Academic Collaborators & Research

We work with academic institutions and strategic partners across the UK to support research and development in primary science education, and to facilitate collaboration between researchers and teachers. These collaborations benefit from longer term funding arrangements with the Trust.

All our collaborators work closely with PSTT College Fellows and with PSTT cluster. Collaborator projects draw on Fellows as subjects for research or participants in research, and collaborator project findings and outputs are disseminated through the College and clusters.

for further information about Our strategic partners, please click on the links below:


The University of Hertfordshire - The Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM)


Outcomes of the research we fund are shared through academic and professional journals, conference papers or the creation of supporting resources, CPD units and teaching materials.

PSTT works in partnership with the Association of Science Education (ASE) to produce the Journal of Emergent Science (JES). This journal focuses on the implications of research on practice and provides reviews of current research. It covers science education research from early years to age 11 and is open access.Our Why and How termly newsletter also includes research updates and summaries of recent research.For any enquiries relating to PSTT and academic collaborations or research please contact Ali Eley on

for further information about OUR past academic collaboratIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS, plEASE CLICK THE LINKS BELOW:


The Ogden Trust


Download Our Impact Statement [1.45MB]

Our impact statement demonstrates how the PSTT’s Academic Collaborators and Strategic Partners are working together to address some of the most pressing current issues in primary science across the UK. It describes how our shared networks and collaborative approaches to research and development enable us to continue to be responsive to new challenges in primary science.