Caroline Collins has joined the national RAiSE network of PSDOs.
RAiSE (Raising Aspirations in Science Education) is a programme of The Wood Foundation, Scottish Government, Education Scotland, and participating local authorities which empowers primary practitioners with the confidence, skills, and networks to develop and deliver motivating and engaging STEM experiences.
Laura McCafferty, National Education Officer for RAiSE, said:
“It is a pleasure to welcome East Renfrewshire to our network as we expand our footprint throughout Scotland.
“In our collective drive to become a STEM nation, we firmly believe that stoking the natural curiosity of our youngest learners can inspire them with the confidence to continue their love of STEM through their education and beyond.
“To do that we need teachers with access to the right training, resources, support, and opportunities to bring STEM to life in their classrooms. RAiSE lays these foundations in a very local way, supported by a national network and strategy.”
Mark Ratter, East Renfrewshire Council Director of Education, said:
“I am delighted that we have been able to appoint a Primary Science Development Officer to further enhance the educational offer we provide for our pupils. STEM learning is hugely important for all our pupils and by increasing the opportunities in this area we are setting our pupils up for success, both now and in the future.”