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