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Alastair Macgregor

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Tree of Knowledge and The Treehouse.

2020-11-02T16:34:13+00:00November 2nd, 2020|

We live in uncertain times with no immediate improvement to the current pandemic situation.  SSERC, like many organisations, has responded in many ways including the reconfiguration of our professional learning offering to digital delivery.   Our focus continues to be on STEM. We are delighted to be able to support the work of the Tree of Knowledge [...]


2020-10-20T17:17:33+01:00October 20th, 2020|

We are now part of  AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when customers shop through the URL, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping [...]

Professional Learning Courses @SSERC. COVID UPDATE

2020-04-14T13:41:52+01:00April 14th, 2020|

We have taken the difficult, but necessary, decision to cancel all professional learning courses that were to be delivered between now and the end of June 2020. Our Science for Secondary Probationers Part 2 has been postponed and we will contact delegates at a later date with regard to alternative arrangements. Our current self-study courses will [...]


2020-04-02T13:50:59+01:00March 19th, 2020|

We have uploaded professional learning materials, suitable for school technicians and science teachers, onto SSERC TV. We will upload further material over the next few weeks and keep you updated as to what is available from SSERC to support professional development at this time of uncertainty.

Change of advice for SSERC delegates and visitors – COVID-19

2020-03-17T11:56:47+00:00March 17th, 2020|

On the 16th March 2020, the UK and Scottish Governments announced a series of additional measures designed to delay the spread of COVID-19 which included advice relating to social distancing. As a result, and after much consideration, we have decided to postpone all SSERC professional learning courses and events scheduled as from, and including those on, [...]

Digital Garden

2020-03-13T23:13:50+00:00March 13th, 2020|

We are looking for support (financial and human) to transform an unused walled garden space, within SSERC HQ in Dunfermline, into a digital garden that can be used by families within the local community. For more information contact @SSERCofficial or @ SSERCdigital (Twitter and Facebook) or e mail

Tomorrow’s Climate scientists.

2020-02-03T18:57:18+00:00February 3rd, 2020|

The Royal Society Schools Engagement team is looking for scientists and engineers to support a new programme for 2020 called 'Tomorrow’s Climate scientists'. To solve global issues relating to climate change there is a need to build future capacity in terms of developing skills in our future scientists. This programme will give students across the UK [...]

Visit to SSERC by Richard Lochhead MSP

2019-09-29T19:00:45+01:00September 29th, 2019|

We were delighted to welcome Mr Richard Lochhead MSP, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science to SSERC on Wednesday 25th September 2019. During the visit Mr Lochhead met with delegates attending the Primary- Secondary Transition professional learning course (Picture 1) and found out more about the work that we undertake supporting early years practitioners [...]