Support for ITE providers
We are committed to helping you provide your trainees with all the support needed to deliver excellent teaching of STEM subjects, both during training and throughout their career as a teacher.
We want to make this as easy and flexible as possible, and so we have a number of ways we can support you.
An overview of our offer
Our support has a proven impact on the subject and pedagogical knowledge, enthusiasm and confidence of teachers.
Subject-specific support during training, linked to the ITE Core Content Framework, providing trainees with the confidence and skills to teach their subject.
Holistic support, including CPD, quality-assured resources and support in raising the aspirations and engagement of young people in STEM.
A mixture of residential, face-to-face, online and remotely-delivered support, allowing trainees to benefit when and where it suits them.
We are delighted to be able to offer subsidies to state-funded schools and colleges across the UK to support continuing professional development. Subsidies are available for trainee teachers registered with an eligible school. If trainees are completing their initial teacher education through a Higher Education Institution, they may still qualify for a subsidy if the course is running during a placement in an eligible school.
CPD for primary trainee teachers
CPD for secondary trainee teachers
Helping your trainees raise the aspirations and engagement of young people in STEM
STEM Ambassadors are volunteers from a wide range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related jobs and backgrounds across the UK.
You can request a STEM Ambassador to come into school or visit the ITE provider, either face-to-face or remotely. STEM Ambassadors can support trainee teachers in a number of ways, including:
- enriching trainees’ subject knowledge development with real-life STEM contexts
- supporting trainees’ in how they plan and deliver a broad and balanced curriculum
- improving trainees’ own understanding of STEM careers and employability skills
STEM Clubs are out-of-timetable sessions that provide young people with the chance to explore aspects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics). Their purpose is to enrich, rather than deliver, the curriculum.
Trainees being involved in leading a STEM Club can enhance their confidence in teaching STEM subjects. It also allows them to work with a smaller group of students in a more informal setting.