RAiSE (Raising Aspirations in Science Education) and West Lothian Council have seconded a Primary Science Development Officer (PSDO) to develop and deliver professional learning, create STEM networks, and organise community events for the authority’s schools.
RAiSE is a programme of The Wood Foundation, Education Scotland, Scottish Government and participating local authorities. West Lothian is the 15th region to embark upon the programme. It has delivered more than 50,000 hours of professional learning to teachers since 2016. Executive
Nicola Connor, RAiSE PSDO in West Lothian, said:
“In West Lothian, we are committed to ensuring that all primary pupils have opportunities to benefit from learning experiences which create the bedrock upon which later learning and, eventually, work will be based upon. STEM is a vitally important component to develop creative thinkers and problem solvers.