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Dr Katy Bloom
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Dr Katy Bloom

Dr Katy Bloom spent seven years as an Exploration Geophysicist in the oil industry in the UK and abroad before becoming a Physics teacher. She has worked as a Head of Science Faculty at a Specialist Science College and gained Advanced Skills Teacher status in 2001, working primarily on researching and developing educational strategies that were utilised authority-wide.

She became a Senior Professional Development Leader at the National STEM Learning Centre [NSLC] in York, where she also acted as the Engineering Lead for the DfE STEM team. Whilst at the NSLC, Katy developed professional development courses in Outstanding teaching, which drew upon a strong research base.

Katy moved to a career in Initial Teacher Education as an Associate Principal Lecturer at Leeds Trinity University where she led the Science PGCE, and subsequently to her current role as a Senior Lecturer in Science Education at York St John University, where she also holds the post of Learning and Teaching Lead for the School of Education, Languages and Psychology.

Dr Katy Bloom's Webinars

A Webinar for Teaching Assistants: Strategies to Support Science Lessons with Confidence | Secondary

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This webinar will provide teaching assistants with advice and practical guidance on supporting pupils with wide-ranging starting-points and needs in science lessons, through one-to-one and small group work, to enhance engagement and attainment.

A Webinar for Teaching Assistants: Strategies to Support Science Lessons with Confidence | Primary

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This webinar will provide teaching assistants with advice and practical guidance on supporting pupils with wide-ranging starting-points and needs in science lessons, through one-to-one and small group work, to enhance engagement and attainment.

Secondary Science: A Research-based Approach to Address Misconceptions and Challenging Topics

This webinar will provide subject leads and teachers with practical guidance and advice on how to support children to engage with science as part of the national curriculum, and overcome both teacher and student difficulties with challenging topics, to maximise the benefits it can bring as part of their broader development.