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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 secondary English teacher before moving to the Council for Education in World Citizenship, where he organised many conferences, workshops and debates on global issues.


Sue Martin

Coo And Programme Director

Sue Martin has been a Fellow of the Primary Science Teacher College since 2011. Her teaching career began as a secondary school science teacher; she became a Head of Physics before taking a career break to raise a family and deciding to move to the primary sector as a specialist science teacher.


Alison Eley

Outreach Director

Alison Eley has been a Fellow of the Primary Science Teacher College since 2012. Ali’s teaching career has included being a science subject leader in primary schools in Somerset and South West London, working in Initial Teacher Education as a senior lecturer in primary science at St. Mary’s University, and leading research and development for the Richmond Primary Teaching School Alliance.


Dr Sophie Franklin

Research Director

Sophie joined the Trust as a sponsored postgraduate student in October 2010, after obtaining a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Bristol.


Peter Sainsbury

Cluster Director

Peter has been a Fellow of the Primary Science Teaching Trust since 2010. Teaching in a wide variety of schools, Middle, Junior and Primary (Key Stage 1 and 2), school leadership and the classroom have always taken equal place.


James Theedom

Finance Director

James joined the PSTT in November 2020, having worked in a variety of financial roles within Private Equity for 12 years. James brings a broad range of experience from the commercial sector, and prior to PSTT was Financial Controller at Sanlam Wealth.


Sagra Diaz Mata

Finance Assistant

Sagra joined the Primary Science Teaching Trust as Finance Assistant in March 2018. Sagra has a background in administration and finance and has gained a range of accounting skills by working in finance roles in several Bristol based organisations.


Wendy Woodsford

Senior Office Administrator

Wendy joined the Trust as Senior Office Administrator in September 2018. She has extensive experience in events and marketing with a strong track record in project management, planning, supplier and stakeholder management.


Barbara French

Events And Comms Manager

After completing her degree in International Relations from Middle Tennessee State University, Barbara moved to South Korea in 2012. Here, she taught ESL at several state schools before becoming lead teacher at an international school in the southern city of Gwangju.


Kate Redhead

Regional Mentor

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


Ruth Shallcross

Regional Mentor

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


Kathy Schofield

Regional Mentor

Kathy is PSTT Regional Mentor for Wales.


Sarah Eames

Regional Mentor

Sarah is the PSTT Regional Mentor for the East Midlands.


Dr Alison Trew

Website Resources Developer

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.


Tom Holloway

Regional Mentor

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


Kulvinder Johal

Regional Mentor

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


Claire Seeley

Regional Mentor

Claire is the PSTT Regional Mentor for East Anglia


Prof. Dudley Shallcross

Retired Ceo Of Pstt

Active Prof. of Atmospheric Chemistry at the University of Bristol



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