Mr Andy Smith
I have been working in the School of Education since September 2009. Before that I was a secondary school Science teacher. I was also Head of Science at two schools in Hampshire. Firstly at Park Community School, Havant and latterly as Head of Science and Senior Teacher at The Connaught School in Aldershot. I run the Science PGCE course here at Portsmouth.
My interests in education are very varied. I am passionate about science teaching and making the pupil experience an engaging and fulfilling one. My belief is, that is done by building relationships with pupils and raising their self esteem and personal expectations. Consequently, what I like to see in the classroom is more than just about science! My Masters dissertation was behaviourally based, and looked at whether using music in lessons improved the behaviour and engagement of disaffected pupils.
I particularly enjoy working with our partnership schools and watching pupils and Teacher Trainees progress.