Who does it with us

We work with great partners and supporters to ensure that teachers, technicians and other educators get the best support possible.

Key supporters

Department for Education, Wellcome Trust

The National Science Learning Network is a joint initiative by the Department for Education and the Wellcome Trust. The initiative was set up in direct response to concerns about the engagement of young people in science. We also receive funding from other partners to deliver specific projects, all with the aim of improving STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education.

Bursary support is also available through Department for Education funded Impact Awards and Project ENTHUSE funded ENTHUSE bursaries to help make high quality, high impact continuing professional development affordable for state funded schools and colleges in the UK.

Gatsby Charitable Foundation

In 2008, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation funded the creation of the National STEM Centre to promote collaboration across STEM education and house the UK’s largest collection of STEM teaching and learning resources. The Foundation continues to provide support, committed to strengthening STEM skills within the UK workforce.

The Gatsby Charitable Foundation also supports the delivery of HEaTED, dedicated to supporting the development of technical staff in further, higher education and related fields.


Project ENTHUSE is a funding partnership supported by the Department for Education, Wellcome Trust, BAE Systems, Biochemical Society, BPInstitution of Engineering and Technology, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Rolls-Royce, and the Royal Society of Chemistry. These organisations came together to bring about inspired science teaching through the continuing professional development of teachers of science across the UK.


Funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Department for Education ESERO-UK, ESERO uses space for a context for STEM education with the support of a number of key partners.

STEM Ambassadors

STEM Ambassadors are volunteers, from 17 to 70 years old, representing a vast range of STEM-related professions across the UK.

There are over 30,000 STEM Ambassadors, from more than 2,500 employers, offering their knowledge and experiences free of charge to encourage young people to achieve and progress further in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Our STEM Ambassadors include people from all disciplines and backgrounds including engineers, designers, architects, scientists and technicians. They help bring a new and inspiring perspective to STEM lessons and career opportunities.

Our aim is to ensure that teachers, schools, community and youth groups and others engaging with young people, are able to access STEM Ambassador support to inspire and engage young people in STEM subjects.

The STEM Ambassadors programme is made possible by the generous funding of the Government which means those who work with young people can access this invaluable resource free of charge. 

Find out more about the STEM Ambassadors and how you could get involved:

STEM Clubs

STEM Clubs are an inspiring and highly enjoyable way to engage secondary school students with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Our aim is to support secondary schools throughout the UK establish and maintain STEM clubs in their school. We want students to be able to gain practical, team work and leadership skills, whilst also increasing their engagement and motivation to study STEM subjects and potentially follow career path in STEM.

We offer advice on setting up Clubs or building on existing Clubs, as well as providing a vast range of activities and resources that you can use. We also list providers of Club programmes and where you can look for grants and other funding.

Find out more about how you and your school can get involved with STEM Clubs.


Our network

Science Learning Partnerships

We have a network of 50 Science Learning Partnerships delivering professional development at a local level in England.

Partners in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales

To ensure we meet the needs of schools and colleges across the UK and the differing curricula we work with key partners:

CPD partners

We work with a range of partners to provide professional development that uses their expertise and knowledge to improve teaching and learning.

Resource partners

Our resource partners play a key role in helping us to create a truly impressive collection of electronic and physical resources – unique to the UK.  Generous donations from a wide range of publishers and suppliers enable us to offer a high quality and impartial service directly to professionals seeking support in STEM education.


Made up of some of the most dedicated and active teachers and technicians, this group works with us to support, advise and promote our work.


We use freelance consultants to add capacity and expertise to our diverse range of programmes.  All of our consultants are quality assured and must attend initial training with us before being added to our database.

LINKS project 

We work with partners across nine institutions in Austria, Finland, France, Italy and the United Kingdom. as part of the Erasmus scheme to enhance the achievements of pupils in STEM.

STEM Learning Ltd Directors


Baroness Brown of Cambridge

Professor Judith Bennett

Professor Roger Eccleston

Professor Stephen Scott

Professor Shearer West

Ms Rosie Bailey

Ms Allie Denholm

Mr Ian Duffy

Dr Hilary Leevers

Ms Yvonne Baker

Mr David Thorpe


Work with us

We are always interested in finding new partners to work with and have a number of ways in which this can happen.