We are committed to making inspiring, high-quality science education available to all young people, helping them to achieve their career aspirations in science and related sectors and preparing them to live in our increasingly technological world.
In 2010, the Wellcome Trust set out its goals and priorities for the next ten years in the Education Strategy paper [PDF 84KB]. Our work continues to be shaped by this framework.
You can learn more about our work grouped under the following projects:
- Education policy work aims to take a leading role in stimulating debate and influencing action on key issues.
- Supporting teachers through our investment in the National Science Learning Centre and Project ENTHUSE continues to be a priority for us, as well as other research and activities, including working with local schools.
- Primary science is one of our focus areas, and we aim to reinvigorate the teaching of science in primary schools and strengthen the continuity of science education and the transition to secondary school.
- Informal learning of science outside the classroom is not well understood and we seek to improve understanding and practice of informal science experiences.
- Education and neuroscience work examines the ways in which neuroscience is being used to inform teaching and learning, and where possible develop further investigations to evaluate the strength of the evidence and how it can support and improve the quality of education.