Science Learning Partnership


STEM Learning centre has teamed up with Carmel College to create Carmel College Science Learning Partnership or SLP.

In the North East region we aim to provide high quality CPD and training for the teaching of Primary and Secondary, FE Colleges and for science technicians at any stage of their career.

Our aim is to engage with colleagues across the region in the delivery of school based CPD and other professional opportunities. This will help us to build a network of excellent teachers.

We look forward to working with you to provide you with science CPD opportunities to meet your needs.

A Department for Education spokesman said:
“We are also investing millions to raise the quality of teaching in languages and science through initiatives like the Science Learning Partnership, which benefited more than 2,600 primary schools last year alone.”


The SLP offer bursaries or Impact Awards for a targeted range of CPD activities delivered through the SLP. To find out more click here

Enthuse Awards
Enthuse Awards are provided by Project Enthuse and they contribute towards the cost of attending CPD from the National STEM Learning Centre for UK state funded schools and colleges.

Enthuse Partnership Awards is a grant of £12,000 for groups of between 4 and 8 schools or colleges wishing to work together towards achievement in science/STEM.

Please click here to find out more.

Major BBC Science campaign for Primary schools in the UK is on its way for 2017

STEM have been working with the Wellcome Trust and other science partners to develop a primary science campaign for the autumn onwards. Part of this project will include support from the BBC Learning team, where there are a number of activities planned throughout the year.

BBC Learning’s next major education campaign will aim to inspire 9-11 year olds through a series of exciting, fun and interactive UK-wide mass participation science experiments. Launching in early 2017, the new campaign will be designed to support the curriculum. A range of classroom resources and videos will be available online later this year to enable the experiments to be integrated into lesson planning for Spring and Summer terms in 2017.

There are 3 ways to make sure you keep up to date with news about the BBC’s 2017 science campaign for primary schools:

. BROWSE: Keep an eye on BBC Learning’s online page for schools at
. SUBSCRIBE: Sign-up to BBC Learning’s monthly (term-time) e-newsletter for schools at
. FOLLOW: Follow BBC Learning’s twitter account for schools at @BBC_Teach


January Newsletter CF – Primary
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