St Giles' CE Primary is part of the ENTHUSE Partnerships programme 2022-2024.
ENTHUSE Partnerships empower schools and colleges to share practice and work collaboratively, addressing underachievement in STEM subjects, inspiring excellence in the STEM curriculum and raising aspirations for STEM careers and further study.
Working with STEM Learning, each ENTHUSE Partnership receives up to £20,000 worth of support, including support from a STEM Learning coach, staff training, resources, teacher placements in industry or university, coordinated support from STEM volunteers through the STEM Ambassador programme and provision for enrichment activities like STEM Clubs.
Find out more about ENTHUSE Partnerships.
- working collaboratively with 6 – 10 schools or colleges
- participating in the programme for 2 years
- accessing bespoke training for all staff and curriculum enhancement opportunities for pupils
ENTHUSE Partnerships improve young people's attainment and engagement in STEM subjects and develop awareness and understanding of STEM careers, contributing to the Gatsby Careers Benchmarks.
Evaluation from recent ENTHUSE Partnerships shows:
- attainment in STEM increased: 94% girls and 98% boys met or exceeded age-related expectations, up from 88% and 69% before the Partnerships started
- interest in STEM increased: over half of girls and two thirds of boys wanted to learn more about
- working in STEM, an increase of 10% from the start of the Partnerships
- understanding of STEM careers increased: more students were aware of the qualifications and to progress in STEM
Impact on teachers
ENTHUSE Partnerships have significant benefits for teachers, transforming both the educational culture towards STEM in schools and young people’s achievement and aspirations.
Evaluation from previous ENTHUSE Partnerships shows:
- careers information is increasingly embedded in STEM teaching: teachers are more confident
using careers to provide context when teaching STEM and do so more often. They are also more
aware and better equipped to draw on the enrichment opportunities offered by STEM employers
- subject and pedagogical knowledge increased: 100% of school leaders and 83% of teachers
agreed that staff subject and pedagogical knowledge had increased
- greater employer involvement: 65% of school leaders reported increased collaboration with other non-school organisations including business and industry
Who are STEM Learning?
STEM Learning is the largest provider of education and careers support in science, technology,
engineering and mathematics (STEM). We work with schools, colleges and others working with young people across the UK. Find out more about our impact evidence.
Our mission is to improve lives through education and ensure that every young person across the UK can access the world-leading STEM education they deserve.