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 in secondary schools. The Minister for [...]
At the opening of SSERC's third building, Richard Lochhead, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science met with PGDE students (Design and Technology), pupils from Larbert High School and SSERC staff. During the visit the Minister participated in a variety of activities including ceramic drawing, cold metal forming, sublimation printing and coding.
On the evening of Thursday 13th December, we opened the doors of our new third building to the staff, parents, grandparents, guardians and carers of the young people who were involved in the design, creation and installation of art work for the Jocelyn Bell Burnell Building. Innovation, creativity, professionalism, talent, inspiring, thought provoking were all words [...]
We are delighted that Darren Grant will join the SSERC team as Digital Skills Education Support Officer as from 3rd January 2019. Darren will have specific responsibility for development of SSERC's digital skills products and services which will be delivered from our new Jocelyn Bell Burnell Building. Darren is currently a teacher at Oakbank Primary [...]
On the 29th November 2018, we are testing our new digital skills accommodation and digital accessories by offering a free professional learning opportunity. Thursday 29th November 2018. 1.30 pm - 3.30pm Gain an understanding of the National advice and guidance on Technologies, Computing Science and how this can be embedded meaningfully within context across Early-First level [...]
SSERC is in the process of establishing a secondary education advisory forum that will support the organisation in ensuring that our STEM professional learning offering continues to meet the current and future needs of the teaching profession. The terms of reference for the advisory forum are: To represent the secondary biology, chemistry, physics, design technology, and [...]
We are pleased to publish our Annual Report for the financial year 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018. The publication of an Annual Report that has been designed to be read by a wide range of stakeholder groups (and not just for the benefit of funders) is a first for the organisation. As a membership [...]
Imagine seeing the following abstract from a CV Post doctoral researcher. Biochemist. Microbiologist. Scientist. STEM Ambassador. Mountain Leader General outdoor enthusiast. Then think that this person is currently participating in a one year leadership programme that culminates in three week voyage to the Antarctic. I wonder what conclusion you might form about this person. I wonder [...]
Foundation Apprenticeships are a Skills Development Scotland initiative, providing new, work-based learning opportunities for S5 and S6 learners. It enables them to complete elements of a Modern Apprenticeship while still at school. Learners work towards a Foundation Apprenticeship alongside their other subjects — their National 5s and Highers. They'll also spend part of the school week [...]
We were delighted to hear that Fred Young, former CEO of SSERC, has been awarded Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to STEM. Despite his retirement, Fred continues to promote STEM in his new role as Trustee of the Primary Science Teaching Trust.