Winner: 2021 Early Career Prize for Excellence in Secondary and Further Education

Tuesday 23rd November

Winner: 2021 Early Career Prize for Excellence in Secondary and Further Education

Dr Owens ensures that teaching is adapted to respond to the needs of students and shows clear subject knowledge and passion for the discipline. Dr Owens was appointed to a Teaching and Learning role within the science department after 19 months of teaching, due to her outstanding work ethic, high standards and outward thinking approach to teaching science. Through her additional Teaching & Learning Responsibility for curriculum design, she has been involved in the development of the science curriculum ensuring that all learning builds upon prior knowledge and that this is retrieved throughout her lessons, while ensuring that there is no repetition of what is taught in primary school. Dr Owens development of the curriculum and resources ensures that all students are receiving a consistent approach to the delivery of the curriculum.

Dr Owens has been an invaluable member of the science extracurricular team, enabling students to catch up on lost practical learning.  Her after school sessions have drawn unprecedented numbers who have attended and shown a genuine joy in practical work. Practical sessions have included dissection of heart and lungs, making a rainbow using acids, alkalis and indicator, extracting DNA from peas, testing food for key nutrient groups and making/firing water rockets.