College Mentors


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 on various cutting-edge medical research projects in different English universities. After a break for family, she trained to teach primary children and has taught all ages from reception to year 6. She was science subject leader at her school in Devon and led the school to a PSQM Silver Award in 2013. She was awarded the Primary Science Teaching Award in 2014.


Carol Sampey

Area Mentor For Wessex And South 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.


Debbie Jones

Area Mentor For The West Midlands

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


Kulvinder Johal

Area Mentor

Kulvinder is the PSTT Area Mentor for Greater London


Lesley Hunter

Area Mentor

Lesley Hunter is the PSTT Area Mentor for Northern Ireland


Linda McKee

Area Mentor

Linda McKee is the PSTT Area Mentor for Northern Ireland


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.


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.


Sarah Eames

Area Mentor

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 2012, she proudly became a Primary Science Teaching Trust Fellow and is now an Area Mentor and runs a successful PSTT Cluster in Leicester.


Simon Smith

Area Mentor

Simon Smith is the PSTT Area Mentor for North East England