Resources for Primary
Most of NUSTEM’s programmes and activities portray STEM skills and knowledge in the context of the workplace, building students’ vocabulary and confidence. Incorporating a careers-linked approach brings real benefit to your students, and helps you align your teaching with the Gatsby Careers Benchmarks.
For Secondary Schools we’ve developed a guide (and CPD) on careers-linked teaching approaches, including links to the key strategy and advice documents.
For Primary Schools we’ve worked with the NELEP to develop ‘Careers in Initial Teacher Education’. This is a three session short course suitable for trainee and qualified teachers.
Designed with primary teachers, this five-week activity is easy to incorporate into your lessons. Our research suggests it helps reduce children’s reliance on stereotypes to describe STEM careers.
For free resources you can download and print yourself click the link:
Primary Careers Tool
A carefully-curated database of more than 100 STEM careers, sorted by National Curriculum topic in science and maths.
Each entry carries a brief description of the job and an image search link, making it quick and easy to incorporate linked careers into your lessons. Simple, and free for clicking:
Resources for Secondary
This free set of postcards are an easy way to introduce your students to careers and local employers. We have guidance notes, postcards to print and cut yourself, and a fancy download you can send to a professional print shop if you’d like pristine cards like the ones shown here.
Free resources to support your STEM teaching in years 9 and 10. These worksheets link curriculum topics directly to industry and employers in the North-East of England, exploring both knowledge and context.
Click for the ever-expanding set:
Career Case Studies and Employers
A database of STEM employers and workers, cross-linked and, in many cases, related to the classroom worksheets.