What we do

All our programmes and projects are designed to have a positive impact on participants to ensure that we have a high impact on the STEM education of young people.

We believe all young people, across the UK, should receive a world-leading STEM education. We are working to achieve this by making it easy for teachers and others involved in STEM education to access subject-specific, high impact professional development and quality-assured resources. This provides support and inspiration so that teachers and others involved in STEM education can teach effectively and inspire the young people that they work with. All our activities are grounded in research and supported by clear evidence of impact.

Seven key outcomes are at the heart of our work

For teachers, and school and college leaders, we seek to:
  • improve subject and pedagogical knowledge as well as awareness of STEM careers
  • increase confidence, motivation and competence
  • encourage leadership within STEM
  • improve overall quality of teaching
  • improve retention and career progression within STEM subjects
For pupils our key outcomes are:
  • improved student engagement, achievement and STEM literacy,
  • increased pursuit of STEM subjects and careers post-16

You can find out more about our model for effective CPD through our theory of change:

Independent studies confirm the positive impact of our work

A recent independent study found that:

  • 86% of teachers confirm positive impacts on pupils

  • 94% of teachers report positive impacts on themselves

  • 85% of school leaders agree that our support has positive impacts on teaching quality

Find out more about our impact and the independent studies we have commissioned: