STEM Learning centre has teamed up with Carmel College to create Carmel College Science Learning Partnership or SLP.

Carmel College coordinates and manages the Cumbria and North East Science Learning Partnership (SLP), which provides quality, subject specific continuous professional development (CPD) for primary and secondary schools in the area. It is part of a network of SLPs and other support for schools that is managed by STEM Learning.

We combine local expertise in teaching and learning in science, facilitating CPD, and providing school-to-school support. We offer quality, high impact science CPD through a range of full day or twilight sessions. We also work with schools on an individual basis to provide bespoke support to meet the differing needs of schools across the area.

Please get in touch to find out how we can support the needs of you, your department and your school.

Tony Graham | 01325 254525 |

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A Department for Education spokesman said:

“We are also investing millions to raise the quality of teaching in languages and science through initiatives like the Science Learning Partnership, which benefited more than 2,600 primary schools last year alone.”


The SLP offer bursaries or Impact Awards for a targeted range of CPD activities delivered through the SLP. To find out more click here.

Enthuse Awards

Enthuse Awards are provided by Project Enthuse and they contribute towards the cost of attending CPD from the National STEM Learning Centre for UK state funded schools and colleges.Enthuse Partnership Awards is a grant of £12,000 for groups of between 4 and 8 schools or colleges wishing to work together towards achievement in science/STEM.

Please click here to find out more.

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