I have 26 years’ experience in primary education. I am currently the STEM coordinator at Antrim Primary School and a member of the SLT.
Over the past nine years I have delivered CPD for NSLC Enthuse Award courses which focus on promoting the learning and teaching of science and STEM projects. I have worked as a Teacher Developer where I modelled Science lessons and shared good practice with teachers in local EA schools. I am a member of the ASE(NI) committee and help to plan and organise ASE Primary Teachmeets.
I promote the development of scientific enquiry through project work including STEM assignments and challenges which are showcased each year at the Young Innovators Exhibition and Science Blast Fair. Under my guidance the school’s F1 team were the overall champions at the UK F1 in Schools national finals in Birmingham and won a trip to the British Grand Prix.
I piloted PSQM in Northern Ireland along with another school and achieved the gold award. In 2012 I proudly became a Primary Science Teaching Trust Fellow and I am now an Area Mentor for Northern Ireland.