College Mentors


Carol Sampey

Area Mentor For Wessex And Wales

With over 30 years’ primary experience of teaching Year 2 to Year 6 behind her, Carol has held the position of Science Leader in a number of schools across Wiltshire.


Janet Barnett

Area Mentor

Janet Barnett became Area Mentor for North-East England in 2015 after retiring from the primary classroom.


Nina Spilsbury

Area Mentor For The East Midlands

Nina Spilsbury has over 40 years’ experience of teaching age groups, from Nursery to Secondary, in both the West and East Midlands.


Dr. Alison Trew

Area Mentor For The South West

Before teaching, Alison worked as a research biochemist on various projects; cancer, pre-eclampsia and Alzheimer’s disease, and delivered biochemistry tutorials to medical students.


Michele Grimshaw

Area Mentor For The North West

Michele Grimshaw joined the Trust as the North West Area Mentor in October 2015 after teaching in a large Primary school in East Lancashire for 20 years.


Debbie Jones

Area Mentor For The West Midlands

Debbie Jones is an Area Mentor for the Primary Science Teaching Trust.


Sarah Eames

Area Mentor For The West Midlands

Sarah Eames is a part-time year 4/5 primary teacher at Sandfield Close in Leicester. She began teaching in 1992 and still thinks it’s the best job in the world. In 2008, she was given the role of Science lead, and her teaching of science was transformed by excellent courses and other inspirational teachers, this gave her a renewed energy for teaching. Sarah firmly believes that science uses the skills of literacy and numeracy in a real context and should be a core part of every school’s curriculum. She is passionate about the environment and sustainability. Sandfield, under Sarah's leadership gained the Gold Primary Science Quality Mark and she is now a hub leader. Sarah is an active member of the ASE and gained her Chartered Science Teacher status in 2012. Also in 2012 she proudly became a Primary Science Teaching Trust Fellow and is now an Area Mentor and runs a successful PSTT Cluster in Leicester.


Kathy Schofield

Area Mentor For Northern Ireland

Kathy Schofield joined the Trust in February 2013 after a long and varied career, namely as a research scientist for ICI, followed by science subject leader in St Edwards, Runcorn.