Overview

In April 2023, the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, announced a vision for maths education to continue for all students to the age of 18. This is just one way in which an increasingly technology-focused world has prompted Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects to be given much attention across the curriculum. However, there are still many barriers to students’ engagement and attainment in STEM, making this the ideal time for professionals to come together to discuss how to continue to advance the teaching of STEM in schools.

  • 35% more women and girls are taking STEM subjects at A Level compared with 2010, according to the Department for Education
  • 40% of UK Schools reported a lack of science technicians in 2022, according to the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Computing saw a 14.5% increase in A Level students between 2022 and 2023, the second largest increase of any subject, according to the Department for Education

Reasons to attend:

  1. Gain Insights into STEM Education Trends: Stay updated on recent developments and emerging trends in STEM education, including curriculum updates and diversity initiatives.
  2. Learn Practical Strategies for School-wide STEM Implementation: Explore effective methods for embedding a culture of STEM excellence across all aspects of the school environment, from teaching methodologies to extracurricular activities.
  3. Discover Best Practices for Inclusive STEM Education: Gain valuable insights into integrating STEM education into primary settings and advancing equity within UK STEM education.
  4. Explore Innovative Digital Skills Development: Delve into strategies for incorporating digital literacy into STEM curriculum and preparing students for future careers in the digital era.
  5. Engage in Interactive Workshops and Networking Opportunities: Participate in interactive sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities to discuss challenges and collaborate with peers in STEM education.
  6. Gain 8 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota

Who should attend:

  • STEM teachers from primary and secondary schools
  • School administrators and curriculum developers
  • Education policymakers and government officials
  • Representatives from educational technology companies
  • STEM education researchers and practitioners
  • Non-profit organisations and foundations focused on STEM education
  • Industry professionals interested in supporting STEM initiatives in schools
  • Student support services personnel, such as counsellors and career advisors
  • University researchers engaged in outreach work to improve STEM uptake in schools
  • School governors with an interest in supporting STEM education

For more information please call 0330 058 4285

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Agenda
  • Online Registration

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks 

     

  • Keynote: An Update on the Latest Trends and Changes to STEM Teaching

    Abstract: This session will provide a comprehensive overview of recent developments and emerging trends in STEM education. Focused on curriculum updates, diversity initiatives, and teacher support programmes, attendees will gain valuable insights into the evolving landscape of STEM education.

    • Developing a curriculum to give students a scientific approach and mindset
    • Ensuring capacity to allow all students to take part in high-quality practical work
    • An update on the government ambition to improve diversity among students studying STEM subjects
    • Supporting trainee teachers to develop their knowledge and improve teacher retention
  • Keynote: Creating a Whole-School Approach to STEM Teaching and Learning

    Abstract: This session will explore practical strategies for embedding a culture of STEM excellence across all facets of the school environment. From refining teaching methodologies to leveraging multimedia resources, organising extracurricular activities, and supporting staff development, attendees will gain valuable insights into fostering a cohesive STEM programme school-wide.

    • Ensuring quality first teaching to foster an atmosphere of achievement around STEM
    • Using a range of media to encourage students to engage with learning about STEM
    • Organising extra-curricular activities to allow students to explore STEM beyond the classroom
    • Supporting staff development to build expertise and engagement throughout the school
  • Key Supporter Session

  • Question and Answers 

  • Comfort Break

  • Case Study: Strategies for Promoting Curiosity and Enjoyment of STEM in Primary Schools

    Abstract: This session will highlight effective strategies for integrating STEM education into primary school settings. Emphasising staff training, technological integration, curriculum development, and collaboration with secondary institutions, attendees will gain insights into successful approaches for fostering curiosity and enjoyment of STEM subjects among primary school students.

    • Upskilling staff to be able to incorporate STEM learning into lessons across the curriculum
    • Making use of innovative technologies to foster digital literacy in the classroom
    • Designing age-appropriate curricula to build students’ understanding of science
    • Establishing collaborative partnerships with local secondary schools to facilitate a smooth transition to Key Stage 3 education
  • Case Study: Breaking Down Stereotypes to Overcome Gender Barriers to Success in STEM

    Abstract: This session addresses the imperative task of advancing equity within UK STEM education, with a particular focus on addressing gender disparities and promoting inclusivity. Attendees will explore comprehensive strategies spanning curriculum design, teacher recruitment, extracurricular programming, and retention initiatives to foster a more diverse and inclusive STEM landscape.

