What is STEM?

Toot Hill School is committed to providing opportunities, support and guidance to anyone with an interest in a future career is STEM related subjects.

These pages are here to provide information for anyone who is considering a STEM related career, who is already involved in a STEM activity or who just wants to find out a bit more about what STEM has to offer both within Toot Hill and beyond.

So what is STEM?

STEM stands for:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Maths

All these subjects have a lot in common and while we separate them on the school curriculum, they cannot be separated in the same way when it comes to the world of work, further study or careers guidance.

Therefore at Toot Hill we are committed to providing the opportunities and guidance required so that students who have an interest in STEM subjects are not just given the right advice, but have opportunities to enrich their education beyond the classroom and to enable them to stand out from the crowd when pursuing STEM pathways after they leave Toot Hill.

STEM initiatives and Opportunities

For details of all the STEM initiatives and opportunities see the other pages in the STEM menu of this website.

However for the latest news and events coming soon please see below:

STEM Noticeboard

Wednesday 30th November: RPS STEM Afternoon - Year 8

The Year 8 STEM afternoon went ahead and was a great success. Students heard from Alan (a chartered Architectural Technician and Civil Engineer) and Elaine (A chartered Mechanical Engineer and Quality Professional) from RPS Group in Newark. The focus was orientated towards climate change and the COP26 agreement but was also a fantastic chance for students to find out more about STEM careers. It was also great to see a 50:50 balance of boys and girls again. Not by allocation but just because of the equal level of interest from all students.

If you didn't get to go or aren't in year 8, then don't worry. The online portal which students were exploring and which informed many of the climate and careers discussions is freely available to all. Simply hit https://www.rpsgroup.com/climate-careers-zone/index.htm to access the website. It is a hugely powerful website that enable students to find out about both climate change and STEM careers in a fun and interactive way.

Huge thanks to Alan and Elaine from RPS for delivering this opportunity and look out for more STEM events and opportunities in the new year.


Check back soon for updates and the latest STEM news. If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact Mr Walters at the school.

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