Our newest Board member is Stuart Naismith

Stuart is a primary teacher within North Lanarkshire Council, currently based at Gartcosh Primary School. Prior to becoming a teacher, Stuart received a degree in Commercial Music from the University of the West of Scotland, and worked in financial services, before returning to his alma mater to complete the PGDE qualification in Primary Education.

A seemingly innocuous question asked of a lecturer during the PGDE resulted in Stuart being invited to participate in multiple STEM projects, working with researchers from the University of Edinburgh and St. Andrew’s University, and continuing to develop his practice as a leader of STEM education in multiple schools, developing STEM planners, after-school clubs and supporting colleagues.

Most recently, Stuart has branched out into STEM communication on social media under the name of STEM with Mr N, where he showcases STEM activities and explains the processes involved, demonstrates robotics and coding, interviews STEM professionals about their jobs and journey into STEM, as well as a range of interesting STEM facts. Through this, Stuart aims to support and inspire childrens, parents and teachers to explore the wonders of STEM.

In 2022, Stuart was one of the recipients of the Primary Science Teacher Award from the Primary Science Teaching Trust for excellence in primary science education.