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Making education your business: a practical guide to supporting STEM teaching in schools and colleges

17 May 2016

In our Vision for science and mathematics education, the Royal Society called for collaboration between teachers, industry and academia to support excellence and professionalism in science and mathematics teaching.

Teachers are a crucial part of inspiring pupils to pursue STEM subjects – in some cases the single biggest influence. By collaborating with teachers, employers can help to ensure confident, well informed and inspiring teaching which helps motivate young people to study STEM and see where these subjects can take them.

Developed in collaboration with CBI, this guide sets out five simple steps that can be followed by a company when planning to engage with schools or colleges. It describes the practicalities of setting up a programme, giving key advice at each stage to ensure that the programme supports inspirational STEM teaching.

The case studies presented throughout this guide highlight the key features of successful, mutually beneficial, education schemes.