My background is diverse, with a convoluted route into in Science. Originally completing education with higher education in psychology and Equine Science, I worked as an International Eventing Groom in Italy, before turning my teaching passion towards the classroom.
My educational background consists of teaching in academies and enhancing student engagement. I am the Biology PGCE lead and in my previous posts I have been a Head of Science, Lead Teacher of Science and also the More Able Lead, STEM Co-ordinator and Duke of Edinburgh Lead for schools. In the past, I have spoken at national educational conferences about STEM teaching and STEM Clubs from KS2-KS5.
My main interests lie in addressing barriers to STEM engagement, particularly in disadvantaged students. I am starting a PhD where my thesis is to address how schools can actively overcome these barriers to ensure we have STEM specialists for the future. I am also interested in assisting student teachers to understand the role of Behaviour for Learning (BfL) and how this can help student wellbeing in the classroom.