Academic Collaborators & Research

Collaborating with academia to enhance primary science throughout the UK

One of the Primary Science Teaching Trust’s principal aims is to be at the forefront of research into the teaching and learning of primary science.

We support a number of Academic Collaborators spanning the UK. The groups are usually found in higher education institutions and benefit from a three-year relationship with the Trust. While each Academic Collaborator is distinct, focusing on different aspects of primary school science, all share the core purpose of supporting and developing Trust activities.


Download Our Impact Statement [1.45MB]

Our impact statement demonstrates how the PSTT’s Academic Collaborators and Strategic Partners are working together to address some of the most pressing current issues in primary science across the UK. It describes how our shared networks and collaborative approaches to research and development enable us to continue to be responsive to new challenges in primary science.


Please click on the logos below to find out about the work of each Academic Collaborator.


Our outcomes in research may be in the form of papers to academic and professional journals, conference papers or it might take other forms such as the creation of resources, CPD units and teaching equipment.

We are now working in partnership with the Association of Science Education in the production of the Journal of Emergent Science (JES).