Who we are
Our vision is to see excellent teaching of science in every primary classroom in the UK. This is a challenging task, but the PSTT is already making great strides towards it. We’ve built a Primary Science Teacher College of over 200 outstanding teachers; each helping to shape and influence science teaching across the UK. We work with local clusters of schools in 28 areas, and our Regional Mentors have supported more than 3,000 additional schools. We also work closely with teachers to produce great resources that improve how science is taught and planned.
Science plays a hugely important role in all our lives: it builds our knowledge and helps us solve global problems. The Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) believes it is vital that children are engaged and inspired by science from an early age. We want to draw on their natural curiosity to help them explore, understand and ask questions about the world around them. Scientific skills and knowledge are essential for every child, whether or not they become a scientist, engineer or medic.
We need several new people to join our board of trustees. Our trustees provide strategic leadership and oversight for the PSTT as we seek to fulfil our charity’s aims. We are looking for people with a range of life experiences and skills who will bring passion and enthusiasm. You may have skills in one of the following areas, or could equally importantly add value to the PSTT in other ways:
- Influencing governments
- Digital content
- Primary schools
The PSTT recognises the enormous benefits and social justice of a diverse organisation at every level. We actively and warmly encourage applications from a broad range of backgrounds and experience. We are fully committed to eliminating discrimination and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in our workforce and employment practices, in the work we undertake, and in the provision of all our activities. We welcome applications from everyone, especially protected characteristics underrepresented on our board.
The expected time commitment is four board meetings each year (with the option to join remotely) plus an annual strategy away day. There are also opportunities to join committees and working groups. Trustees are unpaid, but we will cover your expenses.
Learn more in our Trustee Recruitment Pack pdf, which also contains a link to our application form.
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