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STAFF

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Martin Pollard

Chief Executive Officer

Martin Pollard has more than 20 years of experience working in education. He began his career as a…

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Sue Martin

COO and Programme Director

Sue Martin has been a Fellow of the Primary Science Teacher College since 2011. Her teaching career…

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Alison Eley

Outreach Director

Alison Eley has been a Fellow of the Primary Science Teacher College since 2012. Ali’s teaching…

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Dr Sophie Franklin

Research Director

Sophie joined the Trust as a sponsored postgraduate student in October 2010, after obtaining a BSc…

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Peter Sainsbury

Cluster Director

Peter has been a Fellow of the Primary Science Teaching Trust since 2010. Teaching in a wide variety…

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James Theedom

Finance Director

James joined the PSTT in November 2020, having worked in a variety of financial roles within Private…

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Sagra Diaz Mata

Finance Assistant

Sagra joined the Primary Science Teaching Trust as Finance Assistant in March 2018. Sagra has a…

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Wendy Woodsford

Senior Office Administrator

Wendy joined the Trust as Senior Office Administrator in September 2018. She has extensive…

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Barbara French

Events and Comms Manager

After completing her degree in International Relations from Middle Tennessee State University,…

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Kate Redhead

Regional Mentor

Kate is the PSTT Regional Mentor for the Birmingham and Midlands areas.

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Ruth Shallcross

Regional Mentor

Ruth is the PSTT Regional Mentor for London and the South East.

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Kathy Schofield

Regional Mentor

Kathy is PSTT Regional Mentor for Wales.

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Sarah Eames

Regional Mentor

Sarah is the PSTT Regional Mentor for the East Midlands.

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Dr Alison Trew

Website Resources Developer

Alison started her career as a research scientist, namely as a biochemist, and worked for nine years…

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Tom Holloway

Regional Mentor

Tom is the PSTT Regional Mentor for London and the South East.

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Kulvinder Johal

Regional Mentor

Kulvinder is the PSTT Regional Mentor for London and the South East.

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Claire Seeley

Regional Mentor

Claire is the PSTT Regional Mentor for East Anglia

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Prof. Dudley Shallcross

Retired CEO of PSTT

Active Prof. of Atmospheric Chemistry at the University of Bristol

TRUSTEES

The Primary Science Teaching Trust is supported by a Board of Trustees whose knowledge and experience span business, law, IT, finance, education and science.

Fred Young, MBE is the Chair of Trustees.

The Patron of PSTT is Dr Peter Doyle CBE: Former Director of AstraZeneca Group PLC.

COLLEGE MENTORS

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Carol Sampey

Area Mentor for Wessex & South Wales

With over 30 years’ primary experience of teaching Year 2 to Year 6 behind her, Carol has held the…

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Dr. Alison Trew

Area Mentor for Dorset (West), Devon & Cornwall

Alison started her career as a research scientist, namely as a biochemist, and worked for nine years…

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Kathryn Horan

Area Mentor for the East Midlands

Kathryn is a part-time teacher with experience of teaching across the primary age range. She became…

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Kulvinder Johal

Area Mentor for Greater London

Kulvinder Johal was awarded a Primary Science Teaching Award in 2012, endorsed by the Royal Society…

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Lesley Hunter

Area Mentor for Northern Ireland

After starting her career by teaching physics in post primary schools, Lesley moved into the primary…

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Linda McKee

Area Mentor for Northern Ireland

Linda McKee has 25 years’ experience in primary education. She is currently a teacher at Antrim…

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Michele Grimshaw

Area Mentor for North West England

Michele Grimshaw joined the Trust as the North West Area Mentor in October 2015 after teaching in a…

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Nina Spilsbury

Area Mentor for the West Midlands

Nina Spilsbury has over 40 years’ experience of teaching age groups, from Nursery to Secondary, in…

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Sarah Eames

Area Mentor for the West Midlands

Sarah Eames began teaching in 1992 and still thinks it’s the best job in the world. In 2012, she…

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Simon Smith

Area Mentor for North East England

Simon Smith was awarded his PSTA in 2011 and is now PSTT Area Mentor for North East England.

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