Amy Banks, Deputy Headteacher at Greenfields Community Primary School, and former NTLT Science Lead Practitioner has been recognised by the Primary Science Teaching Trust for her commitment to and achievements in primary science.
We asked Amy to tell us about the award:
“In January, I was nominated for a Primary Science Teacher Award by my head teacher, Gemma Robertson and one of our governors, Carl Luke. Carl is also a Primary Science Teaching Trust fellow and had completed some Science monitoring activities alongside me just prior to the nomination. I was nominated for my contribution to improving Science teaching and learning both at Greenfields and also for working with and supporting other schools too. In March, I found out I had been shortlisted and that two colleagues from the PSTT would come to observe me teaching Science in my school and have discussions with myself and my head teacher about my experience.
After being Science subject lead for almost 7 years and a successful secondment with North Tyneside Learning Trust as Science Lead Practitioner, the PSTT colleagues were impressed with my achievements. I could draw on my experience from NTLT; coaching an Enthuse Partnership, leading CPD across Northumberland Tyne & Wear as a STEM facilitator and working closely with other Trust schools to improve Science teaching & learning across the region. I could also discuss how I’d facilitated a new partnership between the Ogden Trust and NTLT to support primary, middle and secondary schools in their Physics teaching. For my lesson observation, I used the resources we received following attendance at the Ogden Phizzi Primary CPD on Earth and Space to deliver an engaging hands-on lesson to Year 5, which the children thoroughly enjoyed.
Gemma and I have been invited to the awards ceremony in June and I am really proud of this achievement, for myself, for Greenfields and for NTLT.”
Huge congratulations to Amy and to Greenfields Community Primary School, we are all super proud of your achievement.
- Posted on 15th May 2023