Awards Toolkit

The Awards Toolkit will assist you in applying for an Award by introducing the process and taking you through each of the five steps.

Each of the headings below will provide you with top tips for getting others involved, compiling your log book, examples of the types of evidence you should include and detailed guidance on how to approach each step.

Introduction

View some of the top tips from successful schools for helping you to achieve your Award. Planning is key, so think about your approach, get your colleagues involved to compile your Log of Evidence, and make sure that all of the criteria have been met. Remember if each class meets one or two of the criteria the load is shared!

Step 1 Science

Find out everything you need to know to meet the criteria for Step 1 of the Awards: Science. Choose from a whole host of activities in your planning, including how to achieve the SFI Plaque of STEM.

Step 2 Technology

Find out everything you need to know to meet the criteria for Step 2 of the Awards: Technology. We feature some great tips on children using technology and a handy checklist for meeting the criteria for this Award.

Step 3 Engineering

Find out everything you need to know to meet the criteria for Step 3 of the Awards: Engineering. See our tips on some Design and Make activities for children and classroom planning guidelines for this step.

Step 4 Maths

Find out everything you need to know to meet the criteria for Step 4 of the Awards: Maths. This video provides tips and guidelines for ensuring children are using effectively participating in Maths projects, including some handy guidelines.

STEM Show and Tell

This video highlights the criteria for this step and guidelines for getting children involved and how they can showcase their work.

Digital Log of Evidence

Our final video outlines how schools can provide a digital Log of Evidence. The Log of Evidence is required to show that the STEM work has been carried out by the children and that all criteria have been met.