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Thursday, January 10 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
What Makes a Great Science Department? (218)

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Join us for an interactive panel discussion, with ideas and practical steps to help you develop a vibrant, effective science department. Our experienced panel will share some of their own insightful learnings and recommendations, before a wider discussion where we want you to contribute your own ideas and experiences. Whether you are a newcomer to science teaching or an experienced leader, this event will offer inspiration and ideas to help you power up your science department.  

Speakers
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Dr Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Teaching Fellow/ Assessment Editor, University of Sussex / OUP
Science Education, Formative Assessment, Pinch Points, Training the next generation of teachers, teacher retention, Science Teacher SOS. | | ASE Regional Chair (Surrey & Sussex) | ASE Committee member 11-19 | | Hobbies: wildlife, walks, movies, reading, drawing and painting.
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John Holman

Advisor, ASE President
Emeritus Professor in the Chemistry Department, University of York. | President, Royal Society of Chemistry, July 2016. Senior Adviser in Education at the Wellcome Trust and the Gatsby Foundation.  Founding Director of the National Science Learning Centre from 2004 until September... Read More →
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Emily Howe

Service Manager, Learn Chemistry Partnership, Royal Society of Chemistry
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Mark Jordan

Education Publisher, Royal Society of Chemistry
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Niki Kaiser

Chemistry teacher and Research Lead, Notre Dame High School
What should people talk to me about? About how I'm a Chemistry teacher who always thought she'd be a flautist? Or about how someone with a Chemistry PhD ended up working on ships as a Marine Scientist and sampling phytoplankton? Or about why I am fascinated by Threshold Concepts... Read More →
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Susan Palmer

Susan Palmer is the Head of Chemistry at the Newham Collegiate Sixth Form centre (The NCS) in East Ham, London. The Chemistry Department won the RSC’s President’s award for 2018 for inspirational teaching. The 7 teacher strong chemistry department have an excellent working environment... Read More →
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Claire Ritchie

Teacher of Chemistry, Leith Academy
Claire has been a chemistry teacher at Leith Academy for 12 years. Previously she taught in rural Scotland and New Zealand.In 2016 she was appointed as a lead teacher of chemistry in Edinburgh, facilitating chemistry CPD in local authority secondary schools.Claire's personal interests... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Royal Society of Chemistry

The world needs more chemical scientists, and chemistry skills can lead our young people into a vast range of fulfilling careers. We help people see the part they can play in the future of the chemical sciences, and we improve chemistry education. We believe that everyone should... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Muirhead G15