Inspiring STEM Educators

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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 [...]

Asbestos in Bunsen burner gauzes

2018-11-07T11:36:06+00:00August 31st, 2018|

The HSE has alerted us to the possible contamination of a small number of ceramic-centred, Bunsen burner gauzes with asbestos. At present this it limited to two suppliers who are not major players in Scotland but further testing is being done and HSE’s investigations are ongoing. If further suppliers become involved, we will keep you [...]

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.

PSTT College Awards Dinner

2018-07-23T12:29:35+00:00June 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+00:00June 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 [...]

Artwork required for SSERC new building

2018-07-23T12:28:55+00:00May 29th, 2018|

SSERC will be securing the tenure of a third building at it’s Dunfermline base in late September 2018. We recently put out a call for a school or schools to work in partnership with us to create artwork for the new building (and to replace artwork in our existing buildings). We have been ‘overwhelmed’ with [...]

SSERC Conference

2018-07-23T12:28:44+00:00May 22nd, 2018|

The SSERC annual conference is a key date in the calendar for all those involved in STEM education in Scotland which attracts over 100 educational professionals representing: Early years practitioners Primary school teachers Secondary school teachers School technicians Local Authority representatives School suppliers Other educational organisations The conference offers an opportunity to keep up to [...]