Science Technology & Engineering at The King's School (STEAKS)
 
Science Technology Engineering At the Kings School

Founded in 1993, STEAKS is a group comprising of people with scientific backgrounds. STEAKS provide advice and help on a range of activities involving Science, Technology and Engineering. The core aim is to promote careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and STEAKS is affiliated to the DTI/DFES initiative STEMworks.

STEAKS provides enormous support and opportunities for all involved. Through the initiative, we have established links with firms such as BT, GCHQ, British Energy, G.E. Aviation, Chronos Technology, Renishaw, EDF Energy, ARUP and Schlumberger.

We meet once each school term. If you would like to find out more about the group please contact the Chair Jeannie Swift on john.swift@talktalk.net or alternatively contact the STEAKS Secretary Andy Moore at The King's School on 01452 337337 or office@thekingsschool.co.uk.

Key STEAKS achievements have included:

  • Mock interviews Industrial visits and work placements
  • General studies lectures
  • Support for technology projects and CREST awards
  • CAD/CAM demonstrations
  • School ICT development
  • Provision of computing hardware Events (Technology Challenge, Astronomy Day

The STEAKS group within the Kings School comprises a Steering Group of parents, ex parents, Kings alumni and associated external contacts along with the Head, Head of Science and other members of Scientific, Technical, Maths and IT staff.

The Chairman should be elected on an annual basis at the close of the Summer Term meeting to preside from the Michaelmas Term.

New members who share the Vision, Mission and Objectives published of STEAKS are always encouraged to participate in STEAKS through invitation and ad hoc items about STEAKS published in various School news and media outlets.

Contact Points

The STEAKS Governance rules are defined by this document. Any change to this document, and therefore to the Governance of STEAKS, requires the approval of the members of the Steering Group present at one of the three annual meetings.

Our vision is to encourage students to take an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and to fulfil that aspiration through focus on the appropriate choice of education through their time at The Kings School and beyond into further and higher education.

Key ways in which the Steering Group can add value to the STEAKS Mission include:

  • Careers Days
  • Science Challenges
  • Grant & Bursary opportunities
  • Work Experience
  • Links to relevant external organisations
  • Mentoring Projects
  • Developing STEAKS in Junior and Senior School