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STEM support project in London Update. Adrian Fenton STEM Partnership Manager for London Adrian.fenton@stemnet.org.uk 0207 9115379 www.stemcentres.org.uk/london. Reminder of aims:. To help raise the number of young people in London studying STEM subjects at school and college

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stem support project in london update

STEM support project in London Update

Adrian Fenton

STEM Partnership Manager for London

Adrian.fenton@stemnet.org.uk

0207 9115379

www.stemcentres.org.uk/london

reminder of aims
Reminder of aims:
  • To help raise the number of young people in London studying STEM subjects at school and college
  • To help ensure that these individuals have the relevant skills so that they can access opportunities in the modern economy
  • To assist in addressing STEM-related employment needs of the capital
  • To help ensure that the young people engaging in STEM subjects and following STEM-related careers reflect the diversity of our capital city.
some of the developments
Some of the developments
  • Formation of Advisory Group
  • Launch event January 07
  • Development of STEM support website
  • STEM supporting WRL event June 07
  • STEM integration event June 07
  • Support for courses and workshops
  • STEM Summer schools
mapping stem in london
Mapping STEM in London
  • Carried out in Spring 07
  • Interviews carried out with:
    • 9 Local Authority Advisers or Strategy Consultants;
    • 7 representatives of largely Government funded organizations;
    • 14 representatives of independent STEM organizations.
the main themes recommendations from the mapping included
The main themes/recommendations from the mapping included:
  • Facilitating communication, both formally and informally. This to be achieved in different ways including bringing together the STEM partners, spreading good practice (between schools and colleges) and maintaining the STEM portal.
  • Addressing the need for STEM forums through a number of focused themed groups e.g. Senior Leadership teams.
website www stemcentres org uk london
Website www.stemcentres.org.uk/london
  • Almost 500 entries in the ‘Schemes, Activities and Projects’ section
  • Funding and London specific opportunities included
  • News and events section frequently updated
  • Please encourage others to register
examples of some recent news items
Examples of some recent news items
  • London Schools Hydrogen Challenge
  • London Innovation Map launched
  • Applied Science course bursaries
  • Final Report and Implementation of the review of 14-19 Work-related learning
  • ‘Meet the Scientists’ at the Centre of the Cell
royal society partnership grants
Royal Society Partnership Grants
  • London specific case studies booklet produced
  • Supported through the STEM support project in London
  • Sent out to all London schools and available online www.royalsoc.ac.uk/london
stem forum plans
STEM Forum plans
  • SLT Line Managers for STEM subjects - 22nd November 2007 at the Royal Society
  • Subject Leaders for Science, Maths and D and T – Feb 2008
  • STEM opportunities in Primary – end of Feb 2008
  • STEM Integration and related skills targeting FE – March 2008
  • STEM Integration for Teachers and Advisers in Secondary Schools – June 2008
stem forum plans1
STEM Forum plans

Other invites to LA or regional events are very welcome, particularly relating to School Governors or 14-19 developments.

other ongoing developments
Other ongoing developments
  • Raising awareness – through meetings supporting networks (e.g. SSAT and Secondary National Strategy (SNS) regional meetings)
  • STEM Spring/Summer schools
  • Support for appropriate events with a vocational/ applied focus (e.g. ‘The New Diplomas: what do they mean for STEM?’ event at SLC London)
  • Continued development of website
stem support project in london
STEM support project in London
  • Please register on the website www.stemcentres.org.uk
  • Feedback and comments are most welcome
  • Contact us with questions or for support and guidance adrian.fenton@stemnet.org.uk
  • Include the website details in any newsletters or on any LA websites
  • Help teachers get to know what STEM can mean for them and their teaching