Dr Simon Rhodes

Regional Representative in Primary Science, Hereford / Worcestershire

Formerly Head of Physics at Hereford Cathedral School, Simon has taken advantage of the support of The Ogden Trust to divert his energies into providing outreach and training for the many rural primary schools in Herefordshire. The region contains many very small schools with very modest resources, budgets and expertise and Simon's goal is to get out to as many schools as he can to raise the profile of physics in the primary classroom and provide inspirational activities for KS2 pupils. Simon offers a highly flexible model, allowing the host school to select which topic they want support with, which level and for how much time. He also offers CPD and will run additional enrichment activities for keen primary pupils in the year to come. Simon is setting up a sixth former-led science club in a local primary school, and it is hoped that, if successful, clubs will be rolled out to several primaries next year.