STEM Explorers – Course Terms & Conditions

Our core ethos for STEM Explorers is to support and empower you to enjoy hands on learning opportunities with your learners.  We practice what we preach and part of that involves setting out clearly from the outset the way in which we will deliver our services to you. If you are planning to join the Laying the Foundations Course (“the Course”) then you must read these terms and conditions in full prior to purchasing.

Course Terms: Key Details

The terms cannot be varied and in proceeding to purchase the Course you will be deemed to have accepted these terms. The terms and conditions set out below apply to the services offered by STEM Explorers.  Please read them carefully as they affect your rights and liabilities under law and set out the terms under which STEM Explorers (“we”, “our” or “us”) provide services to you, as purchaser of the membership. These terms are subject to any rights you have under consumer law to which we are bound and which cannot be waived by contract.

Course Outline

Laying the Foundations is a self paced 12 week programme for early years settings who want to learn how to plan for practical STEM learning experiences in their setting.

The aim is to provide bite sized training videos to inform your practice. The information isn’t tailored to individuals but includes relevant ideas to use across the age phase. It is focused on teachers , boosting confidence to plan practical STEM investigations in early years settings, so you feel empowered to deliver STEM with confidence. Each element of the training has been written with the experience of being in setting as well as backed up by extensive reading of research evidence.

 

Course Specifics

  1. 12 Bite Sized Video Training sessions (10 to 15 minutes each)

All these sessions have been produced by Ruth Tsui, experienced primary school teacher and STEM educator.

Self-Study

The Course is self- directed, and there are no “in-person” or live taught elements. To achieve the most success out of the Course it is recommended you set aside at least 60 minutes per week to implement what you have learned.

 

Disclaimers

The aim of the membership is to provide you with the tools and understanding to plan for practical STEM investigations with your early years learners. As a teacher you are responsible for conducting your own risk assessments, teachers must consider specific requirements within your School’s Science and H&S policy. It is recommended that you consult CLEAPPS before conducting any investigations within the school context.

Please take sensible safety precautions when participating in these activities. By participating in STEM Explorers you agree and understand the following:

- Please make sure you have a safe and clear space to complete your STEM activities

- By participating in our Course, you are agreeing to waive any and all liability to STEM Explorers. If you have any questions, queries or concerns then please feel free to ask. You can email rutht@stemexplorers.co.uk

We make no guarantees or claims as to the success of any individual or setting. Each individual is unique and their setting and knowledge are unique to them. The aim is that by working through the resources and taking advantage of all of the elements which the course has to offer you will have new information, strategies and techniques to enjoy practical STEM learning.

All information provided will be general information and guidance and will not be bespoke advice. We are not responsible for any action or inaction which you take as a result of the information within the Course. We are not responsible for any loss of opportunity or any investments which you make.

No content in this Course should be construed as medical advice, whether mental or physical. If you believe that you require medical attention you should seek assistance from a medical professional immediately.

We ask that all members in the Course respect the rights of others in respect of their behaviour and privacy. We will not be responsible for the action of any members including for any disclosures made by any members based on information which has been shared within the membership.

Contact and Schedule

It is the intention that the Course will run continuously, Ruth Tsui will be available by email Monday to Friday between 9am to 3pm via rutht@stemexplorers.co.uk and will respond as soon as possible and within 72 hours during the hours stated.

If you have a technical query relating to accessing the Course please include “Tech” in the subject line of your email correspondence.

You may see us post on social media outside of our core hours. Not all of these posts are live and some will be pre-scheduled. We are passionate about supporting everyone in the Course and where we can we may respond to you out of hours but we make no guarantees that this will always be possible.

Payment Terms

The cost of the Course is set at the time you sign up.

 

Privacy and Confidentiality

Your privacy and protection of your personal data is important to us. Your personal data is protected as set out in our privacy policy which can be found here

We utilise Mailerlite to manage our communications with you and from time to time may utilise the Facebook Pixel analytics tool.

During the Course you may have access to confidential information, in particular the personal affairs of others on the course. In accepting these terms, you agree that you will not use or disclose to any person, organisation or company, and shall use your best endeavours to prevent the publication of, any confidential information relating to any other member.

You accept that any unauthorised disclosure of personal or confidential information belonging to another may amount to immediate dismissal from the membership. Should you decide to leave the Course then you remain bound by the confidentiality and privacy obligations.

Refunds and Cancellation

It is our aim that you will be completely happy with the Course and find educational content to empower you to deliver practical STEM education.

In accordance with Distance Selling Regulations, you have the right to cancel and obtain a full refund within 14 days from the date of registration. Refund requests should be made in writing to rutht@stemexplorers.co.uk and a full refund will be provided within 14 working days.

In the event that one or more training sessions have already taken place within the first 14 days following your subscription, you are still entitled to request a refund but the value of the session(s) shall be deducted from the amount paid by you, along with any reasonable costs which have been borne by us in respect of the administrative costs of commencing the Course.

There is no obligation on us to refund any amounts paid where cancellation requests are made following the 14 day cancellation period.

We reserve all rights to cancel the programme for any reason without prior notice.

Intellectual Property

During your time as a member you will be provided with course materials. At all times the intellectual property rights and copyrights connected with those materials remain with us. You have the right to use the materials as learning tools but you are not permitted to duplicate or provide copies to third parties. We retain and reserve all of our copyrights.

Complaints

If you have a complaint about the programme this should be made to made in writing to Ruth Tsui at rutht@stemexplorers.co.uk

General

We intend to rely on the written terms set out in these terms and conditions for the services that we provide to you in delivery of the Course. These written terms shall constitute the entire agreement between us.

Should there be any conflict between these terms and any Course hosting platform or payment gateway, these terms shall prevail.

We may update these terms and conditions from time to time for legal or regulatory reasons or to allow the proper operation of your service. Any changes will be notified to you as soon as possible.

If any provision or part-provision of these terms and conditions is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable. If such modification is not possible, the relevant provision or part-provision shall be deemed deleted. Any such modification or deletion shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of these terms and conditions.

These Terms are governed by the laws of England & Wales. The Courts of England & Wales have exclusive jurisdiction over any matter and proceedings arising out of the Course.