Biology Specialism

Southend, Essex and Thurrock SLP have been reselected by STEM Learning UK as the Specialist Delivery SLP for Biology for a second year! 

On2287 notification of selection we were commended for the quality of our nomination and the excellence and professional expertise that has been built within our SLP. We are working closely with STEM Learning to continue to grow the network through the introduction of this critical role. 

Matt King, Head of Biology at Westcliff High School for Girls, heads up this aspect of our SLP offer and can be contacted at

This role includes:

  • In-depth facilitation and regular content contributions to relevant STEM Community Groups (in collaboration with Community Managers);
  • Feeding in evidence-based CPD needs analysis, scrutinising the need for new CPD development, development of CPD as appropriate (which may require further draw-down contract days from allocation);
  • Co-design (with STEM Learning) of offers and approaches, informed by their contribution to horizon scanning within their area of expertise; 
  • Contributing to STEM Learning’s thought-leadership externally;
  • Contributing to STEM Learning’s editorial activity for demand generation and recruitment;
  • Running remote network-wide events appropriate to the specialism e.g. FE networks, early career teacher networks;
  • Advice, upskilling and building the capacity of the network in the specialist area (e.g. by contributing to the network meetings/development sessions);
  • Contributing to collaboration and partnerships with external partners;
  • Supporting the wider capacity building of SLPs against the High Performance Criteria beyond their specialist area e.g. coaching and mentoring.

Remote Biology CPD

As an additional part of our new role we are also being invited to offer a number of Biology-specific remote CPD opportunities over the coming year - visit the Booking Now page for dates and links.

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