    • Designing an empowering curriculum to consistently challenge stereotypes about women in STEM
    • Creating a recruitment and retention strategy to increase the number of female science teachers
    • Promoting extra-curricular activities to encourage students to pursue their interests in science outside of the classroom
    • Developing clear pathways to improve the retention of students beyond GCSE
  • Case Study: Practical Steps to Improve Teacher Recruitment and Retention in STEM Subjects

    Abstract: This session will address the major shortage of teachers in STEM education specifically. Delegates will learn how schools are attracting and retaining the best graduates to teach. The session will include discussion of where the biggest gaps are likely to emerge in future training.

    • Creating a competitive offer to attract the best new talent
    • Identifying growth subjects to be able to recruit staff who will be able to implement innovative curricula
    • Fostering an inclusive and supportive departmental environment to increase retention
    • Approaches to promote a diverse teacher workforce to create role models for students from a range of backgrounds
  • Questions and Answers

  • Lunch Break

  • Keynote: Furthering Students’ Interactions With STEM Through Innovative Extra-Curricular Activities

    Abstract: This session delves into strategies aimed at enhancing students’ STEM experiences via extracurricular activities, focusing on securing funding, establishing industry partnerships, ensuring accessibility, and integrating practical STEM applications.

    • Advice for securing funds to support science activities beyond the curriculum
    • Making connections with external organisations to widen students’ horizons and show the range of STEM careers
    • Methods for ensuring that extra-curricular activities are accessible and open to all students
    • Designing practical activities to demonstrate the relevance of STEM to students’ every day life and future
  • Case Study: Planning Inclusive Lessons to Engage Students with SEND with Science

    Abstract: This session will showcase best practices for designing inclusive STEM lessons for students with special educational needs and disabilities, including out-of-classroom experiences, resource formatting, and modelling techniques.

    • Methods for taking lessons out of the classroom to provide alternative means of interacting with STEM
    • Advice for formatting resources to make them accessible to all students
    • Incorporating models into classroom teaching to promote discussion through visuals and physical experience
    • Creating dynamic lesson plans to adapt to mixed-ability classes and ensure all students are making good progress
  • Key Supporter Session

  • Questions and Answers

  • Breakout Networking

    This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the main challenges you face in teaching STEM in schools and inspiring the next generation of scientists. It will allow you to share your experiences and encourage cross sector collaboration that improves the outlook for UK STEM education.

  • Comfort Break

  • Case Study: Fostering Ambition and Achievement to Increase Successful Applications to University STEM Courses and Career Exploration

    Abstract: This session delves into strategies to empower students for success in applying to university STEM courses while expanding their career horizons in STEM fields. Topics include fostering school-university partnerships, showcasing diverse STEM programmes, integrating real-world relevance, providing UCAS application support, and encouraging hands-on research and career exploration.

    • Building links between schools and universities to provide opportunities for students to experience university courses
    • Showing students the range of courses on offer to encourage them to think beyond the tripartite school science system
    • Incorporating real-world content to demonstrate the practical benefits of STEM degrees
    • Effectively training staff to support students to complete competitive UCAS applications

     

  • Case Study: Digital Skills Development for STEM Education in UK Schools

    Abstract: This session will specifically address the integration of digital skills development within STEM education in UK schools. It will examine strategies for incorporating digital literacy into STEM curriculum, fostering digital creativity in STEM projects, overcoming the digital divide in STEM learning, and preparing students for future STEM careers in the digital era.

    • Integrating digital literacy within STEM subjects to enhance interdisciplinary learning
    • Promoting digital creativity through tools like coding and simulations in STEM projects
    • Initiatives to ensure equitable access to digital resources for all students in STEM education
    • Introduction of emerging technologies and real-world applications in STEM learning
    • Collaboration with industry partners to expose students to diverse STEM career opportunities
  • Questions and Answers

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

    *programme subject to change without notice

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors.

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

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Pricing
  • Public Sector Rate:: £449.00+VAT+VAT
  • Voluntary Sector Rate:: £379.00+VAT+VAT
  • Private Sector Rate:: £649.00+VAT+VAT