Fortnightly Planner 16/11/21


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

Midlothian Early Years STEM Network

Join us tomorrow 4-5pm to develop a Midlothian Early Years STEM Network building on local, regional and national activity.  This participative session will explore STEM in Midlothian Early Years with Education Scotland STEM Education Officers.

Contact for more details and to register.

STEM in the North professional learning

Practitioners from other regions are most welcome to join these PL sessions.
STEM Industry in the North has been developed in partnership with the UHI STEM partnership, specifically HIE, Science Skills Academy, SSERC STEM Ambassadors and SDS. These sessions will focus on specific STEM sectors that are growing in the region. Professionals in these sectors will speak about their role, their career pathways and the future of their industry.

The first session on 17 November examines the big picture of STEM Industry in the North; the context within the region, the economy and changes in the last few years and an overview of the current & projected Labour Market Information (LMI) and what this means for your learners.

STEM Industry in the North Tickets 17 Nov 2021 at 17:00

STEM in the North is a varied programme with inputs from Numeracy & Maths, Creativity and IGBE colleagues. Please see the PDFs below for more information and tickets.

Improving Gender Balance and Equalities

The Improving Gender Balance and Equalities team are excited to announce the launch of their IGB Self-Evaluation Framework. This framework is designed to support schools and settings to take a long term, whole setting approach to addressing gender imbalance and creating a more equal learning environment. The framework consists of five main sections, which encourage both changes to classroom practice, alongside changes to school ethos and policy. The framework is designed to provide a foundation for schools to explore issues relating to gender balance and equalities in a way that suits the specific needs of each setting, whilst also providing a springboard for schools to explore wider inequalities and barriers. The team will also be providing professional learning for senior leaders looking to use the framework in their setting, and any practitioners leading on specific aspects of the framework.

Self evaluation framework

IGBE self evaluation framework professional learning January 27 2022

IGBE self evaluation framework professional learning February 2 2022 


Improving gender balance and equalities – looking at data through an equalities lens.

This workshop will provide the opportunity to look at the IGBE data guides (primary/ELC and secondary) in more detail. Whether you have used them already, or are just starting to consider data in this way, come along to discuss and learn.

Thursday 24th February 16:00 – 17:00 (click here to sign up via Eventbrite)

Repeated Wednesday 2nd March 16:00 – 17:00 (click here to sign up via Eventbrite)

Education Scotland Annual STEM Professional Learning Practitioner Surveys

Help shape the future of STEM professional learning by completing our 10 minute online survey by Monday 20 December.

The Scotsman Annual Life Sciences Conference

The theme of this year’s Scotsman Annual Life Sciences Conference is Realising the COVID Legacy.

Examining key areas such as accelerating science, data, digital redesign, digital biology & skills: realising potential, the conference takes place on 2 December.

Book your free place here.


Dates for your diary

STEM in the North Professional Learning September 21 – June 22

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