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 number of teachers to take on the role of mentor in STEM; as a cluster mentor group, these teachers then design and implement a bespoke programme of professional development for all teachers in the cluster, supported by SSERC. The PCP is funded by Scottish Government and STEM Learning and supported by The Edina Trust.
The Programme is being independently evaluated by the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change at the University of Glasgow. A high level summary of their findings can be found at https://www.sserc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/SSERC-policy-briefing-impact-summary-final_18.05.08.pdf