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How your school can engage with STEM (Ongoing)

How your school can engage with STEM

  1. Register as a school on the STEM Learning Website

Registering on the website will give you access to 100s of STEM related resources, provide you with details of other STEM related organisations and initiatives that your school can get involved in, allow you to advertise for a STEM Ambassador to come and visit your school and allow you to join our local network of STEM teachers. (Guidance attached)

  1. Start a STEM Club in your school

There are lots of ways that you could start a STEM Club at your school.  Your STEM Club could take place after school or at lunchtime.  It can be for all year groups and abilities or specific groups to enhance their classroom learning.  From Code Clubs, to Science Clubs, to Lego Clubs, STEM Clubs come in all shapes and sizes and there are loads of free resources available to help you get up and running.

For support with starting your STEM Club, including free teacher workshops, contact us at

To set up a Code Club in your school visit

To set up a Lego Club in your school visit

  1. Invite a STEM Ambassador to support your school

There are over 1000 professionals working in STEM industries registered as STEM Ambassador volunteers with our Hub.  Advertise an activity at your school to engage with local employers and support the teaching of STEM subjects in your school.  STEM Ambassadors can inspire a new generation of young people. (Guidance attached).

  1. Invite a STEM Ambassador to be on your Governing Board.

If your school has identified STEM as an area for development, why not recruit a STEM Ambassador to join your Governing Board.  They can…

  1. Take part in a STEM Challenge

Your school could take part in a STEM Challenge that takes place over multiple terms.

Current challenges running locally include:

Greenpower Cars

Local contact: Kevin Ford

KMF Young Engineer of the Year

FIRST Tech Challenge

VEX Robotics Challenge

  1. Plan a school trip to a STEM museum or Exhibition

In the Midlands, we are extremely fortunate to have access to a huge range of STEM environments that will inspire and educate your learners.  From the annual Big Bang Fair held at the Birmingham Arena, RAF Cosford Museum, the Thinktank Science Museum in Birmingham, Enginuity at Ironbridge to Big Bang near me at Staffordshire University.  Why not arrange a school trip for a class, year group or the whole school to one of these exciting venues?

  1. Repurpose an unused space for a STEM Lab

Have you got an area in school that could be re-purposed into an area for STEM learning?  It could be an IT suite for a coding club, an unused room transformed into an Ogden Trust Phizz Lab or somewhere for a 3D printer.

  1. Engage with local STEM related networks

Is your school part of the Computing at School network or the Science Subject Leaders Network in your area?  These networks are a great way to share knowledge and good practice with like minded teachers and local STEM representatives.

Computing at School


  1. Commission some CPD for your teachers or a workshop for your classes

The Entrust STEM Hub offers STEM workshops suitable for all Key Stages to support your curriculum, careers programme and transition.

Workshops include:

Resourceful Romans  Rockets Away Solar Powered Cars

To view our full offer please visit and book via your usual SLA Online Account.

The University of Wolverhampton STEM Response Team

What Schools Say About Us

Being part of the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Careers Hub has been pivotal to the development of careers provision in our school. The Hub have shared good practice across their members resulting in a stronger focus on good quality provision. The annual event enabled the hub to share their vision of School Improvement Through The Lens of Careers and looking beyond the Benchmarks. It was a fantastic opportunity to share different models of school improvement and strategies to further develop careers provision to enhance the future opportunities of our young people.

Mrs A Spencer, John Taylor High School

What Businesses Say About Us

It it superb to be able to speak with local schools, colleges, and businesses in Stoke and Staffs and show how important the partnerships are to bring the skills of the future. Educating those who educate the ones shaping the aspirations of young people is essential for the industry to grow and be more sustainable.”

Alison Tucker, St Modwen