Teacher, Head of Biology and SKE Tutor
I have acted as the Head of Biology in a prominent UK Grammar school for over 10 years and have been teaching since 2007, with my primary focus of study being in Ecology and Animal Behavioural Science, having a 2:1+ degree in Environmental Science and applied biology. I have direct experience and good working knowledge in mentoring both trainee teachers as well as NQT's. I am also involved with the regional Teacher Training Program.
I am passionate about classroom teaching and enjoy integrating technology within my lessons, having also taken on teaching of IT within my school. I value getting the most out of my students both academically and pastorally and enjoy instilling the sense of wonder and passion I have for the subject to my pupils. I am also interested in strategies to make a teachers life better by working smarter not harder.
Further responsibilities have included both running and overseeing the Duke of Edinburgh Award in my school, having won the Jack Petchey award for my involvement with outdoor activities. I have also been involved with other after school activities such as science club, archery club and baking club.
Outside of work I am interested in many outdoor activities, such as archery, camping and hiking.
Teacher, School Leader and SKE Tutor
I qualified as a science teacher back in 2014 and I am currently employed as a mainstream secondary Science teacher and have experience teaching KS3, GCSE core and triple science, WJEC science for work, KS5 BTEC and A level Biology.
I have made rapid progress during my teaching career so far; becoming departmental development leader in my NQT year and then going on to become responsible for Triple Science. I have since changed roles to gain responsibility for whole-school pupil premium progress at my current school for one year, and then moved onto my current role which is SEND coordination across science.
I am an innovative, well organised and reflective practitioner and have a clear vision and purpose for the continued improvement of students’ progress and engagement across all three key stages. My teaching philosophy is largely based on the belief that every child matters and has the right to learn, regardless of their pre-disposition. I am passionate about working in partnership with colleagues and other organisations to improve the life chances and social mobility of young people.
I have an interest in special educational needs, safeguarding, pastoral care and alternative provision and am passionate about inclusion. In my free time I enjoy going to the gym and am part of a women’s kick boxing club.
Teacher, Head of Science and SKE Tutor
Stuart is a serving Head of Science in Kent. Previous to this he was a Head of Biology and Key Stage 3 Coordinator in a prominent grammar school in Essex.
His main subject is Biology, with a keen interest in genetics and has a PhD in microbiology. Stuart has previous experience mentoring both trainee teachers and NQT’s.
When not teaching Stuart enjoys country walks and has his fingers crossed that shell-suits will one day be back in fashion.