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Alastair Macgregor

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CE0 @ SSERC

Minister opens SSERC third building.

2018-12-21T06:51:35+00:00December 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 in secondary schools. The Minister for [...]

Minister meets with delegates at opening of SSERC building.

2018-12-19T17:48:47+00:00December 19th, 2018|

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.

Art installation in the Jocelyn Bell Burnell Building

2018-12-18T14:58:05+00:00December 18th, 2018|

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 [...]

Digital Skills Education Support Officer

2018-12-05T23:38:55+00:00December 5th, 2018|

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 [...]

Experience digital skills professional learning at SSERC

2018-11-26T16:22:18+00:00November 26th, 2018|

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 [...]

Want to influence our secondary STEM professional learning programme ?

2018-10-16T20:45:15+00:00October 16th, 2018|

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 [...]

A voyage to Antarctica

2018-10-09T11:53:38+00:00October 9th, 2018|

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 [...]

Supporting the Foundation Apprenticeship programme at SSERC

2018-10-09T11:40:17+00:00October 9th, 2018|

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 [...]

Former CEO of SSERC Awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honors list.

2018-07-23T12:29:42+00:00June 11th, 2018|

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.