I am from London where I studied Chemistry at the University of Greenwich and have been teaching for 24 years, mainly in the North East of England after completing my B.Ed at The University of Sunderland. As well as being a Science Teacher I have held a variety of other roles including Head of Year, Head of House and Head of Department.
Over the past few years I have attended courses and gained extensive CPD at the National Science Learning Centre. This culminated in me being joint guest speaker for the National STEM Centre annual conference, hosted at the Natural History Museum in London and was nominated for an Enthuse Secondary Science Leader Award. In July 2013, I was one of the guest speakers involved in the launch of the White Paper “The Future influence of STEM subjects” at the House of Commons. And most recently, June 2014, I was invited as a Leading Science Teacher 2012-13, back to the House of Commons to honour this year’s crop of Secondary Science Leaders.
I believe that the opportunity to be involved in these unique experiences impacts dramatically on my everyday teaching and learning in school, as it allows me to stay up to date with recent research, national educational policy and teaching and learning techniques.
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