This framework can be used to stimulate dialogue and action towards a whole setting approach to sciences, technologies, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It can serve as a helpful guide or route map for settings looking to self-evaluate and improve their approach to STEM using the quality indicators within How good is our school? and How good is our early learning and childcare? The framework has been aligned to expectations within the STEM Education and Training Strategy, Developing the Young Workforce and other priorities in education.
How to use this resource
Two versions of this STEM framework have been produced. One version has been developed for STEM coordinators and senior leaders. A two-page summary version for practitioners has also been produced. The framework includes challenge questions and a series of progression statements for relevant quality indicators to help settings reflect on and plan improvements in relation to STEM.