Member of the Education and Skills Sector Panel
Yvonne Baker became Chief Executive of Myscience in October 2010.
Within this role, Yvonne is Director of the National Science Learning Centre in York, which opened in 2005, and is also responsible for the wider network of Science Learning Centres and Partnerships supporting STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education.
Supported by Project ENTHUSE - a unique partnership of charitable foundations, government and STEM employers - the National Science Learning Centre enables teachers, technicians and others involved in STEM education, from primary through to post-16, to participate in high quality, subject specific professional development, including residential opportunities, throughout their careers. The wider network of Science Learning Centres and Partnerships works with teachers and technicians to provide further professional development opportunities in their local areas, supported by the Department for Education.
Co-located with the National Science Learning Centre and operated by Myscience on behalf of the Gatsby Charitable Foundation is the National STEM Centre. The National STEM Centre is comprised of a physical resource centre and a highly regarded eLibrary (www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary) providing teachers and others with free-of-charge access to high quality, curriculum linked resources across STEM, including careers. The Centre also works with partners across education, business and government to identify and disseminate ‘good practice’ in STEM education, through conferences, events and web communities.
Myscience also manages a range of other programmes supporting STEM education across the UK, including: HEaTED, working with technicians within FE and HE; Next Steps in STEM focusing on FE; the European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO); and Triple Science Support on behalf of the Department for Education.