Lead Educators

Keeley Arundel-McConachie

Keely Arundel-McConachie

Keeley completed Maths, Physics and Fine Art at A-Level before going on to study Physics at the University of Sheffield, and then a Masters in Education at Cambridge University.

"The National Space Academy - it's not all rocket science! The opportunities for learning science using space as a context is massive, it is inspiring and challenging in equal measure."

Boards, memberships and awards
Fuchs Scholar
IOP teaching award, 2012

At work...
She has worked at schools in Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire since 2002, teaching all three sciences Keeley is e-learning lead for the academy chain she works within. She teaches all three sciences to GCSE, and Physics at A-Level. Keeley is the Lead Internal Verifier for Applied Science BTEC and also organises regular outreach activities, including local and national workshops.

Break time...
Keeley snowboards, paddleboards and is a training to be a pilates coach. She has also completed her Day Skipper Ticket which means she is capable of safely skippering a small cruising yacht, or motor boat!

We asked Keeley...

Given the chance, would you go to space?
Do you even have to ask?! Absolutely

What's the best thing about science?
It satisfies your inner 2 year old that always wants to ask "Why?".

What's the best thing about working at the National Space Academy?
Being able to work with so many different people, to inspire others and to be inspired yourself.