Fortnightly Planner 27/5/21


Welcome to our fortnightly STEM blog post. Keep reading to find out more about exciting STEM developments across Scotland. Please feel free to share this post with colleagues and school partners.

National Education Officer – RAiSE

The Wood Foundation and Education Scotland are seeking a National Education Officer to lead the development and delivery of its Raising Aspirations in Science Education (RAiSE) programme.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the continued successful delivery of the RAiSE programme which has engaged 16 local authorities to date.  The post-holder will be based in Education Scotland, reporting to a Senior Education Officer, and will be line managed by The Wood Foundation.

New National e-Learning Offer website is now live!

We’re delighted to pass on the news that the new National e-Learning Offer website is now live: National e-Learning Offer | Education Scotland. This has been developed through a partnership involving Education Scotland, e-Sgoil and ADES.

All the content that was previously hosted on Excel NeLO spreadsheets is now available through this new platform including lessons, videos calculations, assessment materials, West OS videos, Scholar, BBC Bitesize and e-Sgoil content and more. In all, there are 23,000 resources available with over 5000 of these being sciences resources. Sciences and STEM teachers, networks and partnership organisations have played an enormously important role in initiating and supporting this work throughout. A massive thank you from the STEM Team at Education Scotland – it has been a pleasure working in partnership with you. Further developments are being planed – please send any feedback, suggestion and ideas to:

Chemistry Festival

The inclusive and accessible Salter’s Chemistry Festival is running on-line on June 15 from 1-3pm, aimed at pupils working at third level. To book a place please email . For any questions, please email the organiser, . This year’s theme is ‘the chemistry of a chocolate caramel wafer’ and there are a series of investigations for participants to carry out before the event. The investigations require ordinary kitchen equipment, so are suitable for groups who don’t have access to a lab.

STEM Conference

Dumfries & Galloway’s fourth annual STEM Conference focussing on all aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is now available.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this year’s event is an online conference.

With keynote addresses, workshops & marketplace on all aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics – STEM Conference 2021 Participants.

All conference materials are available within Glow throughout Term 4 and into next session.

Dumfries and Galloway STEM Conference 2021 Access Guide.

Travel in(to) the Future

University of Dundee School of Science and Engineering with the Tayside & Fife branch of the Institution of Civil Engineers, have launched this year’s annual STEM poster competition aimed at primary and secondary school students. The topic is “Travel in(to) the Future”.

There are prizes in each category, in the form of Amazon vouchers.

The competition closes on 16 June 2021 (midnight).

STEM Online Resource

Improving Gender Balance and Equalities Resources

A range of resources to help improve gender balance, equity and equality.


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