STEM Club Champion

STEM Clubs within the East Midlands are coordinated and managed by the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire SLP. The regional primary and secondary STEM Clubs programme provides high quality training and support for STEM Club Leaders in the area. Part of a network of STEM Club Champions and other support for STEM Clubs, it’s managed by STEM Learning.

What Does Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire SLP Do?

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire SLP (inc. Derby and Nottingham) combines local expertise in teaching and learning in science to facilitate CPD and provide school-to-school support. We offer quality, high impact training for STEM Club Leaders through a range of twilight sessions.

Get in touch to find out how we can support the needs of you, your department and your school.

To find out more please go to www.stem.org.uk/stem-clubs

Primary science courses can be found here.

Secondary science courses can be found here.

Helping to engage young people in STEM.

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Join an online STEM Club below

Enhancing employability skills and careers knowledge – STEM club workshop

This workshop will be delivered remotely and guidance on how to attend will be sent out in the joining instructions.

The workshop will promote opportunities for club leaders to learn how to incorporate and enhance careers knowledge and build skills for students within club sessions. Club leaders will become confident in their understanding and use of STEM Ambassadors, Science Capital, Gatsby Careers Benchmarks, Essential Skills and the Skills Builder Framework. The workshop is open to secondary schools, Sixth Form and FE colleges across England with KS3, KS4 and KS5 provision. Designed as a 2.5 hour session, the workshop includes hands on practical activities and opportunities to network.

 

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • improve understanding of the STEM Ambassador programme and how it can support a STEM Club to increase student understanding of potential careers and the place STEM plays in the wider world
  • increase understanding of employability skills and how a STEM Club can enhance key skills utilising the Skills Builder Framework, helping to support the schools careers agenda and adherence to the Gatsby Careers Benchmark
  • develop skill sets of students by identifying career led roles within projects and identifying opportunities to expand student experiences of potential careers and STEM influences such as STEM fairs, guest speakers, liaising with local companies etc
  • increase opportunities to engage parents in STEM Clubs, boost their knowledge of the importance of STEM subjects, their role in the workplace and the wider world
STEM club workshop online

Wednesday 14 October 2020

Time: 2pm – 4pm
Cost: Free

Measuring impact and gaining recognition – STEM club workshop

This workshop will be delivered remotely and guidance on how to attend will be sent out in the joining instructions.

The workshop will enable club leaders to gain insight into impact measurement, experience of using impact toolkits, how to create measurement tools and how to gain recognition for the club and students.  The workshop is open to secondary schools, Sixth Form and FE colleges across England with KS3, KS4 and KS5 provision. Designed as a 2.5 hour session, the workshop includes hands on practical activities and opportunities to network.

 

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • increase understanding of the importance of impact evaluation and the gathering of evidence to support the positive impact a STEM Club has on student understanding and enjoyment of STEM subjects, student attainment and student STEM identity
  • enhanced understanding of Science Capital and how this methodology is used within a STEM Club, helping to enhance curricular delivery
  • develop ability to run impact evaluation trials within the STEM club, utilising impact toolkits and student evaluation tools
  • increased understanding of rewarding student achievement, gaining recognition for the club and the methodologies that can be implemented
STEM Clubs | Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire SLP

Wednesday 14 October 2020

Time: 2pm – 4pm
Cost: Free

Getting Started – STEM club workshop

This workshop will be delivered remotely and guidance on how to attend will be sent out in the joining instructions.

The workshops aim is to assist schools to start and sustain STEM subject clubs through their first 18 months. Providing valuable information that will support and guide club leaders. The workshop is open to secondary schools, Sixth Form and FE colleges across England with KS3, KS4 and KS5 provision. Designed as a 2.5 hour session, the workshop includes hands on practical activities and opportunities to network.

 

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • identify the benefits of your school running a STEM Club for school and the benefits for attendees
  • utilise best practice techniques from experienced club leaders to ensure a successful first 18 months, including how to recruit students and gain support from colleagues
  • discover potential sources of funding and resources
  • explore avenues of support including working with STEM Ambassadors, parents and local industry
Getting started - STEM club workshop

Thursday 12 November 2020

Time: 2pm – 4pm
Cost: Free

How to be successful and thriving – STEM club workshop

This workshop will be delivered remotely and guidance on how to attend will be sent out in the joining instructions.

Club leaders will gain inspiration, ideas and practical tips for developing their club, as well as an understanding of the importance of STEM Clubs and an appreciation of the vital role the STEM Club leader has in supporting and enthusing students. The workshop is open to secondary schools, Sixth Form and FE colleges across England with KS3, KS4 and KS5 provision. Designed as a 2.5 hour session, the workshop includes hands on practical activities and opportunities to network.

 

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • identify the key factors that make a club successful and thriving and apply them to their own club, helping to maintain the interest of students and senior management
  • enrich student engagement by identifying ways to increase student responsibility within the club and add value by developing opportunities to improve employability skills and careers knowledge
  • identify ways to gather impact evaluation data and utilise recognition schemes to provide evidence that supports the benefits a STEM Club has on students, the school and the club leader
  • enhanced understanding of potential funding streams and improved ability to write a grant application
STEM Club workshop

Thursday 19 November 2020

Time: 2pm – 4pm
Cost: Free