Here at The STEM Workshop we are passionate about ensuring that all children access a broad curriculum offer regardless of the resources available to them within their school or community.
Our workshops are designed to nurture children’s inner creative thinking. We provide safe, supportive environments for children to explore, innovate, take risks and problem solve.
We connect the learning from across Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and link to wider learning opportunities. Offering experiences that are fun, exciting, memorable and support in raising children’s aspirations. Their thinking will be challenged so that they can be the innovators of tomorrow and take their learning beyond the classroom.
Leanne Mee, founder of The STEM Workshop
Leanne Mee founded The STEM Workshop in 2018 with the ambition of ensuring all young people gained access to quality STEM education. Leanne has worked in education for over 20 years teaching and leading STEM.
- An experienced leader of STEM and Design and Technology having gained National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership for bringing about sustainable changes in STEM education within the Academy and surrounding community to include transitional work at primary and secondary within her previous roles.
- Worked with a number of organisations to bring about sustainable change for the provision of high quality STEM engagement activities working with In Comm Training to implement a funded programme over 5 years to showcase the range of pathways, working with MAKE uk, The Royal Academy of Engineering and many more organisations including a portfolio of schools to bring about changes to the provision for our young people in schools.
- Leanne also works as a consultant for the Design and Technology Association, an associate facilitator for STEM Learning and is a visiting lecturer at the University of Chester working on both the primary and secondary programmes.
- Leanne was awarded an excellence award in 2021 from the Design and Technology Association for the ‘Development of STEM Learning Opportunities Award’.
Michelle Rickard, Midlands Regional Facilitator
Michelle has over 15 years experience teaching and leading Design and Technology. Michelle’s experience covers all disciplines of Design and Technology working with both primary and secondary. Michelle joined the team in 2022 to support us in leading our STEM Workshops and runs the workshops in the midlands.
She has supported in running our workshops for the Royal Academy of Engineering and our provision at In-Comm Training and MAKE uk working with a number of schools across the midlands.Email Michelle LinkedIn
Simran Gill, Admin and Marketing Assistant
Having gained a background in design Simran understands the importance of promoting these fields to young people in schools. Simran supports with all our admin and marketing needs at The STEM Workshop and she also supports at our public engagement events.Email Simran LinkedIn
“I’ve worked with Leanne and her team for several years now. She is now responsible for all our school STEM delivery end to end. Leanne has the unique ability to engage, inspire and inform in one interaction. From primary children through to disengaged NEET young people she has the ability to switch them on to STEM.”
“As a school we have been working with The STEM Workshop for over 5 years .They continue to provide our Engineering and Technology students with high quality bespoke knowledge and skills to further enhance what they are learning in school and what they subsequently will need in their future career pathways in the industry.”
“Leanne is amazing. The children love STEM days and she makes the sessions look so easy. As a new subject lead it was quite daunting but Leanne helped make sense of it and she is always willing to help.”
“A fantastic opportunity for the children to work collaboratively. Instant CPD for the staff at
school. Leanne makes the workshops engaging and fun for all! Thank you.”
“I love STEM, Mrs Mee is my favourite teacher ever”
What was your favourite part of the Summer STEM Club? “It has helped me a lot with what I might choose as my options in Year 9”
“I really liked how I was taught by my teacher, I also liked the machining part of the course and learning about different types of engineering and how apprenticeships can lead to careers.”
“I can’t thank you enough, it’s given my son George a focus now he has started his GCSES to know he wants to do well and not have to do re sits.”