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Fergus Hegarty

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Lecturer in Science Education

I am a Lecturer in Science Education and Programme Leader for PGCE: Science with Biology and Science with Chemistry.

I have been a teacher in secondary schools across the north of England for over 25 years, and have held various roles including head of department, assistant head teacher and advanced skills teacher.

I have mentored training teachers throughout my career and have created professional development programmes for various university initial teacher training providers.

As a Senior Lead Practitioner and Specialist Leader of Education I have worked with Gatsby Technical Education Projects and the SSAT to deliver teacher development training to schools, multi-academy trusts and education authorities across the country and abroad.

I am a Chartered Science Teacher and support the wider science education community through regional roles within the Association for Science Education. I have trained education professionals from all phases at national and international conferences, and have represented the UK, British Council, and other organisations in Europe, Nepal, the Middle East and Australia.

Teaching and supervision

I lecture on the undergraduate BSc STEM degree as well as the PGCE Science and Maths courses.

In my role as personal academic tutor I work directly with individual trainees on their professional learning journey.

  • Initial teacher training
  • Whole school and school leadership CPD
  • Science teaching to A level
  • Coaching and mentoring effective teacher behaviours
  • Research into practice

Last updated 30 August 2022