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Our vision is to see excellent teaching of science in every primary classroom in the UK


The importance of science teaching in primary schools

There is significant evidence to show that children’s interest in and identity with science is shaped before they leave primary school.

While not all children will follow a career in science or related disciplines, science literacy will influence their lives daily: for example, in managing their health, and understanding issues such as climate change. Science taught in primary schools is therefore of vital importance both to individuals’ and nations’ well-being.

There is also a substantial body of data that shows that the teaching of science supports literacy and numeracy; within the Trust’s activity there are myriad excellent examples of this.

The message is clear: we need good science teaching for all children at primary school level.

PSTT Strategy

Our vision guides all activities, currently structured around the ‘three Cs’

  • Our College of award-winning teachers
  • Clusters of local schools working as communities of practice
  • Working with Collaborators – universities and other partners – to support research and development

We are now working on a new strategy for PSTT, which will direct our work from September 2023 onwards.