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As you can see, we have just launched our new SSERC website. Work on migrating all our content to the new site is still ongoing, however all our content is once again available. Links will redirect you to our old site where appropriate until the content has been transferred. Please contact us at if you cannot locate any information or have any additional queries.

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.

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.

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Latest News

Vacancy: Head of Early Years and Primary Education

February 12th, 2019|

We have an exciting opportunity available to join the SSERC team as Head of Early Years and Primary Education. The postholder will lead on SSERC’s early years and primary  education activity including the development, implementation and continuous review of a range of products and services and will be part [...]

Minister opens SSERC third building.

December 19th, 2018|

Based in Dunfermline, SSERC has acquired a third building which will house its professional learning offering to support STEM education for childminders, early years practitioners and primary school teachers as well as housing professional learning activities to support digital learning and computing science from early years to senior phase [...]