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Getting started

The following information helps you to get started and benefit from the basic network offers and opportunities.

We will send to you:

Certificate and letter

Your Head teacher will receive a certificate and letter for your school or college by the end of the first term of the academic year, confirming your organisation's link to the network. 

Please encourage your Head teacher and Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to learn about the benefits of the network and how the Royal Society may support your school's or college's STEM provision. Encourage them to display the certificate in a visible area (such as your reception) to highlight your membership and support of science, mathematics and computing to other department heads, teachers and visitors.

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STEM links and contacts

There are a number of key organisations that we recommend you take a look at. Most offer some sort of support (either subject specific or STEM general) for teachers development, or provide resources or links that may prove useful.

Write a story/blog about your activities and ideas

The Royal Society Schools Network's blog is a simple way for you to share all the events, projects, ideas and top tips you have for inspiring students in all areas of STEM.

If you would like to submit something for the blog, please provide us with a draft story with your name, your school or college name, and any photos that you have permission to be published by a third party (us), and proof of that permission (if you don't have a photo we could always use a stock image to illustrate). 

Most stories are between 300 and 400 words, and they have an informal and chatty style. Use the blog to tell people briefly why you did what you did, what you did (including briefly how) and what the result on you and your students was after the activity. We are always happy to give guidance and proof all blog posts before they are published.

Get involved

We have a number of ongoing opportunities for members such as Research Fellow talks, preferential booking for the Summer Science Exhibition and access to resources. We also have upcoming events throughout the year aimed at developing teachers’ skills and sharing ideas peer-to-peer with time to meet researchers and industry representatives.

Don't forget - If you are hoping to do something but cannot find anything to help on the network yet, you can contact us and we will do our best to fulfil any request we can. We have helped organise MP visits, Fellows attending special events and speakers for STEM activities as well as directing towards specific schemes organised by other institutions.

Royal Society Schools Network blog