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ENTHUSE Partnership Launch

Wales High School together with High Storrs, Netherwood Academy, Aston Academy, Bents Green, The Willows, XP and XP East schools are proud to announce that they have been successful in becoming an ENTHUSE Partnership.

Project Lead, Amy Hazelby, Headteacher, Lisa McCall, Project Lead, Iona McLeod

As an ENTHUSE Partnership, Wales High School and the other partners will gain access to £20,000 worth of support over the next year to help raise the profile of STEM-related subjects in their schools. Caterpillar, who have generously sponsored the programme, are a global heavy machinery leader, that enhances STEM education worldwide by supporting school programs and providing resources, inspiring students to pursue STEM careers.

ENTHUSE Partnerships bring schools and colleges together to work collaboratively and are designed to inspire young people to engage with STEM subjects and STEM-related careers.

The partnerships have significant benefits for teachers, young people, and employers – transforming both the educational culture around STEM in schools and young people’s achievement and aspirations.

Schools and colleges taking part receive access to continued professional development, leading educational resources, STEM Ambassadors and teacher placements. With links to local businesses and industry, our learners gain a greater understanding of the STEM industry and possible career paths.

Lisa McCall, Headteacher, said: “I am delighted that we have been chosen for the ENTHUSE Partnership and that we will have the chance to support other schools with their work around STEM.

“With the rapid changes in technology and engineering, STEM education has never been so important for the future. STEM teaches students to be creative and analytical, whilst encouraging them to look at solving societal problems with innovative thinking.

“As a school, our students are inspired and curious around the world and STEM drives them to discover new answers. The continued professional development that ENTHUSE will provide, will ensure that our students will be encouraged to have high aspirations and increase focus and attainment. I look forward to watching the collaboration with other schools forge the start of some great relationships”.

Wales High School ENTHUSE Partnership Project Leads, Iona McLeod and Amy Hazelby said: “We are incredibly excited to be working as lead and deputy on the ENTHUSE Partnership, we look forward to working closely with the schools joining the partnership and with the students involved to support and encourage student achievement in STEM subjects.

“We hope that by working with the schools within the partnership we can inspire a life-long passion for learning as well as providing students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in STEM-related careers. The continued professional development provided for the teachers and support staff joining the ENTHUSE partnership will enable staff members to confidently create a STEM curriculum that will be exciting and relatable to students and build valuable relationships with industry professionals and employers. We look forward to working with everyone involved in the partnership!”.