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Georgia Abernethy-Palmer

Lecturer of Animal Science and Bioscience – Higher Education

I have been embedding Sam’s resources into my FE teaching.  Alongside my higher education students, I also teach A2HE Biochemistry and Bioscience.  A few of my learners are GCSE maths and English resit students, but the resource re beneficial to all.  They make a great ice breaker and lesson starter.  They are adaptable and relevant to current news and affairs.  Personally I found no need to amend them, but there is scope to easily amend them and keep the original principle in place.  My students reacted really well to having something novel but engaging to start the session.  Unsurprisingly, biochemistry can be a bit heavy at times- but this certainly lightened the load.  The resources provided opportunity for discussion and debate;  key skills needed at HE level so this was a great opportunity to get the ball rolling.  All resources also provide links to the minimum core, so ideal for any lecturer undertaking their QTLS, ATS and/ or Level 5 in education and training as well as fully qualified members of staff.    

David Wales

Interim Director of Adult Education and Business Growth

Sam’s work on integrating maths and English topics into vocational studies was fantastic and a great source of support and inspiration for lecturers working with a diverse range of subjects and student abilities.

Dan Beale

HMI – Further Education and Skills at OFSTED

Great work, Sam – colleges will benefit greatly from your expertise in these important subjects.

Gary Mason-Dring

Educational Professional working in Academic Quality

Sam’s leadership at Sparsholt was hugely inspiring and supportive. Sam successfully created a positive and substantive profile for maths and English provision across the college, developing and implementing innovative strategies to embed quality learning.

Sam’s consistently positive outlook and ability foster warm, productive relationships within teams, making her an excellent manager and leader.

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