The Science Faculty is a warm, friendly and welcoming department that works hard to continue to raise standards. There are well established systems in place with experienced practitioners who are aware of the aims. As a faculty, we offer unique and exciting opportunities which aims to:
•Encourage an interest in and an enthusiasm for science.
•Develop the knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to the study of science.
•Develop in pupils, an understanding of the implications of science upon themselves and society.
•Encourage pupils to take initiative and responsibility for their own development and safety, both in group situations and as individuals.
•Enable all pupils using their science education to achieve their potential.
As a faculty, we are always trying to explore new ways to deliver the curriculum and apply these to the workplace. We are able to offer each area of specialism and hold an excellent CPD record .A range of teaching strategies are used across the curriculum to encourage independent learning through the use of Assessment for Learning strategies including peer and self assessment and Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills. Lessons are engaging, challenging and inspirational and students are keen to learn. As a result, behaviour in and around science is good. Our tracking systems in place are extensive and we monitor assessment against challenging targets.
The attainment of students at Key Stages 4 and 5 is exceptional and we are committed to ensure that standards do not fall. The faculty holds a weekly science club for students of all abilities and across the Key Stages and have taken part in cross- curricular activities throughout the academic year. We have established links with Keele University and have recently started to develop strong STEM links with local businesses. We are currently developing an exciting opportunity for students across the curriculum to have access to a STEM programme to extend their learning further.
Science Teaching Staff
Mrs. J. Morrison – Subject Lead
Mrs C. Jack – Second in Science
Miss S. Farook – Year 9 Lead
Mrs C Greaves – Deputy Head/Teacher of Science
Miss A Ward- Assistant Head/Head of Post 16
Mr S Cadman – Assistant Head/Teacher of Science
Ms Z. Mahmood – Teacher of Science
Mr R. Jones – Year 10 Lead
Miss A. Brook – Teacher of Science
Science Support Staff
Miss J. Guest – Science Technician
Miss J Podesta- Faculty Teaching Assistant