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SSERC offers teaching and learning support for primary and secondary STEM education in the following three areas:

  1. Health and safety advice for schools and Local Authorities, enabling hands on experiential learning in the classroom.
  2. Professional development programmes for science and technology  teachers, technicians and managers.
  3. STEM engagement, connecting STEM professionals with young people to bring STEM subjects alive through real life experiences.

If you would like to apply for one of our professional learning courses you can do so by clicking here.

SSERC Staff profile

In this section you will find out more about the people that work at SSERC.

Darren Grant: Education Support Officer – Digital.

In the short article below, Darren tells us more about his career to date and the ambitions that he has for this new career opportunity.

What did you do prior to starting work with SSERC?

I studied Primary Education at Dundee University and graduated in 2009. I have taught in the Perth area for the last 9 and a half years, and over the last 2 and a half years I have had a specific focus on developing digital skills, confidence and creativity across all Primary Stages.

What are your specific responsibilities associated with this post?

I have the exciting task of developing the Digital Skills offering at SSERC, as well as working with SSERC staff to embed a digital element, where relevant, to the current offering. I will be working with the Education Scotland Digital team to design and deliver hands on, practical CLPL using a variety of hardware and software in our superbly resourced digital space.

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Latest News

Early Years and Primary Education Advisory Group

July 9th, 2019|

Do you want to influence Early Years and Primary STEM professional learning? SSERC is in the process of establishing an Early Years and Primary Education Advisory Group that will support the organisation in ensuring that our STEM professional learning offering continues to meet the needs of the teaching profession. The [...]

IFST Lecture 2019 – ‘Ultra-processed foods: The science and the policy’

June 22nd, 2019|

SSERC is delighted to host the live streaming of the IFST Lecture 2019 - ‘Ultra-processed foods: The science and the policy’. The special guest speaker will be Professor Mike Gibney, University College Dublin. The live streaming of his speech will be followed by an 'in person' talk by David Thomson, [...]

Scottish ENTHUSE Celebration Awards 2019

June 20th, 2019|

SSERC was delighted to host the Scottish ENTHUSE Celebration Awards 2019 at the Engine Shed (Stirling) on 14th May 2019. These awards celebrate excellence in STEM education at primary, secondary, leadership and for technicians and support staff and the Scottish delegation will be part of a national celebration event at the [...]