Scottish Schools Education Research Centre
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SSERC offers teaching and learning support for primary and secondary STEM education in the following three areas:
- Health and safety advice for schools and Local Authorities, enabling hands on experiential learning in the classroom.
- Professional development programmes for science and technology teachers, technicians and managers.
- STEM engagement, connecting STEM professionals with young people to bring STEM subjects alive through real life experiences.
SSERC Staff profile
In this section you will find out more about the people that work at SSERC.
Helen Winton: Head of STEM Engagement.
In the short article below, Helen tells us more about her career to date and the ambitions that she has for this new career opportunity.
What did you do prior to starting to work in SSERC ?
I originally qualified as a Biology teacher in N.Ireland and taught both there and in Australia whilst I was in my twenties. I then spent 4 years working in the aquaculture industry in Ireland, Scotland and Canada. In 2001, after 5 years of classroom teaching with Falkirk Council, I was seconded as an Education Officer to support Science and Environmental Science. Then, after a short period at Learning & Teaching Scotland, I took up a Development Officer post at Stirling Council, with responsibility for Senior Phase & STEM.