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STEM COMMUNITY UPDATES!
We have launched 3 new groups 'Discuss Biology; Discuss Chemistry; Discuss Physics', these subject specific groups are for you to discuss all things subject knowledge, pedagogy or ask any questions that interest you in those subject areas. The subject specific groups are supported by specialists and members of learned societies such as the IOP (and Stimulating Physics Network), RSB, RSC. 
The '11-19 Science' group has been renamed Teaching 11-19 Science and is for all general science discussions, queries, questions.

We are a community of over 10,000 teachers; technicians; TA's and governors, all involved in the STEM education of young people supporting and collaborating with each other to improve the outcomes of young people. 

Log in now using your STEM Learning credentials or select create an account above. It takes just a few moments to register and then you can join in the discussion.  Watch the video below for more information.   

News round up...

  • Posted in: Careers, Clubs and Cross-Curricular

    Our ‘Apprenticeships: Earn while you learn’ virtual careers fair is a great opportunity for students aged 14-19 to explore career pathways and apprenticeship opportunities with over 25 global organisations. Explore the virtual fair, visit the employer stands, and join daily live chat sessions at 10-11am and 4-5pm to talk directly with STEM Ambassadors ...

  • Posted in: Careers, Clubs and Cross-Curricular

    This exciting competition encourages pupils from primary and secondary schools across the UK to look at the world around them and find engineered solutions to common problems. As part of the competition pupils interview engineering professionals, identify a problem and design a solution to it enabling them to be inspired by engineering professionals ...

  • Posted in: Careers, Clubs and Cross-Curricular

    COP26 may have ended but the climate change discussion continues! A good way of using real-life contexts to show students how they can aspire to a career related to climate change is by using video interviews - just like this one featuring climate scientist Dr Sammie Buzzard . She offers plenty of useful insight and explains how maths helps her ...

  • Posted in: Careers, Clubs and Cross-Curricular

    The Department for Education has published its response to the ITT market review today – setting out finalised reforms for the sector. There are some concessions to the initial proposals in the review ( as covered in our news story here ). Here’s Schools Week’s trusty guide to what you need to know… 1. Extra year before reforms will kick ...

  • Posted in: Careers, Clubs and Cross-Curricular

    A minister today outlined what to expect from the long-awaited SEND review. MPs were told that the DfE is working with 49 councils to improve SEND services. Concerns were raised during the committee meeting about the number of authority areas where weaknesses have been identified in SEND area inspections carried out by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission. ...

Members' Blogs

  • Posted in: Community Noticeboard

    The progress of students is a core focus of teachers and schools at any time, but following the closure of schools due to the pandemic there is even more of a focus on lost learning and how this is being addressed. In October 2021, the Department of Education published the report Understanding progress in the 2020/21 academic year . This included ...

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  • Posted in: Community Noticeboard

    T levels Science launched this year and we are among the first colleges to run it. They have been described as gold standard qualifications that aim to develop work-ready knowledge, skills and behaviours to make students ready for the workplace or continue to higher education. All these facets need to be embedded right from the start - not only in the ...

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  • Posted in: Community Noticeboard

    We have all, at some stage of our career, been subjected to continuing professional development that has not been a constructive use of time or, more importantly, has had little or no impact on the students we teach. Teachers make a difference to children. This is most impactful through the provision of high quality teaching. Teaching quality is not ...

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  • Posted in: Community Noticeboard

    Hi everyone! Here at STEM Community HQ we are always listening to your feedback to improve your user experience. Building on the success of our core open group for 11-19 Science, we’ve launched 3 new subject specific groups: ' Discuss Biology ; Discuss Chemistry; and Discuss Physics' , These groups are for you to discuss all things subject ...

    3 people like this.
  • Posted in: Community Noticeboard

    As educators, we know we can (and should) help widen young people’s horizons and increase their aspirations. This week I’m thinking particularly about LGBTQIA+ young people, as November 18th is the International Day of LGBTQIA+ People in STEM , a celebration day started in 2018 by the charitable trust Pride in STEM . School can be hard for queer ...

    8 people like this.

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