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STEMNET is a nationwide organisation which provides support for science, engineering, technology and mathematics. They send people from industry into schools to work with pupils, help set up STEM clubs in schools, and offer advice and guidance on STEM education.
When Stemnet is involved in a school you know that a serious attempt is being made to connect pupils with science as it is practiced in the real world. A school that is using Stemnet well will have a visit from a Stemnet Ambassador once a year per class – so about 60 a year in a medium-sized secondary school.
The Good Careers Guide has reviewed Stemnet from the point of view of a volunteer, and from the point of view of a company providing volunteers.
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Identifying and locating grammar schools. Grammar schools are located in 36 English local authorities. Almost half of these are considered 'selective authorities' (eg Kent and Buckinghamshire), where around one in five local children are selected for grammar school entry based on ability. The others are areas such as Barnet or Kingston, with only a few grammar schools.
As proud parents, we all know our children are unique. They're smarter than anyone else's, funnier, certainly more attractive, better behaved and above all bursting with the kind of talent that would leave Daniel Radcliffe, Jamie Bell and Charlotte Church standing. And for some extraordinary - though totally understandable - reason, everyone but us seems blind to our offspring's God-given artistic gifts.
If you think your child would benefit from a boarding school education, but are put off by the high fees and consequent limited social mix of a typical independent boarding school, you may find that a state boarding school is the answer