Full STEAM ahead

Wimbledon High School’s Head of STEAM, Alex Farrer, wins Primary Science Teacher Award

A Science teacher at Wimbledon High School (WHS), GDST, has won a highly prestigious award. Alex Farrer, Head of STEAM at WHS, has won the Primary Science Award for her innovation and creativity in teaching of science. She has championed cross-curricular teaching, working to engage students from Reception to Year 13 and encouraging girls to consider careers in engineering and science. As well as sharing her enthusiasm for all things STEAM with our Junior and Senior students, Alex Farrer also runs primary science outreach projects on behalf of WHS. A Primary Science Quality Mark hub leader, she has supported over 50 schools so far to achieve this prestigious award. She is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology Teacher Advisory Board and delivers their Primary Faraday Challenge Days to several local schools and runs her own STEAM blog chronicling her adventures in STEAM.

Awarded to just a small number of exceptional teachers, the accolade entitles its winners to become a Fellow of the Primary Science Teacher College. As part of the Primary Science Teaching Trust, The College provides funding in excess of £500,000 a year to College Fellows to help develop and disseminate excellence in primary science.

Alex Farrer said: “I couldn’t be more proud to have won this award. I am looking forward to becoming a Fellow of the Primary Science Teacher College in September 2020. Exciting times ahead!”