Area Mentor for Greater London
Kulvinder Johal was awarded a Primary Science Teaching Award in 2012, endorsed by the Royal Society of Biology. She had been leading science at a large, Multicultural, inner London school for several years. She had led a range of year groups across the primary range until taking over the role of assistant headteacher. She has worked on several whole school developments, like PSQM, the Space Education Quality Mark- Gold standard, RHS level 5 award, and the Healthy school programme. Her last big piece of work before taking up her full-time role at the PSTT was to rewrite the curriculum at her school.
As a PSTT fellow, she was involved in the 'Growing Music' project, supported by Carole Sampey and participated in the early TAPS work. Kulvinder has run a PSTT Barking Cluster, as well as supporting grant and cluster proposals as part of the central PSTT team.
In a wider role, Kulvinder is a Regional Champion for the Great Science Share and has been running events in her area for several years now. She has been a member of the ASE Primary Science Committee and is part of the Science on Stage steering committee. Kulvinder is currently a part of the Royal Society Partnership Grant committee and also the Royal Society Public Engagement Committee. She has written for the TES, Primary Science magazine and also helps judge the Teach Primary resource awards. Kulvinder has gained her SLE qualification and is Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach). She is also a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and a Fellow of the RSA.
In 2019 Kulvinder took on the role of Regional Mentor for London and the Southeast. This role allows her to work collaboratively with teachers to promote and inspire them to deliver practical primary science, monitoring, planning, assessment, particularly linking science to cross-curricular topics and active learning outdoors.
When not working for PSTT she enjoys going to the theatre, watching sports and travelling.