STEMtastic is an education consultancy with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths founded by Kirsty Bertenshaw.
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 offer a bespoke service to meet your needs.
STEMtastic also offers sessions designed for the Home Educated community, delivering Science with a STEM focus in a fun and engaging way in village halls and public buildings.
I have been a Teacher of Science for 10 years and during that time 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.
Also, I have a regular column in the online education magazine Education Today, and also produce resources and mark exam papers for OCR. I have also had articles published by the ASE (Association of Science Educators) and Potential Plus promoting STEM.
I feel very passionate about promoting STEM, and began the company to provide the support I would have appreciated when I began including STEM in my classroom
STEMtastic is located in Coventry, West Midlands.
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