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I graduated with a 1st class (HONS) degree in Analytical Chemistry and before teaching, worked for several years in industrial laboratories. Since graduating from the UEA Primary PGCE, I have taught across Key Stage 2 and held several senior management positions within schools in the region, including Head of Year, literacy and Curriculum coordinator. I also completed an MA in Education in 2012. Science has always been my passion and I have coordinated the subject for many years, gaining a Silver Primary Science Quality Mark for one of my schools during this time. I am a member of the Association for Science Education and sit on the Norfolk and Suffolk Regional Committee. I am also on the governing body for a local primary school, which has been recognised for the quality of its science teaching. I currently work predominatly on the Primary PGCE course but also contribute to the MA in Educational Practice and Research, as well as the BA in Education and the Introduction to Teaching Skills courses.
Key Research Interests
My particular areas of research interest revolve around the development of science capital in primary teachers and how this influences the quality of their science teaching. I am also interested in how non-science specialists develop their identity as a teacher of science in primary schools.
University of East Anglia
… → 2018
Award Date: 5 Nov 2018
Master of Arts, Anglia Ruskin University
2010 → 2012
Award Date: 1 Feb 2012
Unknown, University of East Anglia
Award Date: 3 Jul 2006
Bachelor of Science, De Montfort University
… → 2004
Award Date: 21 Jun 2004
Head of Year, Angel Road Primary School
Jan 2015 → Dec 2016
Primary Teacher, Stradbroke Primary School
Sep 2006 → Dec 2014
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One year on - Science capital in primary PGCE students: Factors influencing its development and its impact on science teachingJones, D. & Spicer, S., Sep 2019, Association for Science Education International, 85, p. 9.
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Science capital in primary PGCE students: Factors influencing its development and its impact on science teachingJones, D. & Spicer, S., Sep 2019, In: Science Teacher Education. 85, p. 9-15 7 p.
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