Inspiring STEM Educators

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Alastair Macgregor

About Alastair Macgregor

CE0 @ SSERC

Want to influence our secondary STEM professional learning programme ?

2018-10-16T20:45:15+01:00October 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+01:00October 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+01:00October 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+01:00June 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.

PSTT College Awards Dinner

2018-07-23T12:29:35+01:00June 8th, 2018|

Congratulations to Rachel Wolford. primary school teacher at Hythehill Primary School, Lossiemouth on becoming a PSTT Fellow and being admitted to the PSTT College.  Rachel is a primary teacher who perhaps was initially reluctant to adopt  science in the classroom, but after participating in SSERC career long professional learning,  her self confidence developed and she now [...]

STEM Insight programme

2018-07-23T12:29:16+01:00June 4th, 2018|

STEM Insight is an opportunity for teachers and career leaders (primary, secondary and post-16 STEM teachers, technicians and careers professionals) to equip their school/college to respond to the Career Education Standard and immerse themselves into the world of industry or university deepening their knowledge of STEM-related careers. Participants can attend a five or ten day placement [...]

SSERC Primary and Secondary Bulletins

2018-07-23T12:28:17+01:00May 3rd, 2018|

The  SSERC Primary Science and Technology Bulletin and SSERC Bulletin will no longer be available as printed publications.  Both will be available as electronic versions (pdf) and can be read or downloaded  at the SSERC Publications section of the website which can be located at the following link https://www.sserc.org.uk/publications/

SSERC Primary Cluster Programme – findings indicate impact and success

2019-04-03T13:55:34+01:00May 3rd, 2018|

SSERC is a shared service of all 32 Local Authorities that provides an advisory and support service in schools relating to STEM. Through the Primary Cluster Programme (PCP), SSERC works with Local Authorities to offer all teachers within a cluster, opportunities to raise their levels of confidence and expertise in STEM. Each cluster nominates a [...]

SSERC renames its HQ Buildings

2018-07-23T12:26:38+01:00April 24th, 2018|

By early Autumn, SSERC will have secured a third building within its existing Dunfermline  headquarter base.    We have therefore taken the opportunity to rename the existing two buildings, and provide a name  for the new building.   Each building will be named after a female scientist/technologist who, perhaps, did not gain the recognition that they deserved  [...]