About Us

Who We Are?

Gill Humes BSc (Hons), PhD, PGCE, PQH is Director of Deliberate Learning. Beginning her career as a post-primary teacher of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, and later working for the Education Authority, Gill is passionate about STEM education. Our world is changing at a pace unmatched by any other point in history. That change is affecting our country in all sorts of positive ways, but it also means that to succeed in a global economy, the workforce of tomorrow has to have the skills and knowledge to compete in a changing world. STEM subjects keep young people’s options open and unlock doors to all sorts of careers.

Gill has been the project lead on STEM Learning’s programmes in Northern Ireland for the last 8 years, sharing and implementing a vision to achieve a world-leading STEM education for all young people.

What We Do?

As well as STEM CPD and STEM enrichment activities, we are passionate about great teaching. There is a mass of misinformation about the effectiveness of different teaching approaches, so everything we do is based on the latest research and has proven impact. We can work with you to design training based on the needs of your teachers and your School Development Plan.


I have attended several STEM Enthuse CPD courses, always with excellent facilitators. The courses are always varied, informative, hands-on and give loads of practical, fun activities to teach in class. These courses have sharpened my own mind in the understanding of teaching Science in the Primary School, kept me up to date with new Science initiatives and given me the confidence to feed-back to my colleagues in school.

St Colman’s Primary School

I have found the 3-day course to have great impact on my own teaching. I am teaching more lessons outdoors and looking at my lessons through a STEM lens – trying to see how we can add an investigative element or go outdoors. I have also disseminated a lot of the information to the staff through INSET sessions.

Glencraig IPS

This is one of the best courses I’ve attended. I wish other teachers in my school could access this training.

Bloomfield Collegiate College

I intend to share the finding of this back in school. It’s refreshing to have content that is research informed.

Lisneal College