- My teaching career started in the early sixties as a secondary school science teacher. Later in the same decade I moved on to a primary school setting, rising to the position of Deputy Head of a large primary school.
- In 1980 I was appointed as Head Teacher of a purpose built, new area primary school, following the closure of five small village schools, where I remained for twenty one years, retiring in 2001.
- A further career move in 2003 took me into Teacher Training as a Science Tutor for a Teaching Consortium remaining in post until 2013, when “Schools Direct”, a government backed initiative took over the responsibility for Teacher Training in major areas of the country.
- I have a special passion for primary science and over the years I have encouraged children, staff and latterly trainee teachers to pursue science through real, relevant and practical situations.
- In 2013 an HM inspection report recorded the following comments regarding my contribution to science ” Centre based training is of a high quality. The content is extensive and there is a strong emphasis on practical training. Trainees were given a wealth of resources and practical ideas that are applicable to the continuum across the Early Years Foundation and both Primary Stages. Trainees express very high levels of satisfaction with this component of their training”