BSc University College Cardiff, University of Wales; PhD University of Bath
Head of Science (Biology teacher)
Why study science? Science helps us explore everyday life and the marvels of the world around us. It opens doors to a huge variety of careers in almost any workplace. There's an aspect of science that appeals to everyone, whether the smallest micro-organism or the most distant galaxies; setting off rockets or silently waiting for crystals of the purest blue to grow from clear liquid.
What's a typical science lesson like? Science lessons involve so many skills! Practicals help you learn how to collect and look at data and test ideas. We have to learn how to plan our work, how to evaluate it, and how to be self-critical. We also need to think about the implication of using science, and look at our effect on society, the environment and even the economy.
What makes for a great lesson? For me, a great Biology lesson has lots of pupil involvement with well thought-out questions to generate discussion, and everyone being involved.
What's the best thing about teaching at Leckford Place? We are really spoilt in the sciences at Leckford Place. We have a brand new, purpose-built department full of enthusiastic pupils and staff. There's a caring and welcoming atmosphere in the school which helps to build a friendly learning environment.