STEMtastic is an education consultancy with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths founded by Kirsty Bertenshaw.
STEMtastic aims to deliver learning to students of all ages, all abilities and all learning styles in fun and engaging ways, encouraging a love of the STEM subjects and an understanding of how they apply to the real world.
For the Home Educated Community, STEMtastic offers sessions delivering Science with a STEM focus in a fun and engaging way in village halls and public buildings as well as KS3 and GCSE specific learning for Science and Maths in group sessions and 1 - 1 tutoring.
For Schools, STEMtastic aims to initiate or develop a school's STEM provision by integrating a well planned and resourced programme of inter and extra- curricular activities, training staff and demonstrating good practice. As each school’s requirements are different, STEMtastic offers a bespoke service to meet your needs.
I have been a Teacher of Science for 13 years and absolutely love teaching!
During my time teaching within schools, I developed an extracurricular STEM club promoting fun while learning. This became very successful, winning “Best STEM Club in the West Midlands” for 2 years running as well as a special invite to the Big Bang Fair at the Houses of Parliament and being featured on the cover of the National Science and Engineering Challenge Pack. I myself achieved a nomination for Most Dedicated STEM Teacher and was in the top 3 teachers in the country in 2012, followed by Most Dedicated STEM Teacher nomination in 2013.
I delivered several STEM CPD sessions to colleagues from other schools while in the role of STEM Coordinator, and offered advice on starting STEM clubs to new teachers. This led to developing and delivering further training sessions including a CPD session at the National Science Learning Centre in York entitled "Promoting STEM careers through practical work" and a specialist training session for PGCE students at University of Warwick.
I feel very passionate about promoting STEM, and enabling all students to access the learning that meets their needs, and began the company to provide the support I believe all students are entitled to.
I enjoy writing and have a regular column in the online education magazine Education Today, and have published a book entitled Tried and Tested Primary Science Experiments: Practical Enhancements for Science in the Primary Curriculum. I have also produced resources a for OCR and previously marked GCSE papers, and written articles published by the ASE (Association of Science Educators) and Potential Plus promoting STEM.
STEMtastic is located in Coventry, West Midlands.
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