STEM Resources

This page will evolve as we discover/contact new resources/organisations which help schools and pupils improve their interest and attainment and in or focus areas.  If you know of any links/contacts please email us so we can share with other schools.

EdufundUK do not specifically endorse any of the organisations below - we offer them as information only for teachers to evaluate.

STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

STEM

  • Resources - thousands of curriculum-linked, quality-assured STEM teaching resources.  They have good search filters and they are all free.
  • CPD with bursaries.
  • Enrichment activities including resources, setting up a STEM club and access to STEM ambassadors - volunteers from a wide range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics related jobs and disciplines across the UK. They offer their time and enthusiasm to help bring stem subjects to life and demonstrate their value in life and careers.

EduFund have been very supportive and encouraging throughout the process. They have taken time out of their schedule to come and see what goes on in schools and have supported our STEM work beyond what I could have hoped for.

  - John Warner School, December 2019

All About STEM

  • Focussed around Cheshire/Merseyside but with a list of links and resources to help plan effective STEM teaching nationwide.

The Fuse School

FREE - Hundreds of maths and science videos

 

STEM Taster Courses

There are many of these - a particularly good one is the Sutton Trust Summer School which provides 1 week's free course, activities, accommodation, food and travel for KS5 pupils considering a degree in a STEM subject.

Other course directories can be easily searched for e.g.  

Space Careers UK STEM course summer schools directory  :  All sorts of courses in STEM subjects, not just for "space cadets".

Imperial College, London STEM Potential Programme:   Y10 - 13 day and summer courses 

 Maths Focus

THINK MATHS   Maths speakers delivering presentations and workshops in school.

  • From the Website:  “Think Maths is a team of experienced mathematics speakers who visit schools to run workshops and give talks for a wide range of ages and abilities. Our sessions are interactive, engaging and cover mathematical content which will grab the attention of students and inspire them to get excited about maths.”
  • They do charge but have links to external funding agencies.
    • Scheduled application windows
    • The grants are designed to help integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities into school practice and to support teachers’ professional development.
    • Activities enrich or go beyond the curriculum and must be chosen from the list of providers held at the STEM directories 

THE ROYAL INSTITUTION        Up to £500 STEM grants for schools

  • Scheduled application windows
  • The grants are designed to help integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities into school practice and to support teachers’ professional development.  
  • Activities enrich or go beyond the curriculum and must be chosen from the list of providers held at the STEM directories  

LONDON MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY       Up to £600-£800 grants for maths education:

  • https://www.lms.ac.uk/grants/small-grants-education
  • Applications are accepted four times a year, with deadlines at the end of January, April, August and November, and decisions about a month after the deadline in each case. 
  • Grants are to To stimulate interest and enable involvement in mathematics from Key Stage 1 (age 5+) to Undergraduate level and beyond, by:
    • enhancing and enriching mathematical study beyond the curriculum;
    • engaging the public with mathematics;
    • encouraging unusual ways of communicating mathematics.

INSTITUTE OF MATHEMATICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS         Education grant scheme - up to £600 grants

  • secondary schools, Colleges of Further Education (FE) and Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) in the UK. 
  • Open all year round. 
  • The grant is designed to help with the costs of running or attending an educational activity relating to mathematics, with the aim to increase the popularity of maths and encourage the take-up of maths post-16.