We’re committed to making inspiring, high-quality science education available to all young people.

Together with our partners, we:


Team contacts

Anita Krishnamurthi

Head of Education and Learning

Ruth Birse

PA to Head of Education and Learning

Contact about:

general queries.

Lia Commissar

Programme Manager, Education and Neuroscience

Contact about:

education and neuroscience, young people’s views on science education, Camden Heads of Science Network.

Nan Davies

Programme Manager, Professional Development

Mark Ellis

Policy Advisor, Education and Skills

Contact about:

school governors and trustees, further education, employability, apprenticeships, T Levels, general education policy issues.

Felicity Hayball

Project Manager, Science Education Tracker

Lily Ickowitz-Seidler

Project Manager, Primary Science Education

Contact about:

primary science.

Louise Stubberfield

Programme Manager, Primary Science Education

Contact about:

primary science, National STEM Learning Centre, Camden Primary Science Network.

Our work

Teacher expertise

All teachers and technicians should have regular, high-quality continuing professional development throughout their career so that they can improve student learning.

Primary science

We’re working to transform the teaching of science in primary schools so that every pupil has an excellent first experience of science.

School governors and trustees

We support governors and trustees to ensure their schools and colleges deliver high-quality science education.

Informal science learning

Informal learning experiences – like visiting museums, meeting scientists, watching YouTube videos and playing games – offer huge potential for young people to engage with and learn about science in a way that works for them.

Understanding learning: education and neuroscience

We can use knowledge about how people learn to develop and test evidence-informed teaching practices that help young people achieve more at school.

Young people’s views on science education

Our Science Education Tracker is a survey of young people’s attitudes towards and experiences of science education and careers.

Practical science

We’re committed to supporting and improving practical science in schools and colleges.


Quality assurance of teachers' continuing professional development [PDF 1.3MB]

Report | May 2019

This rapid evidence review looks at lessons from other quality assurance systems, and how they could be applied to teachers’ continuing professional development in England.

The role of informal science in youth work: findings from Curiosity round one [PDF 903KB]

Report | March 2019

'Curiosity' provides funding to help youth organisations develop and deliver inspiring science activities for disadvantaged children and young people. This report looks at the key findings from the 32 projects funded during the first round.

What pupils think of science in primary schools [PDF 1.3MB]

Report | January 2019

We look at pupils’ views of science and how these link to the practice and experience of their science leaders.

More reports

Briefings and responses