The science hub for teachers in Bucks is excited to announce that Little Chalfont Primary School, together with seven other schools, have been successful in becoming an ENTHUSE Partnership.
As an ENTHUSE Partnership, the eight local primary schools will gain access to £20,000 worth of support over the next two years to help raise the profile of STEM-related subjects in their schools.
ENTHUSE Partnerships bring schools and colleges together to work collaboratively and are designed to inspire young people into STEM subjects and STEM-related careers.
The partnerships have significant benefits for teachers, young people and employers – transforming both the educational culture around STEM in schools and young people’s achievement and aspirations.
Little Chalfont Primary School headteacher Mr Hacking, speaking at the launch event on September 14 said: “By working together with other schools we’re going to be sharing best practice, best ideas. There’s a room full of huge talented science teachers right now that we can only learn from, we’ve got one as well.
“So it’s a really exciting opportunity to give the children the best opportunities to enrich their experience as much as we can.”
Science teacher Claire Rodgers added: “By working together we can share our knowledge more often and ultimately improve the way that our children see themselves as scientists and what they think a scientist does.”
The other seven schools are Woodside Junior school, Elangani Primary School, Chesham Bois Primary School, Waterside Primary, Ivingswood Primary, Chenies Primary, Thomas Harding Primary School.
Schools and colleges taking part receive access to continued professional development, leading educational resources, STEM Ambassadors and teacher placements. With links to local businesses and industry, our learners gain a greater understanding of the STEM industry and the possible career paths.