Science, technology, engineering and mathematics education

A letter from the Council for Science and Technology to the Prime Minister on how best to educate future scientists and engineers.


STEM education

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (eg a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.


This letter to the Prime Minister about how to build an excellent science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education system discusses how we can produce future scientists and engineers, and also equip the public to understand emerging technologies.

The advice concludes that integrated delivery, governance and accountability across curriculum, teaching, testing, access to STEM, and careers advice and guidance are essential. The letter also reflects concern about the lack of a comprehensive plan for STEM teaching, with timelines and clear goals for the short term.

The council plans to meet with Department for Education ministers and update the Prime Minister in a year.