airport in the UK
  • insurance to cover their health and belongings
  • spending money
  • a valid passport
  • accommodation arrangements if they wish to extend their stay in Geneva at their own expense (on the proviso that the return flights including all taxes were no more expensive than travelling on the same days as the hosted visit/visit programme and they then become liable for their own transport to airport)

If there are any queries regarding these terms and conditions, please contact awards@stem.org.uk


*In the unlikely event that STFC/STEM Learning Ltd are compelled to change these dates, finalists will be informed and new dates will be displayed on the website. 

** The itinerary for the escorted tour may be affected by any delays in the arrival of the prize winners.