Haringey Stem Commission
The Haringey STEM Commission was set up by Haringey Council in autumn 2015. It was chaired by Baroness Sally Morgan, and recommending changes to the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
The STEM Commission gathered evidence from businesses, experts and teachers including Andy Haldane, chief economist at the Bank of England; Sir Roger Carr, chairman of BAE Systems Google, the NHS, the Royal Society, Siemens, BT and MPs.
The STEM Commission report was published alongside new research by the House of Commons library which found the number of pupils in England achieving A to C grades in science, maths and technology GCSEs has fallen in recent years.
The STEM Commission report has 12 final recommendations including:
- Establishing a ‘Haringey Diploma’, developed and accredited by employers, business leaders and experts, based on STEM subjects.
- Setting up two centres of STEM teaching excellence to support and train local teachers.
- Appointing a Haringey STEM co-ordinator to work with teachers, industry and academics to increase after school STEM teaching and learning including an annual Haringey STEM festival.
- Encouraging STEM professionals to volunteer in Haringey schools.
You can download a copy of the Commission’s report here: