Every panel that I have spoken on about improving representation of girls’ in STEM subjects always pauses around the fifth question to ask, “but what about the boys?”.Read More
I am thrilled to have been chosen as one of the top 50 finalists for the Global Teacher Prize 2019.
It has been amazing to receive recognition for the work that I have done, particularly for creating and running Girls in Physics events. It has been lovely to see my work and my name in print in articles like the ones in the Independent and Guardian newspapers, and it was very enjoyable to be invited onto London Live TV to be interviewed about teaching and the prize.Read More
“Let your light shine”: Ada McKim really struck a chord with me when she said these words in our interview last year. As teachers, we quite rightly spend most of our time focussing on and celebrating the achievements of our students. As any professionals should though, it is sometimes necessary to focus on what you are doing well and celebrate those achievements.Read More
In May, the Department for Education announced that £5million will be put into a fund for teachers in England. The idea is that this can provide financial support for teachers to take a sabbatical for up to a year, doing something which relates to education. (More information on the proposed scheme is explained here.)
I think that this is long overdue.Read More
This week I attend the Go creative – get a job! conference at Highgate School. It was a brilliant day with some incredible speakers and panel discussions. It’s always motivating and reinvigorating to go to a conference, and it reminded me to find out more about my students’ passions and to rethink about my teaching approaches in some areas where I could be using a more creative approach.
Here are some of my key takeaways from the day:Read More
‘Girls in Physics’: How can discussing the under-representation of women in Physics academic research or related careers affect the attitudes of Year 9-11 girls towards studying A-Level Physics?Read More
Each school term I host an evening event in north London for girls and their female parents or careers called Girls in Physics. This event brings female speakers who work in Physics research or have careers in Physics or Engineering to present their work and their experiences of working in this industry.Read More