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.