SSERC Newsletter

June 2019

This newsletter will provide you with links to our Bulletins and upcoming Professional Learning events. If you need to contact us about curricular or health and safety matters please email or visit our website
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HSE have issued new instructions regarding welding with steel
For more information, please see SSERC STEM Bulletin 267
We have noticed recently a large number of requests on the various internet forums (Strontium, Synapse etc) for email addresses to be changed, mainly as a result of employers moving to a new email system such as glow. If your email address does change, can we ask that you change it on your SSERC log in as well? You can do this yourself as follows:
  • go to the bottom of any page
  • click on  ‘login/register’ at the bottom left of the grey bar
  • select ‘my account’
  • change the email and click ‘update’
Not changing it will not mean your access will stop but when you try to reset your password, for instance, the email will go to your old addressso you won’t get it.
Click on a cover image to read our latest Bulletins
Early Years and Primary Courses

Course Name



STEM Day for Early Level

  • 30 August 2019
  • 22 November 2019

Early Level

Super Science Terrific Technology

15-16 November 2019 (part 2: 20-21 Mar. 2020)


Levels Early, First and Second Levels

SSERC_meet: Light Shades and Shadows

26 September 2019


SSERC_meet: Fun with Forensics

2 October 2019


SSERC_meet: Pneumatics and Hydraulics

12 November 2019


SSERC_meet: FURTHER Fun with Forensics

18 November 2019


SSERC_meet: Teddy in the Park

26 February 2020

Early and First Levels

SSERC_meet: Observing, Exploring and Classifying

4 March 2020

Early- Second levels

Secondary Science Courses

Course Name




28-29 October 2019


Health and Safety Update

19 November



Biology Residential

3-5 October 2019

(part 2: 28-29 Feb. 2020)

Secondary (Biology)

Advanced Higher Biology Day

26 October 2019

Secondary (Biology)

Chemistry Residential

19-21 Sept. 2019

(part 2: 13-14 March 2020)

Secondary (Chemistry)

Demonstrations for Recently Qualified Chemists

8-9  November 2019

(part 2: 6 March 2020)

Secondary (Chemistry)

Physics Blended Professional Learning

4 September 2019

(continues on;

11,18,25 September,

1 October and

13-14 December 2019)

Secondary (Physics)

Working with Radioactive Sources

  • 20 August 2019
  • 26 November 2019

Secondary (Physics/Technician)

Laboratory Science National 5

11-13 September 2019

Secondary (Science)

Assignments for Environmental Science

27 September 2019

Secondary (Science)

Science for Secondary Probationers

5-6 February 2020

(part2: 3-4 June 2020)

Secondary (Science)

Leading for Excellence in Science

10-13 November 2019

(part2: 15-16 Mar.2020)

Secondary (Science/Management)

Electrical Safety & PAT Testing

22-23 August 2019

Secondary (Technician)

Introductory Chemistry

22-23 August 2019

Secondary (Technician)

Intermediate Physics

27-28 August 2019

Secondary (Technician)

Introductory Physics

28-29 November 2019

Secondary (Technician)

Safety in Microbiology

30 Oct – 1 Nov 2019

Secondary (Technician)

Maintenance of Fixed Workshop Machinery

18-20 September 2019

Secondary (Technician)

Safe Use of Fixed Workshop Machinery

  • 3-4 Sept. 2019
  • 30-31 Oct. 2019
  • 28-29 Nov.2019

Secondary (Technician/ Technology)

Safe Use of Fixed Workshop Machinery- REFRESHER

2 October 2019

Secondary (Technician/ Technology)

Engineering Bench Skills

24-25 October 2019

Secondary (Technology Probationers)

Hot and Cold Metal Forming

20-21 November 2019

Secondary (Technology/Technician)

SSERC Conference

6 December 2019

Secondary and Technician

Computing Science and Digital Skills Courses

Course Name



Laying the Foundations of Computing Science

21 August 2019

Early and First Levels

Block Coding for Beginners

10 September 2019

First and Second Levels

Computer Games Design

2 October 2019

Second Level

Introduction to Micro:Bit

13 November 2019


Capturing Learning using Digital Tools

3 September 2019

Primary or Secondary

Getting Started with GSuite for Education

19 September 2019

Primary or Secondary

Discovering Micro:Bits across the BGE

30 October 2019

Primary or Secondary

iPad: Enhancing Literacy with Greenscreen

21 November 2019

Primary or Secondary

Supporting all Learners Using Digital Tools

29 November 2019

Primary or Secondary

iPad: Enhancing Creativity Across the Curriculum

7 November 2019

Primary or Secondary

iPad: Introduction to Garageband

5 December 2019

Primary or Secondary

iPad: Movie Making and Photography across the Curriculum

24 September 2019

Primary or Secondary

ENTHUSE Celebration Awards 2019

Congratulations to the Scottish regional winners!
From left to right

Derek Boath, Monifieth High School: ENTHUSE Award for Excellence in STEM Learning – Secondary.
Martin McKenna, Holy Cross Primary School: ENTHUSE Award for Excellence in STEM Learning – Primary.
Angela Barclay, Monifieth High School: ENTHUSE Award for School and College Leadership in STEM.
Alastair MacGregor, CEO, SSERC
Karthika Paranthaman, Boroughmuir High School: ENTHUSE Award for Excellence in STEM Learning – Technicians and support staff.
Mark McShane and Graham Armstrong, Kinross High School: ENTHUSE Award for School and College Leadership in STEM.
Heather Reid OBE, Education Consultant and Meteorologist

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