2753a-dscn1493Calling all parents with a background in Science, Engineering & Technology (SET)

Are your children at primary school?

Are you on a career break or working part time?

Do you want to support SET in your child’s school?

Book on one of our FREE Half Day Skills Training workshops:

Monday 23rd January in Christchurch Library: details & registration here

Friday 27th January at Sportspace, Hemel Hempstead: details & registration here

On offer

  • Hands-on activity session
  • Full briefing on career development and school support opportunities available through School Gate SET
  • A free assessment and coaching from qualified StrengthsFinder coach, Dr Jan Peters – you will be a sent a profile assessment to complete in advance of the session.
  • Chance to network with like-minded parents

Events start 9.30 am

Events finish 1.30 pm

Lunch and refreshments provided!

Can’t make it? 

Please email helen@schoolgateset.org.uk and we will add you to a list for future sessions.



Want to know more before you sign up? Read on…

What’s in it for parents?

For parents with a background in Science, Engineering & Technology (SET), talking to our children about how the world works; taking them to science museums; even doing a few backyard & kitchen experiments, all comes very naturally. Many primary school children, though, don’t get these experiences. Could you help address this gap?

If you choose to sign up as a School Gate SET volunteer you will benefit from:

Free, local, face-to-face training to empower you to deliver SET clubs or presentations in primary schools, or contribute behind the scenes (this is funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Ingenious Fund)


  • An impressive addition on your CV
  • Networking with SET parents/carers collaborating online and face to face
  • Free use of Gallup’s “StrengthsFinder” and personal advice from a qualified coach to be more engaged, more productive and happier in whatever you choose to do
  • Learning more about how SET is delivered in primary schools
  • Boosting your existing professional skills, experience and confidence
  • A sense of achievement
  • Challenging any preconceptions primary children might have about what a “scientist” or “engineer” looks like
  • A fresh perspective on SET viewed through the eyes of young children
  • Helping to make a difference in the local community
  • Opportunities to develop your communication skills
  • Building a relationship with your local school(s) around SET teaching across all primary school years

Priority for the training sessions will be given to parents/carers with a SET background who are currently on a career break or working part-time.  Resources shared through the School Gate SET network are available to all.  SET parents/carers in full-time employment might want to consider the STEM Ambassador programme: http://www.stemnet.org.uk

Free workshops in Herts & Dorset: booking now!
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