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Hear from outstanding biology school teachers

Chaired by Dr Mark Winterbottom CBiol FRSB, chair of the judging panel for the award, this short webinar will include presentations from the winner and shortlisted School Teacher of the Year award recipients. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A. If you wish to submit a question in advance, please add this to the 'booking requests' box upon booking.


Matthew King - RSB School Biology Teacher of the Year Award 2021 finalist
Matthew is head of biology at Westcliff High School for Girls. He was shortlisted for his various uses of technology and tools in lessons and providing a comprehensive programme of entrance exam workshops for students. He also delivers a Science CPD programme in schools across Essex.

Gemma Singleton - RSB School Biology Teacher of the Year Award 2019 winner
Gemma is currently assistant head teacher at Meridian High School. She won the 2019 award for her inspirational methods of teaching and contribution to development of science in and beyond her school. She regularly reflects on pedagogical developments on her blog and organises science-specific networking opportunities for other teachers.

Paul Downie - RSB School Biology Teacher of the Year Award 2021 winner
Paul is the faculty head of science at Hyndland Secondary School. He won the 2021 award for his consistent commitment for excellence in teaching biology. He has also created and hosts The Higher Biology Podcast and is the coordinator for West OS, an online school of recorded video lessons.

Who should attend?

The event is open to all, but will be of particular interest to secondary school biology teachers as it will showcase good practice in education.


This event is free to attend. Advance registration is essential through the link at the top of the page, and the meeting joining link will be sent to all guests ahead of the event.


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