With cuts in career guidance provision and the new Ofsted framework looking at how well students are prepared for the next stage of their learning, there is growing pressure on schools to better prepare pupils for life beyond the school gates.
One of the many benefits of the STEM Ambassador Programme is the opportunity for schools to establish links with local industry, with a view to raising the aspirations of students and encouraging the uptake of STEM subjects.
Birmingham teacher "The ambassadors really went out of their way to explain all about their careers and their personal journey. We felt privileged to have them in our academy supporting our students’ educational development"
The benefits to you include:
Access to skilled resources to support staff in the classroom
Gaining extra support for extra-curricular clubs
Developing a varied teaching and learning style
Networking with local companies and gaining further opportunities
Student involved in careers event "From the activity I will remember what maths unlocks in terms of career choices, I have also gained lots of information."
The benefits to your students include:
Better motivation, more confidence and enthusiasm regarding STEM subjects
Opportunities to improve key skills and increase understanding in STEM
A better understanding of the opportunities that a career in STEM can offer
If you are interested in finding out more about how the STEM Ambassador programme can benefit your school, please contact us!