TEIGN School and Coombeshead Academy are two of six schools to share £20,000 worth of support to help raise the profile of science, technology, engineering and maths-related careers.

The schools have have been successful in becoming an ENTHUSE Partnership which means they will gain access to the support over the next two years.

This partnership is part-funded by Howmet Aerospace based at Sowton, Exeter who are a global leader in engineered metal products.

As part of their efforts to educate and inspire tomorrow’s scientists, engineers and technical experts they are excited to support programs such as ENTHUSE Partnerships and build closer links with local schools.

The partnership follows on from Howmet’s involvement in the Robotics Challenge with Tomorrow’s Engineers, which worked with local schools and focussed directly on the young people attending school. This time Howmet is keen to focus on the teachers and education givers within the schools, ensuring continued exposure for both student and teacher to STEM related subjects and careers.

Headteacher of Teign School, Suzannah Wharf said: ‘We are delighted to be able to be part of this important partnership which will provide students and staff with fantastic opportunities to get involved with science and engineering and give access to important local employers such as Howmet.

‘ENTHUSE partnerships are all about inspiring and encouraging young people to continue with STEM subjects and careers.’

Partnerships bring schools and colleges together to work collaboratively and are designed to inspire young people into STEM subjects and STEM-related careers.

Schools and colleges taking part receive access to continued professional development and teacher placements.