Head of Science, St Wilfrid's RC College
Ben is Head of Science at St Wilfrid's RC College, South Shields. He was formally the Subject Leader for Physics at Ashington High School in Northumberland. He initially qualified and worked as a Chemist at Newcastle and Leeds Universities, working in a research team synthesising anti-cancer drugs. After a number of years he retrained with the Science Learning Centre and York University to his true passion - Physics.
Since qualifying as a teacher Ben has been successfully teaching GCSE Science and A level Physics and Chemistry. He has been a program manager and Lead Internal Verifier for the Applied Science BTEC program.
Ben is a keen supporter of STEM enrichment running successful Science and Engineering initiatives across a trust of five schools, including most recently building and launching a device to photograph the Earth and beyond from the upper atmosphere.