Feedback from the ‘lockdown CPD’ sessions:

 “It was great to get a real secure of understanding of what science capital is. It made me realise that we are doing this quite well at the moment but could always do more! It was good to speak to other people and get ideas.”

“The session was interesting and interactive! Helen you did amazing considering we are all at home and not actually in front of you. Lots of enquiry and working scientifically knowledge shared! Thank you!”

“I liked that we had the option to share thought/ideas but weren’t forced to do so.”

The most useful part was the… “opportunity to unpick a lesson plan with colleagues and make small adjustments so that the lesson follows the science capital approach – this was a really good activity as it showed how easy it is to make small changes that would make a big difference. I would like to do this with staff at my school when we are back in.” 

“Thank you very much. Was scared of zoom but enjoyed it and much easier than driving miles for cpd!”

“Thank you, the session was really useful and I am excited about teaching science when we go back.”


Pre-lockdown feedback:

I have learnt so much from you and if I am half as good a leader at my school as you have been to us, then I would be happy! You have inspired me on so many different levels and I thank you for that.

Science Leader, PSQM school


I now have a real sense of purpose in my role as the science leader. I know how to monitor my school’s ability to teach science and where we can go next to further improve it. My networking skills have also developed… as a result I am now working with other agencies outside of school to improve science further.

Science Leader, PSQM school


Thank you… for your support during the Enthuse Award. You have helped me to be a more confident subject leader and have supported me in developing my role, through help with observations, delivering a staff meeting, book scrutiny and support with an action plan. We all feel more confident with using the outdoors to enhance our lessons and also to link science more with other subject areas.

Thanks again,
Chloe Pounder, Science Leader, Kirk Smeaton Primary School


Without Helen and her valuable input, the school would not have progressed forward with either the expertise or the direction that it has done. I would be happy to use the phrase ‘Ofsted ready’ … now.

Rob Funnell, Science Leader, Signhills Academy


The support from Helen Spring has considerably contributed to the success of our project, from identifying needs, team teaching, whole-staff CPD to guiding us through the STEM award process.

Kirsty Klijn, Science Leader, Beetham C of E Primary School


Howsham Mill is a magical island of learning adventures for children. The education officer at the mill motivates and inspires the children in many areas of the curriculum. They arrive back at school full of the experiences provided.

Sarah Moore, headteacher – Foston and Terrington Primary Schools