Teach First is addressing the gender gaps found across STEM careers, exploring how to encourage more girls to continue these subjects beyond GCSE level.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects have always been at the top of the list of teacher shortages. We know schools in challenging circumstances are finding it especially difficult to recruit the quality teachers needed to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians.
This paper focuses on the gaps are that particularly prevalent in science education, where women are underrepresented and where enormous effects are seen spilling into the STEM labour market. Overcoming these gaps will help us remove gender bias more widely, and allow every child and young person to develop their own talents and interests.