Awards & Competitions
Rolls-Royce Schools Prize for Science and Technology
Applications are open for the Rolls- Royce Schools Prize for Science and Technology (previously the Rolls-Royce Science Prize), open to all UK schools and colleges.
Now encompassing engineering, design and technology projects, entrants submit an idea for a sustainable STEM initiative, specific to their school for delivery between September 2020 and June 2021.
Up to 50 schools are awarded a £1,000 Special Merit Award and are automatically entered into the finalist short-list. Finalists are provided with a further £5,000 to implement their action plan in the second year of this two-year rolling awards programme. They will also receive additional support from Rolls-Royce, who will work with them throughout the 2020/2021 academic year to help finalists implement their action plan.
Judging for Special Merit Awards is done on a half termly basis so submit your application as soon as you’re ready but the final deadline for entries is 29 May 2020.
ENTHUSE Partnership Award
ENTHUSE Partnerships inspire young people into STEM subjects and careers. We fulfil this by enabling groups of schools and colleges to improve young people's achievement and engagement in STEM.
Groups of 4-8 schools and colleges receive up to £20,000 worth of support. This includes access to CPD, free resources, immersion in industry or university through teacher placements, STEM Ambassadors and enrichment activities.
Science Coordinators from 6 primary schools in South Lincolnshire were involved in a 2 year long project to support the science coordinators in finding out how science skills, concepts and attitudes are developed in the Early Years, with the intention that they can then lead science with a clearer understanding of the progression of skills and knowledge. As well as Early Years training, school planning and assessment processes were completely redesigned to ensure that key skills were planned progressively with a clearer focus on teaching essential skills through enquiry. Project schools took part in wider opportunities offered through STEM Learning such as being awarded STEM Educator, SLP facilitator and CPD Quality Mark status.
Funding becomes available at different times and in different areas. Sometimes schools are selected according to set criteria. Click here for more information
Primary Science Quality Mark
This award scheme is designed to develop and celebrate the quality of science teaching and learning in primary schools. Recognised by OFSTED, the Royal Society and the CBI.
Supported by high-quality training and mentoring led by experts across the country, schools can achieve a bronze, silver or gold Primary Science Quality Mark award through a year-long process of audit, action and reflection. Visit the PSQM website
Science Mark is a new quality standard designed to recognise and celebrate good, excellent and outstanding practice in secondary science departments across the UK. We can support you in the process of achieving your award. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you aiming for silver, gold or platinum? Find out more by clicking on the logo above.
Space Education Quality Mark
This award is given to primary schools, secondary schools and colleges that have shown significant use of the context of space in subjects and have worked with other organisations, shared resources and used space to enrich their curriculum.
The Space Education Quality Mark was set up by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and is run by the UK Space Education Office (ESERO-UK).