Joshua is a Class Teacher and Science Lead at St. Nicholas’ CE First school.
Prior to his career in education, he graduated with a First Class degree in BA (Hons) History at Cardiff University and then undertook his PGCE in Primary with Science Specialism, graduating with a Distinction and a QTS at Outstanding level at the University of Warwick.
Thereafter, he became Science Lead at St. Nicholas’. He has subsequently led his team, with passion and commitment for the subject, through celebratory science events, such as ‘International Women’s Day in Science’ and ‘Farmvention’, and a successful OFSTED ‘Deep Dive’ in science pedagogy. As well as leading within school, he has delivered a presentation “Developing the role of a Science Lead” at the University of Warwick.
For Joshua, research-informed practice ensures that children are provided with high quality opportunities to maximise learning progress. He has therefore continued to engage with current research and studies to further develop the science provision offered by the school. He is currently completing his National Professional Qualification in Middle Leadership (Educational Leadership) from the University of Wolverhampton.
Joshua believes that science is about providing children with hands-on, memorable learning experiences with opportunities for them to lead their own enquiries as well as developing science capital throughout schools. In turn, providing children with rich, varied opportunities to pave the way for them to eagerly become innovative scientists of the future.