Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.
Risley School fully embraces the STEM ideology and ensures pupils receive a rich and varied experience based education. Pupils in upper KS2 have the oppourtunity to attend Risley’s annual STEM Careers Fair. The event is designed to raise awareness of the wide variety of jobs and careers our children can aspire to after education. Pupils quizzed participants about their academic and career journeys as well as asked questions such as “What qualifications do you need to become a construction consultant?” and “How does the work you do change the lives of the people in Haringey?” This year's participants included construction consultants from Ant Yapi, a business entrepreneur from Box of Prints, a female mechanical engineer from Ayup and senior police chief officer from the London Metropolitan Police.