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Subject leader for STEM: pros and cons (primary)

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Last updated on 13 April 2017
School types: All · School phases: Primary
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Should we have a single leader for maths, science and D&T? We relay expert advice on the pros and cons of having a single leader for STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects. The article looks at considerations around, for example, pupils’ needs, accountability and workload.

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Contents

  1. 1 Initial considerations
  2. 2 Pupils’ needs
  3. 3 Staffing structure
  4. 4 Responsibilities and accountability
  5. 5 Staff support and development
  6. 6 Consistent approaches
  7. 7 Cross-curricular links
  8. 8 Promoting STEM subjects to pupils
  9. 9 Example of a school's approach

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