We are committed to making inspiring, high-quality science education available to all young people, helping them to meet their needs and achieve their aspirations in their chosen careers and lifestyles.
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 a focus for us, aiming 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 this understanding including exploring how it can be exploited more effectively.
- Neuroscience and education 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.