The Cluster Programme
Supporting schools to create sustainable primary science cluster networks
Contact our Cluster Director for advice and support on running or setting up your own primary science cluster network.
Online Cluster tool
Access our Advice and Support guidance tool for those interested in collaborative science clusters
Working in a collaborative group we can achieve much more than working in isolation. Clusters provide the opportunity and environment to develop primary teaching, benefit our schools and have a positive impact in the classroom.
In any school there may be changes to teaching staff on a range of timescales and the Trust recognises that some of these changes may mean that good teachers of science may leave. Therefore, the Trust encourages schools to join up into clusters so that they can support one another in their development of science teaching and have more resilience to change of circumstances in any one school.
We are currently supporting and providing funding to 29 PSTT Clusters in different areas of the U.K. All of these PSTT Clusters are built around a PSTT College Fellow and, at present, the Cluster Programme is only open to applications from teachers who are College Fellows. Additionally, in Scotland, we support collaborative networks through our partnership with SSERC.
The PSTT offers advice and provides non-financial support to those running or wishing to build their own clusters.
The Sherborne Cluster
Sherborne Abbey Primary School
The South Milford Cluster
South Milford Primary School
The Southbourne Cluster
Chidham Parochial Primary School
The STEM Exe-plorers Cluster
Exeter Road Community Primary School
The Uckfield Cluster
Manor Primary School
The Wellingborough Cluster
Irchester Community Primary School