STEM Enthuse Partnership

STEM Enthuse Partnership

HEP secondary schools are able to opt into a STEM Enthuse Partnership (EP) with a defined focus around raising KS5 outcomes. This began in November 2022 and runs for two years. Currently 12 schools have opted in and this EP brings with it £20,000 of funding held in a virtual pot to be spent on training. Each term of the two-year partnership, once reporting has been submitted by HEP and approved by STEM, HEP receives £2000. This is being fed into Secondary Subject Networks.

During 22/23 £6070 was spent from the virtual pot on:
  • STEM facilitators supporting DAT meeting delivery
  • HEP teachers attending STEM-delivered courses, many of which also come with large bursaries to contribute to cover costs
  • Delivering the Science Technician network meetings

There are 4 HEP teachers and 1 technician who are 'Professional Development Lead' (PDL) trained. They are able to lead training and access resources made by STEM to deliver sessions for HEP schools and beyond. Their schools can be reimbursed for their time using STEM funding from the virtual pot.

Plans for 23/24:
  • To spend a further £10,000 from the virtual pot on both STEM delivered and HEP PDL delivered CPD
  • To receive a further £6000 of payments into HEP following termly reporting
Enthuse Partnership meetings 23/24:

In order to keep opted in schools up to date with training offers and provide accurate termly reports to STEM, each school needs a named contact (either Science HOD or nominated teacher) to attend termly meetings.

  • Wednesday 6th December 2023, 4.15-5pm online
  • Thursday 14th March 2024, 4.15-5pm online
  • Tuesday 18th June 2024, 4.15-5pm

‘It was such a valuable experience, even without all the instructors and course leaders, it was so useful to discuss ideas with other Physics teachers who are really keen on stretching our most able and inspiring students.’

Teacher who attended 'Inspiring A level Physics’ a residential CPD fully funded by STEM 


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What our members say

Ofsted Inspection Training – "Four days well spent! Supporting the development of our school under the guidance of a skilled trainer with a wealth of experience across the primary range was invaluable."

Primary Subject Networks – "The content in the sessions covers all aspects of high quality practice in Maths and it makes me reflective on my practice in class and how I lead and help develop other teachers."

Primary Subject Networks – "Meeting other subject leaders and sharing, makes me feel better about what we are delivering and that we are on the right track."

Develop your A level Teaching – "It was really nice to be able to talk to other A level German teachers as there aren’t very many and we could share our experiences."

Contingent Talk with Books – "Such a worthwhile project for Early Years, which you can see working right in front of your eyes. Well-planned and organised project, fantastic expert who inspires us all."

Get Hounslow Reading – "The biggest impact has been on our teachers’ enthusiasm for reading/books and their knowledge of high quality texts, finding innovative ways to engage readers through displays, book talk and story time."

Secondary Subject Networks – "There are so many useful takeaways from the meeting to help improve teaching and learning and they are things which can easily be put into place after the meeting."

Get Hounslow Reading – “There can be no doubt of the enthusiasm of Hounslow teachers and impact of their hard work on growing a Reading for Pleasure practice in their schools over this academic year. Many teachers said that the time to talk and share practice was what they valued most highly.” Charlotte Raby – Programme Facilitator

Secondary Subject Networks – “I really enjoy the content and the supportive group of fellow geography leaders discussing ideas in a non-judgmental, relatively informal way. The group certainly helps each other and fundamentally discusses relevant topics which are benefiting me.”

Get Hounslow Reading – "Very informative and helpful. A lovely chance to reflect. Excellent, enthusiastic delivery which would inspire anyone! You are very knowledgeable and sessions are well-organised. Thank you!”

Challenging Behaviour Training – “Great training, thank you for all your expertise and advice. I learnt lots of things about different ways that can affect pupils’ behaviour and how to deal with different situations."

Deep Dive Subject Leader Training – “Thank you for the very detailed and thorough subject leader checklist. It is an extremely useful and much necessary exercise. It's been an eye opener. Thank you”

Develop your A Level Teaching – “A much appreciated forum to apply pedagogy to a subject specific domain, with such rich professional talk after the keynotes in the Economics breakout session.”

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