Diane Kershaw – Science - Director of Science, Outwood Grange Academies Trust

In the ever changing economy STEM subjects are more important than ever, as teachers it is our responsibility to enthuse and develop students natural curiosity of STEM based subjects and prepare them for the challenges they will face. To do this it is vital that we ensure that students are given the best quality science teaching in the classroom enabling to develop a passion for Science. As an AST Diane has systematically improved the attainment of students through the improvement of teaching and learning in the classroom, monitoring and evaluation, accurate and thorough intervention, and the coaching and challenging of staff. As a Science Director with OGAT she works collaboratively across a number of schools developing leadership and systems to meet the demand of the new curriculum, and delivering intervention to improvement at A/A* and A*-C at KS4. As a teacher, in addition to a proven track record at KS4 Diane also has 11 years’ experience of delivering high quality A level Chemistry.