Inspiring STEM Educators



Asbestos in Bunsen burner gauzes

2018-08-31T14:57:49+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 [...]

SSERC 2018 Annual Conference – Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

2018-07-23T12:30:01+00:00July 9th, 2018|

The SSERC Annual Conference is a key date in the calendar for all those involved in STEM education in Scotland.  The 2018 SSERC Annual Conference will take place on the 30th November at the Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline.   This year we have a range of exciting sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available. For more information click on [...]

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 [...]

Exciting Opportunity to join the SSERC team.

2018-07-23T12:29:23+00:00June 5th, 2018|

We are currently recruiting for an Early Years / Primary Education Support Assistant to join SSERC and work alongside our early years/primary team. About the role The Early Years/Primary Education Support Assistant will support: The effective development and organisation of SSERC’s programmes of Career Long Professional Learning (CLPL) for early years and primary school teachers [...]

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 [...]

The Scottish University Science School (SUSS)

2018-07-23T12:28:38+00:00May 22nd, 2018|

The Scottish University Science School (SUSS) is a key event in the calendar for all Initial Teaching Education Institutions across Scotland attracting approximately 240 student Science teachers, and their course tutors. This is a two-day residential event which incorporates a topical and relevant keynote address, a range of practical, hands on experiential workshop sessions, professional [...]

SSERC Primary and Secondary Bulletins

2018-07-23T12:28:17+00:00May 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