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 a Head of Physics. 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. During an extensive career, she has undertaken roles in classroom teaching, as a Deputy Headteacher and as a Headteacher.

Sue has worked as a freelance primary science consultant, specialising 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 with Twig World, a multi-award winning producer of educational films, including the BETT-award winning TigTag Science, for which she was the lead Primary Science Advisor.

Sue is currently the Programme Director for the Primary Science Teaching Trust, an organisation that supports award-winning primary science teachers through the Primary Science Teacher College; supports groups of schools working together through the Cluster Programme; and supports research and innovation through their Academic Collaborators.

AZSTT Primary Science Teaching Award

Sue was delighted to be the recipient of an AstraZeneca Science Teaching Trust (now PSTT) Primary Science Teaching Award 2011. As such, she is a Fellow of the Primary Science College, which is provides considerable support for work with teachers in developing primary science provision. Sue is now the Programme Director for the PSTT.

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.