Connecting STEM Teachers

The programme

Connecting STEM Teachers (CST) is the Academy’s flagship education programme. Since 2011, the aim of the programme has been to encourage young learners to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects in primary and secondary schools.

To achieve this, we bring together regional networks of teachers from across the country to deliver engineering education through our STEM learning resources.

Central to the success of the programme is the work of the Academy’s Teacher Coordinators (TCs) who lead regional networks for local STEM teachers across the UK.

TCs are experienced teachers who train teachers. By joining the network and attending regular professional development meetings, teachers receive:

  • Training on the Academy’s STEM learning resources and activities
  • Materials and equipment to deliver engaging engineering projects
  • Opportunities to share good practice with other teachers and links to local industry and STEM ambassadors
  • Take part in enhanced learning collaborative projects with other local schools.

Working together, engineering can inspire the next generation of engineers and change lives.

Interested in joining the Connecting STEM Teachers programme and sharing good practice and ideas with others?


If you are a STEM teacher who would like to join your regional network, then contact Scott Atkinson with your name, school name and subject specialism.

By requesting to join a network, you consent that your contact details will be sent to your local teacher coordinator, who will invite you to the next termly CPD/network meeting. These are free to attend and provide free resources and training.

Read more: Connecting STEM Teachers



Our programmes

Welsh Valleys Engineering Project

Embedding engineering education in South Wales

Engineering Leaders Scholarships

For engineering undergraduates who are looking to become engineering industry leaders

Sainsbury Management Fellowships

Enabling high-performing early-stage engineers to undertake an MBA programme

Visiting Teaching Engineers

Building links to local FE colleges

Visiting Professors

Building links between senior industrial engineers and UK universities