Education Scotland and the Scottish Government are very keen to hear what parents and carers think about STEM subjects. STEM stands for Sciences, Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics. Does your child love these subjects or maybe they are not so keen? Would you encourage your child to continue with STEM subjects or choose alternatives? What do you know about STEM jobs? If you have a child/children in school (Primary 6 to S6) then you can help in the following ways.
1. Complete a short online survey by 01 July 2022. It will take approximately 10 minutes to fill out: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/STEMParents2022
2. As an alternative to the survey, parents and carers can take part in an online focus group using the Liveminds platform. The focus group is live for a week with a new question posed each day. Parents/carers can contribute as little or as much as they like, at a time that suits them - on a computer, mobile phone or other smart device.
3. In addition, parents and carers can share the link to the learner survey with their children (if between P6 and S6) so they can also share their views directly: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/STEMLearners2022
Your responses are valuable and will help shape the future direction of Scotland’s STEM Education and Training Strategy.