Inspiring STEM Educators



Head of Early Years and Primary Education

2019-04-09T09:56:32+01:00April 9th, 2019|

We are delighted with the appointment of Euan Mitchell to the post of Head of Early Years and Primary Education at SSERC.   Euan, who has been on secondment to SSERC  from his role at Riverside Primary School in Stirling, will formally take up his new post on 29th April 2019.  As well as being Head of [...]


2019-03-14T14:38:36+01:00March 14th, 2019|

This newsletter will provide you with links to our Bulletins and upcoming Professional Learning events. If you need to contact us about curricular or health and safety matters please email or visit our website  If you require a password please email You should shortly be redirected to our newsletter. Please click here [...]

Printed Advice

2019-02-05T15:41:07+01:00February 5th, 2019|

Ever since the introduction of the previous website, we have been getting requests (a small number) for a printed version of the Hazardous Chemicals advice. Personally, I can't see why there is a need but c'est la vie. The previous website did allow this is a fairly clumsy way by just printing each of the [...]

ENTHUSE Celebration Awards 2019

2019-01-11T11:24:48+01:00January 11th, 2019|

The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards 2019 are now receiving applications and we urge you to apply. The award categories are: ENTHUSE Award for Excellence in STEM Learning – Primary ENTHUSE Award for Excellence in STEM Learning – Secondary ENTHUSE Award for Excellence in STEM Learning – Post 16 ENTHUSE Award for Excellence in STEM Learning – Technicians [...]

Minister opens SSERC third building.

2018-12-21T06:51:35+01:00December 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+01:00December 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+01:00December 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+01:00December 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+01:00November 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 [...]

New Publications

2018-11-12T12:12:03+01:00November 12th, 2018|

Some hard work has been going on in the background . . .it's not all beer and skittles here at SSERC. We (well, I) have now updated our documents on: New and Expectant Mothers - No significant changes to the advice itself but the document has been revised in light of CLP/GHS with a revised [...]