Primary Science and Outdoor Learning

Helen Spring CSciTeach is a Primary Science and Outdoor Learning Consultant serving the Yorkshire region and beyond. With a wealth of experience as a teacher and science subject leader, Helen specialises in primary science and outdoor learning. She is the author of the book, 'Teaching Primary Science Outdoors'. Helen's expertise lies in supporting primary science subject leaders and teachers, assisting them in enhancing the quality of their science teaching and learning. 

Teaching Primary Science Outdoors, a book by Helen Spring

Teaching Primary Science Outdoors is a book packed full of outdoor science activities for primary children of all ages. Each activity is explained in detail and has guidance on assessment for learning, science capital as well as follow up and extension ideas. The book is supported by a downloadable resource pack. 

Helen holds the Association for Science Education's Chartered Science Teacher mark. She is also the co-chair of the ASE's Primary Science Committee and a Futures member.  

Helen has been awarded this CPD Quality Mark from STEM Learning in recognition of her knowledge, skills, understanding, experience and expertise in delivering STEM CPD.  

Primary Science Quality Mark Region Lead and Hub Leader

Helen is the Region Lead for the Northeast and Scotland, supporting Hub Leaders and Science Subject Leaders to improve the quality of science teaching, learning and leadership across the region.  Helen has also been a PSQM Hub Leader in Yorkshire since 2016.  

Primary Consultant

Helen works with CLEAPSS to promote practical work in primary schools.  This includes creating guidance documents to support schools in planning safe practical work, and leading CPD on behalf of CLEAPSS.   

Howsham Mill Education Manager

A former flour mill in North Yorkshire, now generating renewable hydropower, Howsham Mill is a beautiful venue for free school visits.  

Associate Consultant, SEERIH, University of Manchester

Helen worked for SEERIH for four years between 2018 and 2022, leading eleven different networks for Primary Science Subject Leaders in Greater Manchester. Helen also contributed to 'Shining a light on inclusive science teaching and learning (7-14 years)'.