Sue Martin

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Wow Science! is owned and run by Sue Martin, for whom primary science education is a great passion! A qualified teacher, Sue graduated from Exeter University with an honours degree in Physics and Education in 1989. She began her teaching career in secondary schools and became Head of Physics at Parkstone Grammar School in Poole, Dorset. After taking a break to bring up a family, Sue undertook supply work in both secondary and primary schools and then returned to teaching full-time as a specialist science teacher in the primary sector. She became Deputy Headteacher at Talbot House Preparatory School in Bournemouth.

Sue is now a freelance primary science consultant and specialises in developing exciting hands-on science experiences for children and delivering initial and CPD training for primary school teachers. She has extensive experience as a presenter of workshops both in schools and at local, national and international science education conferences. She has enjoyed working with TTS Group, a leading educational resources supplier who publish her book: Fizz, Bubble, Pop and is the lead primary science advisor for Twig World, a multi-award winning producer of educational films.

AZSTT Primary Science Teaching Award

In January 2012, Sue was delighted to be the recipient of an AstraZeneca Science Teaching Trust Primary Science Teaching Award 2011. As such, she is now a Fellow of the Primary Science College, which is providing considerable support for her to work with teachers and pupils in developing their science education experience in primary schools. She was recently part of a group supported by the Trust to attend and present at the ‘Science on Stage Europe 2013’ festival in Slubice, Poland.

National Teaching Awards

In 2010, Sue was honoured to receive the ‘Royal Air Force Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School’ for the South West region in the National Teaching Awards.

Rolls-Royce Science Prize

Sue designed and led a proposal for the ‘Rolls Royce Science Prize’ in 2005, which gained a ‘Special Merit Award’ and £1000 support for the school in this project.