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MK Schools Partnership Wins National Award

Mr Tillman with the ENTHUSE Award

A local partnership of schools, the MK D&T ENTHUSE Partnership, has won a prestigious national award for their contribution towards teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

Representing the partnership, Paul Tillman from St Paul’s Catholic School and Laura Lazenby from the Hazeley Academy, were presented with the ENTHUSE Partnership of the Year Award at the 2020 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards. The winners were announced at an online celebration hosted by Dallas Campbell (The Gadget Show and Bang Goes The Theory) at 4pm on 10th December 2020.

The awards, organised by STEM Learning, recognise the best in UK STEM teaching, highlighting the work and achievements of teachers and school support staff who have gone the extra mile to inspire their students.

On presenting the award the judges congratulated the schools and staff saying:

“This partnership has been a remarkable example of how schools working together can help a subject really thrive, especially one which is often undervalued like Design and Technology. From the ‘coffee and cake’ networking events, to a yearly D&T conference they have boosted the confidence and skills of their teachers. So I was keen to meet Paul Tillman and Laura Lazenby to find out how this partnership came about.”

Paul Tillman, Assistant Headteacher at St Paul’s Catholic School, said:

“It is an honour to accept the award on behalf of schools and D&T colleagues across Milton Keynes who have contributed and collaborated so effectively over the last few years.  Being able to work in partnership, accessing training, and sharing best practice, has had a significant impact on us all, and most importantly on the pupils we teach. Receiving this award shows the commitment we all share to provide excellent STEM and, in particular, D&T education in Milton Keynes.”

STEM Learning’s Chief Executive Yvonne Baker, said:

“These Awards are a timely reminder of just how instrumental teachers are to our young people’s future, and the future for us all. Each of our winners – and everyone who was nominated – is making a real difference to their pupils, their colleagues and their communities. They are improving lives on a daily basis by sharing their knowledge, enthusiasm and passion for STEM. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts for their commitment and hard work.”

The ENTHUSE awards are open to everyone who has undertaken professional development at STEM Learning’s National STEM Learning Centre or through its network of Science Learning Partnerships. This includes both online and remote CPD during lockdown, and CPD with one of its partners in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

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