Kathy Schofield

Area Mentor

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.

She was awarded Primary Science Teacher of the Year in 2004 and has never looked back since that year. This Award offered many opportunities including developing her association with ASE which brought about several committee roles; i.e., Chair of NW Committee, Chair of Primary Science Committee member and member of PS Editorial Board. These commitments involve writing articles for PS and EiS, regular reviews of current resources related to primary science education, presenting workshops and helping to organise ASE conferences locally & nationally.

Her third career was Senior Lecturer in Primary Science at MMU, contracted by SLCNW to deliver CPD. During her time at MMU she achieved a STEM Masters, researching collaborative teaching and learning particularly through the use of dialogue, and exploring creativity with Year 3 BA students to develop learning beyond the classroom. Kathy’s role for PSTT allows her to indulge her passion for promoting and inspiring teachers to deliver practical primary science.