Return to Careers and skills inquiry 2016-17

STEM Roundtable

On 22nd November 2016, the APPG for Education hosted the third and final discussion in a series of roundtable events as part of its inquiry in to how well schools are preparing young people for their future careers.

The roundtable focused on  the uptake of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, as well as how to increase the number and quality of STEM teachers and possible ways to transform the gendered nature of STEM subjects to encourage more female uptake. The discussion was chaired by Carol Monaghan MP, a former physics teacher and the SNP’s Westminster Education Spokesperson. The APPG welcomed guests from industry, assessment boards and the teaching profession.

A full transcript of the discussion can be found here.

The participants were:

Professor Louise Archer, King’s College London

Sophie Bessemer, Third Space Learning

Esther Bousselham, Findel Education (?)

Kevin Courtney, NUT

Dr Mhairi Crawford, WISE Campaign

Steve Emery, Instruments Direct

Fiona Miller, BT

Tim Oates, Cambridge Assessment

David Perks, East London Science School

Richard Picking, Gratnells

Chris Ratcliffe, Scholastic

Anne-Marie Shand, Pearson

Julie Swan, Ofqual

Martina Ratto, MyCognition

Steve Whitley, Data Harvest