Sessions in Leicester
Our sessions, events and free twilight sessions take place in refurbished accommodation in the School of Education at the University of Leicester.
We make use of a flexible range of laboratories, seminar rooms and a 250 capacity hall. Rooms have full ICT facilities, including wireless networking and we also have a video-conferencing studio. For some specialist sessions we use departmental Science labs at the University.
at John Cleveland College
John Cleveland Specialist Science College in Hinckley is our first satellite centre. The College has had a close working relationship with the Science Learning Centre since it opened. Ruth Richards and the technician team of Dave Corbett, Sue Cure and Phil Leach had considerable input into our 4-day sessions for inexperienced and experienced science technicians.
at Snibston Discovery Park
Snibston Discovery Park in Coalville is our newest satellite centre. An award-winning attraction, Snibston is set in the heart of the National Forest on the site of a former colliery with over 90 indoor and outdoor interactive exhibits.
Who's Who at our Leicester Centre
Sue was a secondary science teacher in Warwickshire, where she held several positions of responsibility, and subsequently worked for a leading CPD provider organising sessions and conferences for teachers and students. As Director, Sue is responsible for strategic management of the Centre.
Claire has a background in secondary science and taught in Leicestershire. She also had responsibility for CPD coordination, working closely with PGCE and GTP students and teachers in their NQT induction year. As Deputy Director, Claire is responsible for planning and development of sessions, and day-to-day running of the Centre.
A former languages teacher, Phil is our part-time researcher. He is in the process of conducting a range of research into the impact our sessions are having. Phil has had a particularly high profile role in the recent sessions for technicians.
Helen graduated as a multimedia designer and previously worked as a multimedia developer in medical education. Her role includes maintaining and providing ICT equipment for courses, IT specific and general session support to the centre staff and tutors, and maintaining web based resources.
Regional Liaison and Project Officer
Thomas has ten years experience of project management and stakeholder engagement in a range of educational settings including Further/Higher Education and STEM. His role includes coordinating DfE funded projects including Stimulating Physics and Triple Science . He also plays an important role engaging with priority audiences across the East Midlands.
Jan is the first point of contact for customer enquiries and session delegates. She organises mailshots, session bookings and communications, puts together delegate packs and welcomes everyone when they arrive in Leicester. Previously, Jan worked in a Leicestershire primary school as a nursery nurse.
Kathryn handles communications with session trainers/providers and also provides administrative support to projects. Kathryn previously worked for Amicus in their East Midlands Regional Office as an administrator, and before that for the Leicester Diocesan Board of Education.
Paul has responsibility for finance within the Centre, he also coordinates the delivery of administrative services between offices and the production of resources for teaching sessions. He has previously worked as a course administrator and an events manager within the University.
Technical support for our sessions in Leicester is provided by School of Education science technicians Karen Conway, Lee Samuels and Andrea Sharples.
We also work closely with other colleagues at the University of Leicester to provide high quality CPD across the East Midlands.